ARC Group WorldWide (ARCW) and Highway (HIHO) Financial Review

ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) and Highway (NASDAQ:HIHO) 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, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for ARC Group WorldWide and Highway, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ARC Group WorldWide 0 0 0 0 N/A
Highway 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ARC Group WorldWide and Highway’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ARC Group WorldWide $82.44 million 0.38 -$13.18 million N/A N/A
Highway $19.17 million 0.74 $1.55 million N/A N/A

Highway has lower revenue, but higher earnings than ARC Group WorldWide.

Risk & Volatility

ARC Group WorldWide has a beta of 1.88, suggesting that its stock price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Highway has a beta of 0.17, suggesting that its stock price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Highway pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.7%. ARC Group WorldWide does not pay a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

19.9% of ARC Group WorldWide shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.7% of Highway shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of ARC Group WorldWide shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares ARC Group WorldWide and Highway’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ARC Group WorldWide -13.64% -30.03% -10.26%
Highway 5.86% 8.58% 5.64%

Summary

Highway beats ARC Group WorldWide on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ARC Group WorldWide

ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. provides metal injection molding and metal 3D printing solutions worldwide. It operates in three segments: Precision Components Group, Stamping Group, and 3DMT Group. The Precision Components Group segment provides engineered precision metal components using processes consisting of metal injection molding; tooling products; and plastic injection molding products. This segment serves industries, including medical and dental devices, aerospace, automotive, defense, consumer durables, and electronic devices. The Stamping Group segment engages in precision metal stamping business that offers value-added secondary design and production processing. The 3DMT Group segment provides metal 3D printing solutions; and additives. ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Deland, Florida.

About Highway

Highway Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and supplies metal, plastic, electric, and electronic components, subassemblies, and finished products for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and contract manufacturers. The company operates in two segments, Metal Stamping and Mechanical OEM, and Electric OEM. It also engages in the trade of plastic injection products; and manufactures and assembles metal, plastic, mold, and electronic products, as well as automation equipment. The company's products are used in the manufacture of products, such as photocopiers, laser printers, print cartridges, electrical connectors, electrical circuits, vacuum cleaners, LED power supplies, stepping motors, pumps for dishwashers, and other washing machine components. In addition, it assists customers in the design and development of the tooling used in the metal and plastic manufacturing process, as well as provides an array of other manufacturing and engineering services. The company serves customers in Hong Kong/China, Europe, North America, and other Asian countries. Highway Holdings Limited was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Sheung Shui, Hong Kong.

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