Aixtron Se (NASDAQ: AIXG) and Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.4% of Aixtron Se shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.4% of Jason Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.0% of Jason Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Aixtron Se and Jason Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aixtron Se -18.84% -13.14% -10.84%
Jason Industries -9.80% N/A -0.63%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Aixtron Se and Jason Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aixtron Se N/A N/A N/A ($0.31) N/A
Jason Industries $705.52 0.07 -$66.87 ($3.04) -0.60

Aixtron Se has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Jason Industries. Jason Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Aixtron Se, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Aixtron Se and Jason Industries, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aixtron Se 2 0 1 0 1.67
Jason Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00

Risk and Volatility

Aixtron Se has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jason Industries has a beta of 0.26, meaning that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Jason Industries beats Aixtron Se on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Aixtron Se

AIXTRON SE is a provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The Company’s technology solutions are used by a range of customers across the world to build components for electronic and opto-electronic applications based on compound, silicon or organic semiconductor materials. Such components are used in fiber optic communication systems, wireless and mobile telephony applications, optical and electronic storage devices, computing, signaling and lighting, displays, as well as a range of other technologies. The Company’s business activities include developing, producing and installing equipment for the deposition of semiconductor and other complex materials, process engineering, consulting and training, including ongoing customer support and after-sales service. The Company supplies its customers with both production-scale material deposition systems and small scale systems for research and development (R&D) or small scale production.

About Jason Industries

Jason Industries is the parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the seating, finishing, components and automotive acoustics markets, including Assembled Products (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Janesville Acoustics (Southfield, Mich.), Metalex (Libertyville, Ill.), Milsco (Milwaukee, Wis.), Osborn (Richmond, Indiana and Burgwald, Germany) and Sealeze (Richmond, Va.). All Jason companies utilize the Jason Business System, a collaborative manufacturing strategy applicable to a diverse group of companies that includes business principles and processes to ensure best-in-class results and collective strength. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Jason employs more than 4,000 individuals in 15 countries.

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