Ultralife Corporation (NASDAQ: ULBI) and Enersys (NYSE:ENS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

22.3% of Ultralife Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.5% of Enersys shares are owned by institutional investors. 38.1% of Ultralife Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Enersys shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Ultralife Corporation has a beta of -0.16, suggesting that its share price is 116% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enersys has a beta of 1.65, suggesting that its share price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Ultralife Corporation and Enersys, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ultralife Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Enersys 0 1 1 0 2.50

Enersys has a consensus price target of $92.00, suggesting a potential upside of 42.33%. Given Enersys’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Enersys is more favorable than Ultralife Corporation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ultralife Corporation and Enersys’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ultralife Corporation $83.23 million 1.26 $8.45 million $0.36 18.75
Enersys $2.39 billion 1.17 $333.11 million $3.71 17.42

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

Profitability

This table compares Ultralife Corporation and Enersys’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ultralife Corporation 6.62% 7.94% 6.37%
Enersys 6.86% 18.90% 9.05%

Dividends

Enersys pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Ultralife Corporation does not pay a dividend. Enersys pays out 18.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Enersys beats Ultralife Corporation on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ultralife Corporation

Ultralife Corporation offers products and services ranging from power solutions to communications and electronics systems. The Company designs and manufactures power and communications systems, including rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, charging systems, communications and electronics systems and accessories, and custom engineered systems. The Company’s segments include Battery & Energy Products, Communications Systems and Corporate. The Battery & Energy Products segment includes lithium 9-volt, cylindrical, thin cell and other non-rechargeable batteries, in addition to rechargeable batteries, uninterruptable power supplies, charging systems and accessories. The Communications Systems segment includes radio frequency (RF) amplifiers, power supplies, cable and connector assemblies, amplified speakers, equipment mounts, case equipment, man-portable systems, integrated communication systems for fixed or vehicle applications, and communications and electronics systems design.

About Enersys

EnerSys is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of industrial batteries. The Company manufactures, markets and distributes related products, such as chargers, power equipment, outdoor cabinet enclosures and battery accessories, and provides related after-market and customer-support services for industrial batteries. Its segments based on geographic regions consist of Americas, which consists of North and South America; EMEA, which includes Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia, which includes Asia, Australia and Oceania. The Company’s product lines include reserve power and motive power products. Its Reserve power products also include thermally managed cabinets and enclosures for electronic equipment and batteries. The Company’s motive power products are used to provide power for electric industrial forklifts used in manufacturing, warehousing and other material handling applications. They are used as mining equipment, diesel locomotive starting and other rail equipment.

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