eMagin (NYSE: EMAN) and ParkerVision (NASDAQ:PRKR) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares eMagin and ParkerVision’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|eMagin||$20.47 million||3.83||-$8.61 million||N/A||N/A|
|ParkerVision||$4.00 million||8.05||-$14.42 million||($1.65)||-1.10|
eMagin has higher revenue and earnings than ParkerVision.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for eMagin and ParkerVision, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
eMagin presently has a consensus price target of $4.67, indicating a potential upside of 88.55%. ParkerVision has a consensus price target of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 559.34%. Given ParkerVision’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ParkerVision is more favorable than eMagin.
This table compares eMagin and ParkerVision’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
13.4% of ParkerVision shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of ParkerVision shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
ParkerVision beats eMagin on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
eMagin Corporation is engaged in the manufacture of microdisplays using organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets OLED on silicon microdisplays, virtual imaging products that utilizes OLED microdisplays and related products. The Company also performs research in the OLED field. The Company’s virtual imaging products integrate OLED technology with silicon chips to produce microdisplays smaller than one-inch diagonally, which when viewed through a magnifier, create virtual images that appear comparable in size to that of a computer monitor or a large-screen television. The Company offers its products to OEMs and other buyers as both separate components, integrated bundles coupled with its own optics, or full systems. The Company also offers engineering support. Its products include SVGA+ OLED Microdisplay Series, Digital SVGA OLED-XL, SXGA096 OLED-XL/XLS, SXGA OLED-XL, WUXGA OLED-XL, VGA OLED-XL and Integrated Modules.
ParkerVision, Inc. is engaged in the designing, developing and marketing of its radio frequency (RF) technologies and products. The Company’s business is focused on the development and marketing of its RF technologies for mobile and other wireless applications. Its products include a modulator/demodulator component that incorporates its technologies, as well as a small number of supporting components that are used in the assembly of wireless devices. Its products are used in wireless communication products and applications. In addition, it offers engineering design and consulting services to third parties to assist them in developing and testing products. Its technologies represent methods for processing RF waveforms in wireless applications. Its technologies apply to both transmit and receive functions of transmitters, receivers and transceivers. A portion of its transmit technology is marketed as Direct2Power (d2p) and its receiver technology is marketed as Direct2Data (d2d).
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