Elron Electronic Industries (OTCMKTS:ELRNF) and Mentor Capital (OTCMKTS:MNTR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.
This table compares Elron Electronic Industries and Mentor Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Elron Electronic Industries||N/A||-5.02%||-4.66%|
This table compares Elron Electronic Industries and Mentor Capital’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Elron Electronic Industries||$11.97 million||8.27||-$25.48 million||N/A||N/A|
|Mentor Capital||$3.18 million||4.89||-$750,000.00||N/A||N/A|
Mentor Capital has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Elron Electronic Industries.
Volatility and Risk
Elron Electronic Industries has a beta of 0.05, suggesting that its share price is 95% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mentor Capital has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Elron Electronic Industries and Mentor Capital, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Elron Electronic Industries||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.0% of Mentor Capital shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
About Elron Electronic Industries
Elron Electronic Industries Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides technology products in the medical devices and cyber fields. The company offers BrainsGate, a minimally invasive treatment for ischemic stroke; Pocared, an automated microbiology lab system for infectious diseases diagnosis; CartiHeal implants for cartilage and bone repair in weight bearing joints; Notal Vision, a remote monitoring of patients at risk of vision loss from age-related macular degeneration; cyber intelligence platform that detects and defuses threats before they become cyberattacks; Alcide, a security and management tools for hybrid data centers; and SecuredTouch a behavioral biometrics for mobile transactions. It also provides Ironscales, an automated phishing prevention, detection, and response platform; Cynerio, a connected medical device; Kindite, a cloud encryption solution; OpenLegacy, a platform that enables the digital transformation process; PLYmedia, a platform for ad networks; Aqwise, a biological water and wastewater treatment solutions for the industrial and municipal markets; and Atlantium, a water disinfection solution. The company was founded in 1961 and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. is a subsidiary of Discount Investment Corporation Limited.
About Mentor Capital
Mentor Capital, Inc. is a private equity firm specializing in acquisitions and emerging growth investments. The firm provides passive equity funding and liquidity to smaller companies and owners in the medical, marijuana and social use cannabis companies. It invests in shelf IPO's and public and private companies and seeks to provide public market access to owners of small private companies. The firm specializes in pre-IPO investments in Cannabis companies. In case of shelf IPO's, the firm prefers to invest in companies with sales greater than $40 million. It prefers to take significant position in its portfolio companies. The firm invests only in companies that have earnings. Mentor Capital, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is based in Ramona, California.
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