TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) and IEC Electronics (NASDAQ:IEC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares TTM Technologies and IEC Electronics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TTM Technologies||$2.69 billion||0.45||$41.30 million||$0.39||29.46|
|IEC Electronics||$156.98 million||0.62||$4.75 million||N/A||N/A|
Volatility & Risk
TTM Technologies has a beta of 2.04, meaning that its stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IEC Electronics has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for TTM Technologies and IEC Electronics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
TTM Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $15.94, indicating a potential upside of 38.71%. IEC Electronics has a consensus price target of $10.25, indicating a potential upside of 10.45%. Given TTM Technologies’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe TTM Technologies is more favorable than IEC Electronics.
This table compares TTM Technologies and IEC Electronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
33.8% of IEC Electronics shares are held by institutional investors. 6.9% of TTM Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of IEC Electronics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
About TTM Technologies
TTM Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures printed circuit boards (PCBs) worldwide. It operates through two segments, PCB and E-M Solutions. The company offers a range of PCBs and electro-mechanical solutions, including conventional PCBs, high density interconnect PCBs, flexible PCBs, rigid-flex PCBs, custom assemblies and system integration products, and IC substrates. It also produces test specialized circuits that are used in radio-frequency or microwave emission and collection applications; printed circuits with heavy copper cores, and embedded and press-fit coins; PCBs with electrically passive heat sinks; and PCBs with electrically active thermal cores. In addition, it offers various services, including design for manufacturability, PCB layout design, simulation and testing, and quick turnaround services. The company serves original equipment manufacturers and electronic manufacturing services companies that primarily serve the aerospace and defense, automotive, cellular phone, computing, medical/industrial/instrumentation, and networking/communications end markets of the electronics industry; and the U.S. government. TTM Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California.
About IEC Electronics
IEC Electronics Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services in the United States. It specializes in delivering technical solutions for the custom manufacturing, product configuration, and verification testing of engineered complex products that require a level of manufacturing. The company manufactures a range of assemblies that are incorporated into various products, such as aerospace and defense systems, medical devices, industrial equipment, and transportation products. It serves medical, industrial, aerospace, and defense sectors through a direct sales force, as well as through a network of manufacturer's representatives. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Newark, New York.
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