Atomera (NASDAQ:ATOM) and Everspin Technologies (NASDAQ:MRAM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.
Risk & Volatility
Atomera has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Everspin Technologies has a beta of 3.01, meaning that its stock price is 201% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Atomera and Everspin Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
15.8% of Atomera shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.7% of Everspin Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 9.1% of Atomera shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 24.0% of Everspin Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Atomera and Everspin Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Atomera presently has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 112.88%. Everspin Technologies has a consensus price target of $14.00, indicating a potential upside of 105.58%. Given Atomera’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Atomera is more favorable than Everspin Technologies.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Atomera and Everspin Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Everspin Technologies||$35.94 million||3.20||-$21.10 million||($1.69)||-4.03|
Atomera has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Everspin Technologies.
Everspin Technologies beats Atomera on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Atomera Company Profile
Atomera Incorporated engages in the business of developing, commercializing, and licensing proprietary processes and technologies for the semiconductor industry. Its lead technology is Mears Silicon Technology, a thin-film of reengineered silicon that can be applied as a transistor channel enhancement to CMOS-type transistors. The company was formerly known as Mears Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to Atomera Incorporated in January 2016. Atomera Incorporated was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
Everspin Technologies Company Profile
Everspin Technologies, Inc. manufactures and sells magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) products to customers in the United States and internationally. It offers Toggle MRAM, spin-transfer torque MRAM, embedded MRAM, magnetic sensor, and aerospace and satellite electronic systems. The company provides its products for applications, including industrial, automotive, transportation, and enterprise storage markets. It serves customers through a direct sales channel and a network of representatives and distributors. Everspin Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.
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