Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH) and Neonode (NASDAQ:NEON) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Amphenol Corporation and Neonode’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amphenol Corporation $6.51 billion 3.65 $1.54 billion $2.97 26.15
Neonode $9.41 million 5.55 -$3.47 million ($0.11) -9.73

Amphenol Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Neonode. Neonode is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Amphenol Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Amphenol Corporation and Neonode, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amphenol Corporation 0 3 3 1 2.71
Neonode 0 0 1 0 3.00

Amphenol Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $77.57, suggesting a potential downside of 0.11%. Neonode has a consensus target price of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 273.83%. Given Neonode’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Neonode is more favorable than Amphenol Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Amphenol Corporation and Neonode’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amphenol Corporation 14.37% 24.98% 10.89%
Neonode -50.46% -169.76% -58.14%

Dividends

Amphenol Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Neonode does not pay a dividend. Amphenol Corporation pays out 21.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Amphenol Corporation has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

Amphenol Corporation has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Neonode has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.7% of Amphenol Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.4% of Neonode shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Amphenol Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.8% of Neonode shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Amphenol Corporation beats Neonode on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Amphenol Corporation Company Profile

Amphenol Corporation (Amphenol) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor- based products, and coaxial and specialty cable. The Company operates through two segments, which include Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions. Its Interconnect Product and Assemblies segment primarily is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing a range of connector and connector systems, value-add products, and other products, including antennas and sensors, used in a range of applications in various set of end markets. Its Cable Products and Solutions segment primarily engages in designing, manufacturing and marketing cables, value-added products and components for use primarily in the broadband communications and information technology markets. It designs, manufactures and assembles its products at facilities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.

Neonode Company Profile

Neonode Inc., formerly SBE, Inc., develops and licenses user interfaces and optical infrared touch solutions. The Company’s technology offers multiple features, including the ability to sense an object’s size, depth, velocity, pressure and proximity to any type of surface. It operates through the touch technology licensing business segment. It licenses its multi-touch technology to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) who incorporate it into devices that they produce and sell. In addition, it develops prototype products and is engaged in product engineering design discussions with various global OEMs and ODMs. The Company offers its family of touch solutions under the brands MultiSensing and zForce. Its solution provides sense enablement through touch and proximity sensing. Its technology has application in various fields, such as laptop computers, all-in-one computers, standalone monitors, printer products and global positioning systems.

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