Contrasting Kimball Electronics (KE) & SigmaTron International (SGMA)

Kimball Electronics (NASDAQ:KE) and SigmaTron International (NASDAQ:SGMA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Kimball Electronics and SigmaTron International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kimball Electronics 2.59% 8.36% 4.59%
SigmaTron International -1.99% 1.36% 0.49%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Kimball Electronics and SigmaTron International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kimball Electronics 0 0 0 0 N/A
SigmaTron International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

Kimball Electronics has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SigmaTron International has a beta of 1.68, indicating that its share price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.7% of Kimball Electronics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.5% of SigmaTron International shares are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of Kimball Electronics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.2% of SigmaTron International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kimball Electronics and SigmaTron International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kimball Electronics $1.07 billion 0.39 $16.75 million N/A N/A
SigmaTron International $278.13 million 0.04 -$3.24 million N/A N/A

Kimball Electronics has higher revenue and earnings than SigmaTron International.

Summary

Kimball Electronics beats SigmaTron International on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kimball Electronics

Kimball Electronics, Inc., a contract electronic manufacturing services company, engages in producing various electronics for the automotive, medical, industrial, and public safety end markets. The company's engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain services include design services and support, supply chain services and support, and rapid prototyping and product introduction support services, as well as product design, and process validation and qualification services. Its manufacturing services also comprise industrialization and automation of manufacturing processes; reliability testing, including testing of products under a series of environmental conditions; production and testing of printed circuit board assemblies; assembly, production, and packaging of medical disposables and other non-electronic products; design engineering and production of precision plastics and metal fabrication; and product life cycle management services. The company has operations in the United States, China, Mexico, Poland, Romania, and Thailand. Kimball Electronics, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Jasper, Indiana.

About SigmaTron International

SigmaTron International, Inc. operates as an independent provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS). Its EMS services include the production of printed circuit board assemblies and completely assembled (box-build) electronic products. The company also offers automatic and manual assembly, and testing of products; material sourcing and procurement services; manufacturing and test engineering support services; design services; warehousing and distribution services; and assistance in obtaining product approval from governmental and other regulatory bodies. It primarily serves customers operating in the industrial electronics, consumer electronics, and medical/life sciences industries in the United States, Mexico, China, Vietnam, and Taiwan. The company markets its services through independent manufacturers' representative organizations. SigmaTron International, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

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