Energous (NASDAQ: CAMP) and CalAmp (NASDAQ:CAMP) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Energous and CalAmp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Energous $1.15 million 257.98 -$49.37 million ($2.31) -5.01
CalAmp $365.91 million 2.22 $16.61 million $0.92 25.04

CalAmp has higher revenue and earnings than Energous. Energous is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CalAmp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Energous and CalAmp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Energous 0 0 3 0 3.00
CalAmp 0 3 5 0 2.63

Energous currently has a consensus target price of $30.50, indicating a potential upside of 163.39%. CalAmp has a consensus target price of $26.71, indicating a potential upside of 15.95%. Given Energous’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Energous is more favorable than CalAmp.

Risk & Volatility

Energous has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CalAmp has a beta of 1.86, meaning that its stock price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Energous and CalAmp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Energous -9,750.39% -182.29% -159.24%
CalAmp 7.45% 17.26% 7.21%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

24.1% of Energous shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.2% of CalAmp shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.8% of Energous shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.4% of CalAmp shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

CalAmp beats Energous on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Energous

Energous Corporation engages in the development of a wire-free charging system. It develops WattUp that consists of semiconductor chipsets, software, hardware designs, and antennas that enables radio frequency based wire-free charging for electronic devices, providing power at a distance and enables charging with mobility under software control. The company was formerly known as DvineWave Inc. and changed its name to Energous Corporation in January 2014. Energous Corporation was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

About CalAmp

CalAmp Corp. provides in telematics systems, and software and subscription services worldwide. The company provides mobile resource management telematics devices for the Internet of Things market, which enable customers to optimize their operations by collecting, monitoring, and reporting business-critical information and desired intelligence from remote and mobile assets. It also offers a portfolio of wireless networking products, including asset tracking units, mobile telematics devices, and fixed and mobile wireless gateways and routers; telematics cloud platform applications; and software as a service applications. The company sells its products and services to customers in the transportation, government, construction, and automotive markets through direct sales organization, a network of licensees, and sales representatives, as well as through Websites and digital presence. CalAmp Corp. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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