Reviewing Sierra Monitor (SRMC) and Mechanical Technology (MKTY)

Mechanical Technology (OTCMKTS:MKTY) and Sierra Monitor (OTCMKTS:SRMC) 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 valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.


This table compares Mechanical Technology and Sierra Monitor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mechanical Technology 14.27% 21.53% 17.23%
Sierra Monitor 1.37% 5.16% 4.26%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Mechanical Technology and Sierra Monitor, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mechanical Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sierra Monitor 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

Mechanical Technology has a beta of -0.8, indicating that its share price is 180% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sierra Monitor has a beta of -0.39, indicating that its share price is 139% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mechanical Technology and Sierra Monitor’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mechanical Technology $7.06 million 1.25 $580,000.00 N/A N/A
Sierra Monitor $19.77 million 1.08 -$370,000.00 N/A N/A

Mechanical Technology has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Sierra Monitor.


Sierra Monitor pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Mechanical Technology does not pay a dividend.


Mechanical Technology beats Sierra Monitor on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mechanical Technology

Mechanical Technology, Incorporated, through its subsidiary, MTI Instruments, Inc., designs, manufactures, and markets precision linear displacement solutions, vibration measurement and system balancing solutions, precision tensile measurement systems, and wafer inspection tools worldwide. It offers electronic gauging instruments for position, displacement, and vibration applications in the industrial manufacturing/production markets, as well as the research, design, and process development market. The company also provides engine balancing and vibration analysis systems for military and commercial aircraft; metrology tools for semiconductor and solar wafer characterization; and tensile stage systems for materials testing and precision linear displacement gauges for use in academic and industrial research and development settings. It sells its precision automated manufacturing, and research and development sectors through direct sales and representatives in the Americas; and through distributors and agents in Europe and Asia, as well as axial turbo machinery directly to end users. The company serves electronics, aircraft, aerospace, automotive, semiconductor, and research industries. Mechanical Technology, Incorporated was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Albany, New York.

About Sierra Monitor

Sierra Monitor Corporation provides industrial Internet of things solutions that connect and protect infrastructure assets to the industrial and commercial facilities management market in the United States and internationally. It offers FieldServer family of protocol gateways, routers, and network explorers for system integrators and original equipment manufacturers to enable local and remote monitoring and control of assets and facilities; and Sentry IT flame and gas detection solutions used by industrial and commercial facilities managers to protect their personnel and assets. The company sells its solutions to telecommunication companies and their suppliers. Sierra Monitor Corporation was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

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