AMTEK (NYSE: AME) and Polar Power (NASDAQ:POLA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares AMTEK and Polar Power’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMTEK 13.26% 16.28% 7.68%
Polar Power N/A 19.35% 16.54%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares AMTEK and Polar Power’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AMTEK $3.99 billion 3.93 $1.04 billion $2.28 29.79
Polar Power $22.14 million 2.41 $6.29 million N/A N/A

AMTEK has higher revenue and earnings than Polar Power.

Dividends

AMTEK pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Polar Power does not pay a dividend. AMTEK pays out 15.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for AMTEK and Polar Power, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMTEK 0 1 9 0 2.90
Polar Power 0 0 1 0 3.00

AMTEK presently has a consensus price target of $67.20, suggesting a potential downside of 1.06%. Polar Power has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 32.83%. Given Polar Power’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Polar Power is more favorable than AMTEK.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.6% of AMTEK shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.5% of Polar Power shares are held by institutional investors. 2.1% of AMTEK shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

AMTEK beats Polar Power on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About AMTEK

AMETEK, Inc. is a manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The Company operates through two segments: Electronic Instruments (EIG) and Electromechanical (EMG). EIG designs and manufactures instruments for the process, power and industrial and aerospace markets. EIG provides process and analytical instruments for the oil, gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and automation markets. It makes monitoring and metering devices, industrial battery chargers and uninterruptible power supplies, programmable power equipment, electrical test equipment and gas turbine sensors. EMG is a differentiated supplier of precision motion control solutions, thermal management systems, specialty metals and electrical interconnects. Its end markets include medical, automation, petrochemical and other industrial markets. It operates a network of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities.

About Polar Power

Polar Power, Inc. is engaged in designing, manufacturing and selling direct current (DC) power systems for applications primarily in the telecommunications, military, electric vehicle charging, cogeneration, distributed power and uninterruptable power supply markets. Within the telecommunications market, the Company’s DC power systems provide DC power to service applications that do not have access to the utility grid (such as off-grid applications) or have critical power needs and cannot be without power in the event of utility grid failure (such as back-up power applications). Its product offerings include DC base power systems, DC hybrid power systems and DC solar hybrid power systems. The Company’s technologies include Permanent Magnet Homopolar Hybrid (PMHH) Technology and Supra Controller Technology. Its power and control system architecture is controlled by its digital control system, Supra Controller, which contains software configured to meet specific application needs.

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