Financial Survey: American Superconductor (AMSC) and Orbotech (ORBK)
American Superconductor (NASDAQ: AMSC) and Orbotech (NASDAQ:ORBK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for American Superconductor and Orbotech, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares American Superconductor and Orbotech’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|American Superconductor||$75.19 million||0.93||-$27.37 million||($1.99)||-1.67|
|Orbotech||$806.40 million||3.01||$79.43 million||$2.10||24.12|
Orbotech has higher revenue and earnings than American Superconductor. American Superconductor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Orbotech, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares American Superconductor and Orbotech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
28.4% of American Superconductor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.1% of Orbotech shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of American Superconductor shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of Orbotech shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
American Superconductor has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orbotech has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Orbotech beats American Superconductor on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About American Superconductor
American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) is a provider of megawatt-scale solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Wind and Grid. Through the Company’s Windtec Solutions brand, the Wind business segment enables manufacturers to field wind turbines. Through the Company’s Gridtec Solutions, the Grid business segment enables electric utilities and renewable energy project developers to connect, transmit and distribute power. AMSC supplies power electronics and control systems, licenses its engineered wind turbine designs and provides customer support services to wind turbine manufacturers. The Company provides a range of power electronics and software-based control systems. AMSC provides transmission planning services that enable it to identify power grid congestion and other risks. The Company also sells grid interconnection solutions for wind farms and solar power plants, power quality systems, and transmission and distribution cable systems.
Orbotech Ltd. is a supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Company provides cutting-edge solutions for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays (FPDs) and semiconductor devices (SDs). The Company’s segments include Production Solutions for the Electronics Industry, Solar Energy and Recognition Software. The Production Solutions for the Electronics Industry segment is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, marketing and service of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Solar Energy segment is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of solar photovoltaic energy systems that produce electricity directly from sunlight. The Recognition Software segment is engaged in the development and marketing of check processing and healthcare payment automation solutions.
Receive News & Ratings for American Superconductor Corporation Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for American Superconductor Corporation and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.