Superconductor Technologies (NASDAQ: SCON) is one of 37 publicly-traded companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Superconductor Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Superconductor Technologies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Superconductor Technologies -26,445.00% -99.84% -90.61%
Superconductor Technologies Competitors -970.12% 0.41% -7.51%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.0% of Superconductor Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.7% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Superconductor Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Superconductor Technologies and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Superconductor Technologies $39,999.00 -$8.69 million -0.56
Superconductor Technologies Competitors $28.35 billion $8.31 billion 7.21

Superconductor Technologies’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Superconductor Technologies. Superconductor Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Superconductor Technologies and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Superconductor Technologies 0 0 2 0 3.00
Superconductor Technologies Competitors 516 1586 1756 57 2.35

Superconductor Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 160.87%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 19.61%. Given Superconductor Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Superconductor Technologies is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Superconductor Technologies has a beta of 1.06, suggesting that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Superconductor Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 0.77, suggesting that their average stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Superconductor Technologies rivals beat Superconductor Technologies on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Superconductor Technologies

Superconductor Technologies Inc. is engaged in developing and commercializing high temperature superconductor (HTS) materials and related technologies. The Company operates through the research, development, manufacture and marketing of high performance products used in cellular base stations segment. The Company develops products for the utility and telecommunications industries. The Company offers family of products, including SuperLink, which combines a specialized filter using HTS technology with a cryogenic cooler and a low-noise amplifier; AmpLink, which provides duplexing and uplink enhancement for personal communications service (PCS) and advanced wireless services (AWS) base stations, and SuperPlex, which provides a line of multiplexing solutions to reduce the need for additional antennas and coaxial cable feed lines, while providing functionality in both the 850 megahertz (MHz) cellular band and the 1,900 MHz PCS band.

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