Camtek Intelligent Imaging (NASDAQ: CAMT) and CyberOptics (NASDAQ:CYBE) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Camtek Intelligent Imaging and CyberOptics’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Camtek Intelligent Imaging||$93.49 million||2.62||$13.96 million||$0.26||26.19|
|CyberOptics||$53.33 million||2.09||$1.31 million||$0.13||122.31|
Risk & Volatility
Camtek Intelligent Imaging has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CyberOptics has a beta of -0.33, suggesting that its stock price is 133% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Camtek Intelligent Imaging and CyberOptics, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Camtek Intelligent Imaging||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Camtek Intelligent Imaging currently has a consensus price target of $8.67, suggesting a potential upside of 27.26%. CyberOptics has a consensus price target of $18.67, suggesting a potential upside of 17.40%. Given Camtek Intelligent Imaging’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Camtek Intelligent Imaging is more favorable than CyberOptics.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
22.0% of Camtek Intelligent Imaging shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.6% of CyberOptics shares are owned by institutional investors. 79.4% of Camtek Intelligent Imaging shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.7% of CyberOptics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Camtek Intelligent Imaging and CyberOptics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Camtek Intelligent Imaging||13.54%||16.37%||11.04%|
Camtek Intelligent Imaging pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. CyberOptics does not pay a dividend. Camtek Intelligent Imaging pays out 53.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Camtek Intelligent Imaging beats CyberOptics on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Camtek Intelligent Imaging
Camtek Ltd. provides inspection and metrology solutions for the semiconductor industry in the Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe. The company provides solutions based on its advanced image processing, motion control, material handling, and optics related technologies. It designs, develops, manufactures, and markets automatic optical inspection (AOI) systems that optically inspect and measure various types of semiconductors wafers. Its AOI products include Eagle i, a system that delivers 2D inspection and metrology capabilities; Eagle AP and EagleT-AP, which use software and hardware technologies to address the advanced packaging market; and EagleT-i, an advanced inspection tool that offers optical resolution. Camtek Ltd. also provides automatic defect classification software solution, which provides automatic defect classification of color images. The company serves semiconductor manufacturers comprising outsourced semiconductor assembly and testing companies, integrated device manufacturers, and wafer level packaging subcontractors. Camtek Ltd. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Migdal Ha'emek, Israel.
CyberOptics Corporation develops and manufactures high precision sensing technology solutions worldwide. Its sensors are being used in surface mount technology (SMT), semiconductor, and metrology markets to improve yields and productivity. The company offers multi-reflection suppression sensors for application in the SMT, semiconductor, and metrology markets; and strobe inspection modules for use in 2D automated optical inspection (AOI) systems. It also provides SMT electronic assembly alignment sensor products, including LaserAlign sensors for incorporation into pick-and-place machines; and InPrinter Inspection Camera, which identifies fiducial markings on a circuit board to ensure accurate board registration prior to placement of solder paste. In addition, the company offers 3D solder paste inspection sensors; inspection system products primarily used in the semiconductor and SMT electronic assembly industries for process control, inspection, and metrology; AOI products to inspect circuit boards after component placement; and 3D solder paste measurement machines. Further, it provides metrology products, such as CyberGage 360 and SQ3000 3D CMM, which are used as in-line or off-line metrology tools in the SMT, semiconductor, and consumer electronics manufacturing industries; and WaferSense family of products that provide measurements of critical factors in the semiconductor fabrication process. The company sells its products to the electronic assembly circuit board manufacturers, including end-user customers manufacturing their own circuit boards, original design manufacturers, electronics manufacturing service providers, and outsourced semiconductor assembly and test companies; and semiconductor DRAM and SSD memory manufacturers through independent sales representatives and distributors. CyberOptics Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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