Superconductor Technologies (SCON) and Its Peers Financial Analysis

Superconductor Technologies (NASDAQ: SCON) is one of 36 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Superconductor Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Superconductor Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Superconductor Technologies -26,445.00% -99.84% -90.61%
Superconductor Technologies Competitors -994.58% 4.47% -5.15%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Superconductor Technologies and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Superconductor Technologies $39,999.00 -$8.69 million -0.56
Superconductor Technologies Competitors $27.19 billion $8.09 billion 7.38

Superconductor Technologies’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Superconductor Technologies. Superconductor Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.0% of Superconductor Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Superconductor Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Superconductor Technologies and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Superconductor Technologies 0 0 2 0 3.00
Superconductor Technologies Competitors 509 1567 1747 56 2.35

Superconductor Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 163.16%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 18.37%. Given Superconductor Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Superconductor Technologies is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Superconductor Technologies has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Superconductor Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Superconductor Technologies competitors beat Superconductor Technologies on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Superconductor Technologies

Superconductor Technologies Inc. is engaged in developing and commercializing high temperature superconductor (HTS) materials and related technologies. The Company operates through the research, development, manufacture and marketing of high performance products used in cellular base stations segment. The Company develops products for the utility and telecommunications industries. The Company offers family of products, including SuperLink, which combines a specialized filter using HTS technology with a cryogenic cooler and a low-noise amplifier; AmpLink, which provides duplexing and uplink enhancement for personal communications service (PCS) and advanced wireless services (AWS) base stations, and SuperPlex, which provides a line of multiplexing solutions to reduce the need for additional antennas and coaxial cable feed lines, while providing functionality in both the 850 megahertz (MHz) cellular band and the 1,900 MHz PCS band.

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