Reviewing Kopin (KOPN) & QuickLogic (QUIK)

Kopin (NASDAQ: KOPN) and QuickLogic (NASDAQ:QUIK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Kopin and QuickLogic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kopin -125.76% -37.28% -31.14%
QuickLogic -120.37% -76.28% -49.70%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kopin and QuickLogic’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kopin $22.64 million 10.02 -$23.43 million ($0.41) -7.34
QuickLogic $11.42 million 13.90 -$19.14 million ($0.20) -9.90

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

Volatility & Risk

Kopin has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QuickLogic has a beta of 0.12, indicating that its stock price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Kopin and QuickLogic, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kopin 0 1 0 0 2.00
QuickLogic 0 0 1 0 3.00

QuickLogic has a consensus target price of $2.50, indicating a potential upside of 26.26%. Given QuickLogic’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe QuickLogic is more favorable than Kopin.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

44.9% of Kopin shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.7% of QuickLogic shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.9% of Kopin shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.9% of QuickLogic 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.

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and seller of Wearable technologies, which include components and systems. The Company’s segments are Forth Dimension Displays Ltd. (FDD), the manufacturer of its reflective display products for test and simulation products, and Kopin, which consists of Kopin Corporation, Kowon, Kopin Software Ltd. and e-MDT America (eMDT). Products, which include its components are augmented reality consumer wearable devices for sports and fitness and virtual reality consumer products for recreational and sport drones; military devices, such as thermal weapon sights and fighter pilot helmets, and industrial and public safety devices, such as fire fighter thermal camera enabled masks. Its reflective display products are also configured as spatial light modulators and are used in industrial equipment for three dimensional (3D) Automated Optical Inspection. It sells displays individually or in combination with its other components assembled in a unit.

About QuickLogic

QuickLogic Corporation develops and markets semiconductor and software algorithm solutions. The Company’s solutions primarily target smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, and the Internet-of-Things (IoT). The Company is a fabless semiconductor provider of flexible sensor processing solutions, ultra-low power display bridges, and ultra-low power Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The Company’s solutions integrate multi-core processing, programmable logic, sensor fusion and context aware algorithms, and embedded software. The Company’s solutions are created from its new silicon platforms, including EOS, ArcticLink III, PolarPro 3, PolarPro II, PolarPro, and Eclipse II products, its mature products, which are produced on semiconductor processes over 180 nanometers, primarily include its pASIC 3 and QuickRAM, as well as royalty revenue, programming hardware and design software. Its sensor algorithm software includes SenseMe software library.

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