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AMTEK (NYSE:AME) vs. American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) Financial Review

AMTEK (NYSE: AME) and American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends. Profitability

This table compares AMTEK and American Superconductor Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMTEK 13.26% 16.28% 7.68%
American Superconductor Corporation -36.40% -42.53% -24.82%

Dividends

AMTEK pays an annual dividend of £0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. American Superconductor Corporation does not pay a dividend. AMTEK pays out 15.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for AMTEK and American Superconductor Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMTEK 0 1 9 0 2.90
American Superconductor Corporation 0 1 5 0 2.83

AMTEK currently has a consensus price target of £64.40, indicating a potential upside of 0.33%. American Superconductor Corporation has a consensus price target of £7.67, indicating a potential upside of 153.86%.

Given American Superconductor Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe American Superconductor Corporation is more favorable than AMTEK. Valuation & Earnings This table compares AMTEK and American Superconductor Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AMTEK £3.99 billion 3.70 £1.04 billion £2.28 28.15
American Superconductor Corporation £75.20 million 0.75 -£20.02 million (£1.99) -1.52

AMTEK has higher revenue and earnings than American Superconductor Corporation.

American Superconductor Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AMTEK, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks. Volatility and Risk AMTEK has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Comparatively, American Superconductor Corporation has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.5% of AMTEK shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.2% of American Superconductor Corporation shares are held by institutional investors.

2.1% of AMTEK shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of American Superconductor Corporation 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.

Summary AMTEK beats American Superconductor Corporation on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks. AMTEK Company Profile

AMTEK logoAMETEK, Inc. is a manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The Company operates through two segments: Electronic Instruments (EIG) and Electromechanical (EMG). EIG designs and manufactures instruments for the process, power and industrial and aerospace markets.

EIG provides process and analytical instruments for the oil, gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and automation markets. It makes monitoring and metering devices, industrial battery chargers and uninterruptible power supplies, programmable power equipment, electrical test equipment and gas turbine sensors. EMG is a differentiated supplier of precision motion control solutions, thermal management systems, specialty metals and electrical interconnects.

Its end markets include medical, automation, petrochemical and other industrial markets. It operates a network of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities. American Superconductor Corporation Company Profile

American Superconductor Corporation logoAmerican Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) is a provider of megawatt-scale solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Wind and Grid. Through the Company’s Windtec Solutions brand, the Wind business segment enables manufacturers to field wind turbines.

Through the Company’s Gridtec Solutions, the Grid business segment enables electric utilities and renewable energy project developers to connect, transmit and distribute power. AMSC supplies power electronics and control systems, licenses its engineered wind turbine designs and provides customer support services to wind turbine manufacturers. The Company provides a range of power electronics and software-based control systems.

AMSC provides transmission planning services that enable it to identify power grid congestion and other risks.

The Company also sells grid interconnection solutions for wind farms and solar power plants, power quality systems, and transmission and distribution cable systems.

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