Everspin Tech (NASDAQ: MRAM) and Smart Global Holdings (NYSE:SGH) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitabiliy, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Everspin Tech and Smart Global Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Everspin Tech $28.77 million 7.72 -$16.52 million N/A N/A
Smart Global Holdings $684.47 million 0.58 $71.24 million N/A N/A

Smart Global Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Everspin Tech.

Profitability

This table compares Everspin Tech and Smart Global Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Everspin Tech N/A N/A N/A
Smart Global Holdings 3.84% 132.75% 6.97%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Everspin Tech and Smart Global Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Everspin Tech 0 0 4 0 3.00
Smart Global Holdings 0 0 5 1 3.17

Everspin Tech presently has a consensus price target of $14.25, indicating a potential downside of 19.76%. Smart Global Holdings has a consensus price target of $21.83, indicating a potential upside of 19.63%. Given Smart Global Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Smart Global Holdings is more favorable than Everspin Tech.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

40.1% of Everspin Tech shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Smart Global Holdings beats Everspin Tech on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Everspin Tech Company Profile

Everspin Technologies, Inc. is a United States-based provider of magnetoresistive random-access memory (MRAM) solutions. The Company is engaged in designing, manufacturing and shipping discrete and embedded MRAM and spin-torque MRAM (ST-MRAM) into markets and applications. The Company’s products include 8-bit/16-bit Parallel Interface MRAM, Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), Quad SPI and Double Data Rate (DDR) 3 dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) Compatible MRAM – Spin Torque Technology. The Company’s MR10Q010 Quad SPI MRAM is a memory solution for applications that store and retrieve data and programs. Its DDR3 DRAM Compatible MRAM – Spin Torque Technology is designed to comply with all DDR3 DRAM features, such as on-device termination (ODT) and internal ZQ calibration. Its family of both parallel asynchronous input/output (I/O) and serial peripheral interface (SPI) products in densities ranging from 256 kilobyte (Kb) to 16 megabyte (Mb) is available in die form.

Smart Global Holdings Company Profile

Smart Global Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company through its subsidiaries provides specialty memory solutions. The Company manufactures memory for desktops, notebooks, servers and mobile memory for smartphones. The Company also serves original equipment manufacturer (OEM), customers to develop memory solutions. The Company also provides customized, integrated supply chain services to certain OEM customers to assist them in the management and execution of their procurement processes. The Company offers its products and services under a range of categories including dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) components, DRAM modules, flash components, mobile memory and supply chain services. The Company offers a range of DRAM modules including DIMMs, nonvolatile DIMMs, load reducing DIMMs, registered DIMMs, unbuffered DIMMs, small outline DIMMs, and mini-DIMMs.

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