Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ: MXWL) and Integer (NYSE:ITGR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Maxwell Technologies and Integer’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Maxwell Technologies||$130.37 million||1.67||-$43.12 million||($0.91)||-6.30|
|Integer||$1.46 billion||1.25||$66.67 million||$2.81||20.41|
Integer has higher revenue and earnings than Maxwell Technologies. Maxwell Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Integer, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Maxwell Technologies and Integer, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Maxwell Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 22.16%. Integer has a consensus target price of $51.00, indicating a potential downside of 11.07%. Given Maxwell Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Maxwell Technologies is more favorable than Integer.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
54.0% of Maxwell Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.9% of Integer shares are held by institutional investors. 7.7% of Maxwell Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of Integer shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Maxwell Technologies has a beta of 0.31, suggesting that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Integer has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Maxwell Technologies and Integer’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Integer beats Maxwell Technologies on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Maxwell Technologies Company Profile
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets energy storage and power delivery products for transportation, industrial, information technology and other applications and microelectronic products for space and satellite applications. The Company offers three product lines: Ultracapacitors, High-Voltage Capacitors and Radiation-Hardened Microelectronic Products. The Company’s ultracapacitor cells and multi-cell packs, and modules provide energy storage and power delivery solutions for applications in multiple industries. The Company offers ultracapacitor cells with capacitances ranging from 1 to 3,400 farads. It designs and manufactures CONDIS high-voltage capacitors. These products include grading and coupling capacitors and electric voltage transformers. The Company’s radiation-hardened microelectronic products for satellites and spacecraft include single board computers and components, such as high-density memory and data conversion modules.
Integer Company Profile
Integer Holdings Corporation operates as a medical device outsource manufacturer worldwide. It operates through two segments, Medical and Non-Medical. The company offers arthroscopic devices and components, such as shaver blades and burrs, ablation probes, and suture anchors; laparoscopic and general surgery products, including trocars, endoscopes and laparoscopes, closure devices, harmonic scalpels, bipolar energy delivery devices, radio frequency probes, thermal tumor ablation devices, and ophthalmic surgery devices; and biopsy and drug delivery products. It also provides orthopedic products, including hip and shoulder joint reconstruction implants, plates, screws, and spinal devices, as well as instruments and delivery systems. In addition, the company provides products for vascular, cardiac surgery, and structural heart diseases; peripheral vascular, neurovascular, urology, and oncology products; and electrophysiology, infusion therapy, and hemodialysis products. Further, it offers cardiac and neuromodulation products, such as batteries, capacitors, filtered and unfiltered feedthroughs, engineered components, implantable stimulation leads, and enclosures; pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, implantable cardiac monitors, and other implantable devices; and neuromodulation medical devices. Additionally, it offers customized battery power and management systems, charging and docking stations, and power supplies for energy, military, and environmental markets. It serves multi-national original equipment manufacturers and their affiliated subsidiaries in the cardiac, neuromodulation, orthopedics, vascular, and advanced surgical markets. The company was formerly known as Greatbatch, Inc. and changed its name to Integer Holdings Corporation in July 2016. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Frisco, Texas.
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