Sono-Tek (OTCMKTS:SOTK) and Neah Power Systems (OTCMKTS:NPWZ) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Sono-Tek and Neah Power Systems’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Neah Power Systems||N/A||N/A||-$2.41 million||N/A||N/A|
Risk & Volatility
Sono-Tek has a beta of 0.02, meaning that its stock price is 98% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Neah Power Systems has a beta of 0.04, meaning that its stock price is 96% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Sono-Tek and Neah Power Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Neah Power Systems||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.0% of Sono-Tek shares are held by institutional investors. 17.1% of Sono-Tek shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 27.0% of Neah Power Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Sono-Tek and Neah Power Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Neah Power Systems||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Sono-Tek beats Neah Power Systems on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Sono-Tek Company Profile
Sono-Tek Corporation designs and manufactures ultrasonic coating systems for applying on parts and components for the microelectronics/electronics, alternative energy, medical, industrial, and research and development/other markets worldwide. The company also designs and manufactures custom-engineered ultrasonic coating systems; and provides patented nozzles and generators for manufacturers' equipment. Its products include integrated multi-axis coating systems, integrated coating systems, fluxing systems, OEM systems, and other related systems. The company markets and distributes its products through independent distributors, sales representatives, sales representative companies. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milton, New York.
Neah Power Systems Company Profile
Neah Power Systems, Inc. develops and sells silicon based rechargeable lithium batteries, silicon fuel cells, and Formira HOD systems. The company focuses on developing and supplying its products for military, transportation vehicles, and portable electronics applications in India, China, and parts of Europe. Neah Power Systems, Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Bothell, Washington.
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