OSI Systems (NASDAQ: OSIS) and API Technologies Corp (NASDAQ:ATNY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.6% of OSI Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 7.5% of OSI Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for OSI Systems and API Technologies Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
OSI Systems 0 0 5 0 3.00
API Technologies Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

OSI Systems currently has a consensus target price of $94.20, indicating a potential upside of 0.88%. Given OSI Systems’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe OSI Systems is more favorable than API Technologies Corp.

Profitability

This table compares OSI Systems and API Technologies Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
OSI Systems 2.19% 10.57% 4.70%
API Technologies Corp -11.81% -30.24% -7.58%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares OSI Systems and API Technologies Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
OSI Systems $960.95 million 1.82 $144.35 million $1.08 86.46
API Technologies Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

OSI Systems has higher revenue and earnings than API Technologies Corp.

Summary

OSI Systems beats API Technologies Corp on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About OSI Systems

OSI Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of specialized electronic systems and components for critical applications. The Company sells its products and provides related services in diversified markets, including homeland security, healthcare, defense and aerospace. The Company operates in three segments, which include Security, which provides security and inspection systems, turnkey security screening solutions and related services; Healthcare, which provides patient monitoring, diagnostic cardiology, anesthesia delivery and ventilation systems and defibrillators, and Optoelectronics and Manufacturing, which provides electronic components and electronic manufacturing services for the Security and Healthcare divisions, as well as to external original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers and end users for applications in the defense, aerospace, medical and industrial markets, among others.

About API Technologies Corp

API Technologies Corp. (API) is engaged in providing radio frequency (RF) microwave, microelectronic, power and security solutions. The Company offers a range of RF, microwave, millimeter wave and microelectronics products ranging from components to complete system solutions. The Company operates through three segments. The Systems, Subsystems & Components (SSC) segment’s products include RF, microwave and millimeter wave products; microcircuits and microelectronics; electromagnetic integrated solutions, and power solutions. The Electronic Manufacturing Services segment offers electronics manufacturing services (EMS) for defense, commercial and medical customers. The Secure Systems & Information Assurance (SSIA) segment develops and offers various secure network and hardware solutions, including TEMPEST and Emanation Security, ruggedized systems, secure access, information assurance products, as well as TEMPEST certification.

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