Polar Power (NASDAQ:POLA) and Evans & Sutherland Computer (OTCMKTS:ESCC) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Polar Power has a beta of -0.94, suggesting that its stock price is 194% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Evans & Sutherland Computer has a beta of -0.7, suggesting that its stock price is 170% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

6.8% of Polar Power shares are held by institutional investors. 61.3% of Polar Power shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of Evans & Sutherland Computer shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Polar Power and Evans & Sutherland Computer’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Polar Power -7.39% -6.43% -5.94%
Evans & Sutherland Computer 10.24% 78.83% 13.57%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Polar Power and Evans & Sutherland Computer, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Polar Power 0 0 0 0 N/A
Evans & Sutherland Computer 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Polar Power and Evans & Sutherland Computer’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Polar Power $14.42 million 3.72 -$750,000.00 ($0.08) -66.11
Evans & Sutherland Computer $30.51 million 0.30 $1.48 million N/A N/A

Evans & Sutherland Computer has higher revenue and earnings than Polar Power.

Summary

Evans & Sutherland Computer beats Polar Power on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Polar Power Company Profile

Polar Power, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells direct current (DC) power systems for applications in the telecommunications, military, electric vehicle charging, cogeneration, distributed power, and uninterruptable power supply markets in the United States and internationally. It offers DC base power systems, DC hybrid power systems, and DC solar hybrid power systems. Polar Power, Inc. installs, sells, and services its products through its direct sales force, and a network of independent service providers and dealers. The company was formerly known as Polar Products, Inc. and changed its name to Polar Power, Inc. in October 1991. Polar Power, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Gardena, California.

Evans & Sutherland Computer Company Profile

Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation produces and sells visual display systems used primarily in full-dome video projection applications, dome projection screens, and dome architectural treatments in the United States and internationally. The company's products include planetarium and dome theater systems consisting of proprietary hardware and software, and other visual display systems primarily used to project digital video on large curved surfaces. It also produces content for planetariums, schools, science centers, other educational institutions, and entertainment venues; and show content for its own library that it licenses to customers and for specific customer requirements for planetarium and dome theaters. In addition, the company manufactures and installs metal domes with customized optical coatings and acoustical properties that are used for planetarium and dome theaters, and other custom applications; and designs and supplies geometrically complex structures for customized architectural treatments. Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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