Microvision (NASDAQ:MVIS) and Espey Mfg. & Electronics (NYSE:ESP) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Microvision and Espey Mfg. & Electronics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Microvision||$8.89 million||34.47||-$26.48 million||($0.24)||-8.88|
|Espey Mfg. & Electronics||$31.53 million||1.37||$1.16 million||N/A||N/A|
Espey Mfg. & Electronics has higher revenue and earnings than Microvision.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
8.7% of Microvision shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.3% of Espey Mfg. & Electronics shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Microvision shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of Espey Mfg. & Electronics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Microvision and Espey Mfg. & Electronics, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Espey Mfg. & Electronics||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Microvision currently has a consensus price target of $3.50, indicating a potential upside of 64.32%. Given Microvision’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Microvision is more favorable than Espey Mfg. & Electronics.
Risk and Volatility
Microvision has a beta of 3.09, suggesting that its share price is 209% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Espey Mfg. & Electronics has a beta of 0.23, suggesting that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Microvision and Espey Mfg. & Electronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Espey Mfg. & Electronics||3.69%||3.74%||3.16%|
Espey Mfg. & Electronics beats Microvision on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Microvision Company Profile
MicroVision, Inc. develops PicoP scanning technology to create high-resolution miniature projection, and three-dimensional sensing and image capture solutions in the United States and Asia. Its PicoP scanning technology includes micro-electrical mechanical systems, laser diodes, opto-mechanics, and electronics. The company also develops a light detection and ranging engine for consumer electronic applications and automotive collision avoidance systems. It licenses its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers. MicroVision, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
Espey Mfg. & Electronics Company Profile
Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp., a power electronics design and original equipment manufacturing company, designs, manufactures, and tests electronic equipment primarily for use in military and industrial applications in the United States and internationally. The company’s principal products include power supplies, power converters, filters, power transformers, magnetic components, power distribution equipment, UPS systems, antennas, and high power radar systems for use in AC and DC locomotives, shipboard power, shipboard radar, airborne power, ground-based radar, and ground mobile power applications. It also provides various services that consist of design and development to specification, build to print, design services, design studies, environmental testing services, metal fabrication, painting services, and development of automatic testing equipment. The company serves industrial manufacturers and defense companies, the government of the United States, foreign governments, and foreign electronic equipment companies through its direct sales organization and outside sales representatives. Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. was founded in 1928 and is based in Saratoga Springs, New York.
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