Orbit International (OTCMKTS:ORBT) and Advanced Energy Industries (NASDAQ:AEIS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.
Risk and Volatility
Orbit International has a beta of 0.06, indicating that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advanced Energy Industries has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
95.6% of Advanced Energy Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.3% of Orbit International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Advanced Energy Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Orbit International and Advanced Energy Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Advanced Energy Industries||0||2||4||0||2.67|
Advanced Energy Industries has a consensus target price of $70.40, suggesting a potential upside of 52.94%. Given Advanced Energy Industries’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Advanced Energy Industries is more favorable than Orbit International.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Orbit International and Advanced Energy Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Orbit International||$20.85 million||0.95||$1.79 million||N/A||N/A|
|Advanced Energy Industries||$671.01 million||2.64||$137.86 million||$4.23||10.88|
Advanced Energy Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Orbit International.
Orbit International pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Advanced Energy Industries does not pay a dividend.
This table compares Orbit International and Advanced Energy Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Advanced Energy Industries||13.18%||32.09%||22.88%|
Advanced Energy Industries beats Orbit International on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Orbit International Company Profile
Orbit International Corp. designs, manufactures, and sells electronic components and subsystems, and commercial and custom power units for prime contractors, government procurement agencies, and research and development laboratories in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Electronics Group and Power Group. The Electronics Group segment engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of customized electronic components and subsystems. This segment also designs and manufactures below-deck control products for naval combat systems and gun weapon systems; and provides systems integration, production engineering, integrated logistics support, and documentation control for leading defense industry prime contractors and U.S. Department of Defense procurement agencies, as well as foreign naval programs. This segment's principal products include remote control units, intercommunication panels, displays, keyboards, keypads and pointing devices, operator control trays, command display units, and gun weapons system products. The Power Group segment designs and manufactures commercial power units, AC power, frequency converters, uninterruptible power supplies, and commercial-off-the-shelf power solutions, as well as the electronic products for measurement and display. The company was formerly known as Orbit Instrument Corp. and changed its name to Orbit International Corp. in July 1991. Orbit International Corp. was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York.
Advanced Energy Industries Company Profile
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sells, and supports power conversion and control products that transform electrical power into various usable forms. It offers process power systems, including direct current (DC), pulsed DC, low frequency, high voltage, and radio frequency (RF) power supplies, as well as matching networks and remote plasma sources for reactive gas applications and RF instrumentation. The company also provides power control modules and thermal instrumentation products for rapid thermal processing, chemical vapor deposition, crystal growing, and other semiconductor and solar applications, as well as in chemical processing, glass manufacturing, and other general industrial power applications; and high voltage products for various applications, including semiconductor wafer processing and metrology, scientific instrumentation, mass spectrometry, industrial printing, and analytical x-ray systems for industrial and analytical applications. In addition, it offers repair services, conversions, upgrades, and refurbishments and used equipment to companies. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors in the North America, Europe, and Asia. Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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