EVERSPIN TECH (NASDAQ: MRAM) and Adesto Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:IOTS) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EVERSPIN TECH and Adesto Technologies Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EVERSPIN TECH $31.03 million 6.09 -$16.18 million ($1.93) -7.83
Adesto Technologies Corporation $48.23 million 2.77 -$6.70 million ($0.67) -9.63

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

41.3% of EVERSPIN TECH shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.6% of Adesto Technologies Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.1% of Adesto Technologies Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for EVERSPIN TECH and Adesto Technologies Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EVERSPIN TECH 0 0 4 0 3.00
Adesto Technologies Corporation 0 0 2 1 3.33

EVERSPIN TECH presently has a consensus price target of $15.50, indicating a potential upside of 2.58%. Adesto Technologies Corporation has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.53%. Given Adesto Technologies Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Adesto Technologies Corporation is more favorable than EVERSPIN TECH.

Profitability

This table compares EVERSPIN TECH and Adesto Technologies Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EVERSPIN TECH -57.99% N/A -56.37%
Adesto Technologies Corporation -21.41% -44.81% -15.38%

Summary

Adesto Technologies Corporation beats EVERSPIN TECH on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EVERSPIN TECH

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.

About Adesto Technologies Corporation

Adesto Technologies Corporation is a provider of application-specific and ultra-low power non-volatile memory products. The Company optimizes its non-volatile memory products for Internet of Things (IoT), applications, including current and next-generation Internet-connected devices in the consumer, industrial, medical and wearables markets. It operates in application-specific and feature-rich, ultra-low power non-volatile memory (NVM) products segment. It combines its non-volatile memory design capabilities with intellectual property and differentiated technology platforms to deliver products that manage the overall energy consumption of its customers’ systems and battery life. Its products feature embedded intelligence in a small form factor. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers, respectively that manufacture products for its end customers.

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