API Technologies (NASDAQ: ATNY) and Uni-Pixel (OTCMKTS:UNXLQ) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.1% of Uni-Pixel shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Uni-Pixel 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 table compares API Technologies and Uni-Pixel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
API Technologies has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Uni-Pixel has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares API Technologies and Uni-Pixel’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Uni-Pixel||$4.10 million||0.23||-$29.43 million||($0.70)||-0.02|
API Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue 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.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for API Technologies and Uni-Pixel, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Uni-Pixel has a consensus price target of $1.21, suggesting a potential upside of 9,207.69%. Given Uni-Pixel’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Uni-Pixel is more favorable than API Technologies.
API Technologies beats Uni-Pixel on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
API Technologies Company Profile
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.
Uni-Pixel Company Profile
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.
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