Cubic (NYSE: CUB) and Oxford Instruments (OTCMKTS:OXINF) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cubic and Oxford Instruments, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cubic 0 1 4 0 2.80
Oxford Instruments 0 1 0 0 2.00

Cubic currently has a consensus price target of $61.00, suggesting a potential downside of 4.24%. Given Cubic’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Cubic is more favorable than Oxford Instruments.

Dividends

Cubic pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Oxford Instruments does not pay a dividend. Cubic pays out -65.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.8% of Cubic shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of Cubic shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cubic and Oxford Instruments’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cubic $1.49 billion 1.17 -$11.20 million ($0.41) -155.37
Oxford Instruments N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Oxford Instruments has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Cubic.

Risk & Volatility

Cubic has a beta of 0.94, meaning that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oxford Instruments has a beta of -0.38, meaning that its stock price is 138% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cubic and Oxford Instruments’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cubic -1.21% -1.27% -0.63%
Oxford Instruments N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Cubic beats Oxford Instruments on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cubic Company Profile

Cubic Corporation provides systems and solutions for the transportation and defense markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), Cubic Global Defense Systems (CGD Systems), and Cubic Global Defense Services (CGD Services). The CTS segment provides fare collection and revenue management devices, software, systems and multiagency, multimodal integration technologies, and operational services for transportation authorities and operators. It also delivers real-time passenger information systems for tracking and predicting vehicle arrival times; urban and inter-urban intelligent transportation and enforcement solutions; and technology and infrastructure maintenance services to city, regional, and national road and transportation agencies. The CGD Systems segment provides live and virtual military training systems, and secure communication systems and products to the U.S. Department of Defense, other U.S. government agencies, and allied nations. It offers instrumented range systems for fighter aircraft, armored vehicles and infantry force-on-force live training weapons effects simulations, laser-based tactical and communication systems, and precision gunnery solutions; secure communications products for intelligence, surveillance, ground combat, and search and rescue markets; and information capture, assessment, exploitation, and dissemination in a secure network-centric environment. The CGD Services segment provides live, virtual and constructive training, real-world mission rehearsal exercises, professional military education, intelligence support, information technology, information assurance and related cyber support, development of military doctrine, consequence management, infrastructure protection, and force protection services, as well as support to field operations and logistics. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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