Evans & Sutherland Computer (OTCMKTS:ESCC) and Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Evans & Sutherland Computer $37.19 million 0.25 $1.48 million N/A N/A
Arotech $96.60 million 0.85 $1.87 million $0.16 19.19

Arotech has higher revenue and earnings than Evans & Sutherland Computer.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Evans & Sutherland Computer 10.13% 63.69% 13.48%
Arotech 1.94% 5.72% 3.62%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Evans & Sutherland Computer shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.1% of Arotech shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of Evans & Sutherland Computer shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of Arotech shares are owned by 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.

Volatility and Risk

Evans & Sutherland Computer has a beta of -0.8, meaning that its stock price is 180% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arotech has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Evans & Sutherland Computer and Arotech, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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

Summary

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

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.

Arotech Company Profile

Arotech Corporation provides defense and security products worldwide. The company's Training and Simulation division develops, manufactures, and markets multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force training, and operator training of military, law enforcement, security, emergency services, and other personnel. This division offers simulators, systems engineering support, and software products for training vehicle operators to the United States military, government, municipalities, and private industry; weapon simulations used to train military pilots, weapon employment information used in air launched weapons, and part-task simulators to train aircrew; specialized use-of-force training simulators and systems for police, security personnel, and the military under the MILO Range trade name; and consulting and development support services under the Realtime Technologies trade name. Its Power Systems division provides electronics engineering and design, system integration, rapid prototyping, and vertically production services for military, aerospace, and industrial customers, including hybrid power generation systems, smart power subsystems for military vehicles and dismounted applications, and aircraft and missile systems support for weapons and communications technologies. This division also develops and sells rechargeable and primary batteries, and smart chargers to the military and medical markets, and to private defense industry under the Epsilor name. In addition, it develops, manufactures, and markets primary batteries, rechargeable batteries, and battery chargers for the military; and produces water-activated lifejacket lights for commercial aviation and marine applications under the Electric Fuel name. The company was formerly known as Electric Fuel Corporation and changed its name to Arotech Corporation in September 2003. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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