Liquidmetal Technologies (OTCMKTS:LQMT) and Perimeter Solutions (NYSE:PRM) Financial Review

Liquidmetal Technologies (OTCMKTS:LQMTGet Rating) and Perimeter Solutions (NYSE:PRMGet Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Liquidmetal Technologies and Perimeter Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liquidmetal Technologies -371.73% -9.64% -9.24%
Perimeter Solutions N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Liquidmetal Technologies and Perimeter Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liquidmetal Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Perimeter Solutions 0 0 2 0 3.00

Perimeter Solutions has a consensus target price of $14.50, indicating a potential upside of 26.09%. Given Perimeter Solutions’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Perimeter Solutions is more favorable than Liquidmetal Technologies.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Liquidmetal Technologies and Perimeter Solutions’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liquidmetal Technologies $810,000.00 97.96 -$3.38 million N/A N/A
Perimeter Solutions $362.34 million N/A -$659.83 million N/A N/A

Liquidmetal Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Perimeter Solutions.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Liquidmetal Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 47.5% of Liquidmetal Technologies shares are held by company 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.

Summary

Perimeter Solutions beats Liquidmetal Technologies on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liquidmetal Technologies (Get Rating)

Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc., a materials technology company, designs, develops, and sells products and parts from bulk amorphous alloys to customers in various industries in the United States and internationally. It provides bulk amorphous alloy custom products and parts for applications, which include non-consumer electronic devices, medical products, automotive components, and sports and leisure goods. The company also offers tooling and prototype parts, such as demonstration parts and test samples for customers with products in development; and product licensing and royalty. In addition, it partners with third-party manufacturers and licensees to develop and commercialize liquidmetal alloy products. The company was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Lake Forest, California.

About Perimeter Solutions (Get Rating)

Perimeter Solutions, SA manufactures and supplies firefighting products and lubricant additives in the United States, Germany, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Fire Safety and Oil Additives. The Fire Safety segment provides fire retardants and firefighting foams, as well as specialized equipment and services for federal, state, provincial, local/municipal, and commercial customers. The Oil Additives segment produces Phosphorus Pentasulfide which is primarily used in the preparation of lubricant additives, including a family of compounds called Zinc Dialkyldithiophosphates. The company offers its products under the brands PHOS-CHEK, FIRE-TROL, AUXQUIMIA, SOLBERG. and BIOGEMA. Perimeter Solutions, SA was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.

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