Electronic Systems Technology (ELST) versus Vishay Precision Group (VPG) Financial Survey

Electronic Systems Technology (OTCMKTS:ELST) and Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Electronic Systems Technology and Vishay Precision Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Electronic Systems Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vishay Precision Group 0 0 2 0 3.00

Vishay Precision Group has a consensus price target of $53.00, indicating a potential upside of 56.20%. Given Vishay Precision Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Vishay Precision Group is more favorable than Electronic Systems Technology.

Profitability

This table compares Electronic Systems Technology and Vishay Precision Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Electronic Systems Technology -26.21% -18.83% -18.29%
Vishay Precision Group 8.45% 12.63% 8.19%

Risk & Volatility

Electronic Systems Technology has a beta of -0.48, suggesting that its stock price is 148% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vishay Precision Group has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Electronic Systems Technology and Vishay Precision Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Electronic Systems Technology $1.42 million 1.37 -$440,000.00 N/A N/A
Vishay Precision Group $254.35 million 1.80 $14.34 million $1.14 29.76

Vishay Precision Group has higher revenue and earnings than Electronic Systems Technology.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

78.5% of Vishay Precision Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 45.7% of Electronic Systems Technology shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.5% of Vishay Precision Group shares are owned 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.

Summary

Vishay Precision Group beats Electronic Systems Technology on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Electronic Systems Technology

Electronic Systems Technology, Inc., doing business as ESTeem Wireless Modems, designs, develops, manufactures and markets industrial wireless products and accessories in the United States and internationally. Its ESTeem industrial wireless products provide communication links between computers networks, network enabled devices, and mobile devices without cables. The company also offers data radio products for process automation in commercial, industrial, and government arenas, as well as various accessories to support the ESTeem products, such as antennas, power supplies, and cable assemblies. In addition, it offers repair and upgrade services; and professional, site survey testing, system start-up, and custom engineering services. The company's products are used in various applications, including water/wastewater, oil/gas, mining, and industrial automation. It markets its products through direct sales, sales representatives, and resellers. Electronic Systems Technology, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is based in Kennewick, Washington.

About Vishay Precision Group

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets sensors, sensor-based measurement systems, specialty resistors, and strain gages in Asia, the United States, Israel, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Foil Technology Products, Force Sensors, and Weighing and Control Systems. The company's product portfolio includes foil resistors, foil strain gages, transducers, load cells, weighing modules, data acquisition systems, and weighing and control systems, as well as sensors that convert mechanical inputs into an electronic signal for display, processing, interpretation, or control by its instrumentation and system products. Its products are primarily used in the military and aerospace, medical, agricultural, steel, and construction sectors for application in waste management, bulk hauling, logging, scale manufacturing, engineering systems, pharmaceutical, oil, chemical, steel, paper, and food industries. The company markets and sells its products through original equipment manufacturers, electronic manufacturing services companies, and independent distributors, as well as directly to end-use customers. Vishay Precision Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

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