Dais Analytic (OTCMKTS:DLYT) and Daktronics (NASDAQ:DAKT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Dais Analytic has a beta of -4.94, indicating that its stock price is 594% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Daktronics has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.3% of Daktronics shares are held by institutional investors. 8.2% of Daktronics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dais Analytic and Daktronics’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dais Analytic $380,000.00 13.71 -$3.44 million N/A N/A
Daktronics $610.53 million 0.54 $5.56 million N/A N/A

Daktronics has higher revenue and earnings than Dais Analytic.

Dividends

Daktronics pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Dais Analytic does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Dais Analytic and Daktronics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dais Analytic 0 0 0 0 N/A
Daktronics 0 1 1 0 2.50

Daktronics has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 35.32%. Given Daktronics’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Daktronics is more favorable than Dais Analytic.

Profitability

This table compares Dais Analytic and Daktronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dais Analytic -418.30% N/A -756.67%
Daktronics 0.29% 2.96% 1.63%

Summary

Daktronics beats Dais Analytic on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dais Analytic

Dais Analytic Corporation, a nano-structured polymer technology materials company, develops and commercializes applications using its nano-structure polymer technology. The company offers ConsERV, a fixed plate energy recovery ventilator that addresses the building indoor fresh air requirements for various forms of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment; and NanoClear, a water clean-up process useful in the creation of potable water from contaminated water, sea, brackish, or waste water. It is also developing NanoAir, a water based refrigerant dehumidification, humidification, heating, and cooling system. In addition, Dais Analytic Corporation develops PolyCool, a cooling tower system; and NanoCap, an energy storage device, as well as licenses its nano-structure polymer technology. The company was formerly known as Dais Corporation and changed its name to Dais Analytic Corporation in December 1999. Dais Analytic Corporation was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Odessa, Florida.

About Daktronics

Daktronics, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells a range of electronic display systems and related products worldwide. It operates through five segments: Commercial, Live Events, High School Park and Recreation, Transportation, and International. The company offers video display systems, such as displays to show various levels of video, graphics, and animation; LED ribbon board displays; mobile and modular display systems; freeform LED displays, which include architectural lighting and display products; indoor and outdoor scoreboards for various sports, digit displays, scoring and timing controllers, statistics software, and other related products; and timing systems for sports events primarily aquatics and track competitions, as well as swimming touchpads, race start systems, and relay take-off platforms. It also provides message displays; ITS dynamic message signs, including LED displays for road management, mass transit, and aviation applications; digit and directional displays for use in parking facilities; and audio systems for outdoor sports venues. In addition, the company offers digital billboards and street furniture displays used to display images, which change at regular intervals for the out-of-home (OOH) advertising industry comprising Visiconn system and Venus Control Suite, a software application for controlling content and playback loops for digital billboard applications; and street furniture for digital OOH campaigns. Further, it provides digit and price displays, such as outdoor time and temperature displays, as well as Fuelight digit displays for the petroleum industry; and dynamic messaging systems for retailers, convenience stores, and other businesses, as well as maintenance and professional services related to its products. The company sells its products through direct sales and resellers. Daktronics, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Brookings, South Dakota.

Receive News & Ratings for Dais Analytic Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Dais Analytic and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.