Uni-Pixel (OTCMKTS: UNXLQ) and API Technologies (NASDAQ:ATNY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Uni-Pixel and API Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Uni-Pixel -675.26% -627.00% -249.93%
API Technologies -11.81% -30.24% -7.58%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Uni-Pixel and API Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Uni-Pixel 0 2 0 0 2.00
API Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Uni-Pixel presently has a consensus target price of $1.21, suggesting a potential upside of 9,900.00%. Given Uni-Pixel’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Uni-Pixel is more favorable than API Technologies.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Uni-Pixel shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Uni-Pixel shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Uni-Pixel has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, API Technologies has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Uni-Pixel and API Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Uni-Pixel $4.10 million 0.22 -$29.43 million ($0.70) -0.02
API Technologies N/A N/A N/A ($0.48) -4.17

API Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Uni-Pixel. API Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Uni-Pixel, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

About Uni-Pixel

Uni-Pixel, Inc. develops and markets touch sensor films for the touch screen and flexible electronics markets. The Company’s roll-to-roll electronics manufacturing process patterns fine line conductive elements on thin films. The Company markets its technologies for touch panel sensor and hard coat resin for cover glass replacement, and protective cover film applications under the XTouch and Diamond Guard brands. The Company is engaged in the optical design and manufacturing of microstructured polymer film materials and related technologies for the display, flexible electronics and automotive industries. It makes transparent conductive films and flexible electronic films for high volume, roll to roll patterning of flexible thin-film conductor patterns. The Company sells the touch screen films under the brand XTouch, as sub-components of a fully assembled touch sensor module. The Company has developed a hard coat resin that can be applied using film, spray or inkjet coating methods.

About API Technologies

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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