Arotech (NASDAQ: ARTX) and EnSync (NASDAQ:ESNC) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Arotech and EnSync’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arotech -3.44% -4.73% -2.81%
EnSync -9,073.13% -264.98% -73.94%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Arotech and EnSync, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arotech 0 0 2 0 3.00
EnSync 0 0 2 0 3.00

Arotech presently has a consensus target price of $4.75, suggesting a potential upside of 30.14%. EnSync has a consensus target price of $1.75, suggesting a potential upside of 343.04%. Given EnSync’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe EnSync is more favorable than Arotech.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Arotech and EnSync’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Arotech $89.92 million 1.06 $5.36 million ($0.12) -30.41
EnSync $10.73 million 1.77 -$18.15 million N/A N/A

Arotech has higher revenue and earnings than EnSync.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

21.2% of Arotech shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.2% of Arotech shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Arotech beats EnSync on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Arotech

Arotech Corporation is a defense and security products and services company, engaged in providing interactive simulation for military, law enforcement and commercial markets, and batteries and charging systems for the military, commercial and medical markets. The Company operates through two segments: Training and Simulation Division, and Power Systems Division. The Company’s Training and Simulation Division develops, manufactures and markets multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force training and operator training of military, law enforcement, security, emergency services and other personnel. The Company’s Power Systems Division provides battery solutions, energy management and power distribution technologies and product design and manufacturing services for the aerospace, defense, law enforcement, homeland security markets, and it manufactures and sells rechargeable batteries for defense and security products and medical and industrial applications.

About EnSync

EnSync, Inc. is engaged in developing, licensing and manufacturing energy management systems solutions serving the commercial and industrial (C&I) building, utility, and off-grid markets. The Company develops and commercializes product and service solutions for the distributed energy generation market, including energy management systems, energy storage systems, applications, and Internet of energy platforms that link distributed energy resources with the grid network. The Company’s products include Matrix energy management system and advanced energy storage products. The Matrix Energy Management System is a behind the meter energy control system, which focuses at the commercial, industrial and multi-tenant building markets. Matrix Energy Management System offers swappable drawers that can be replaced without taking the entire distributed generation system off line. The Company’s Agile Hybrid Storage System is a technology that combines a range of storage units.

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