Reviewing Park Electrochemical (PKE) and CSR (NASDAQ:CSRE)

Park Electrochemical (NYSE: PKE) and CSR (NASDAQ:CSRE) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.8% of Park Electrochemical shares are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of Park Electrochemical shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Park Electrochemical has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CSR has a beta of 1.23, meaning that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Park Electrochemical and CSR’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Park Electrochemical $114.61 million 3.83 $9.28 million $0.25 86.84
CSR N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Park Electrochemical has higher revenue and earnings than CSR.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Park Electrochemical and CSR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Park Electrochemical 0 0 1 0 3.00
CSR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Park Electrochemical currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.55%. Given Park Electrochemical’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Park Electrochemical is more favorable than CSR.

Profitability

This table compares Park Electrochemical and CSR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Park Electrochemical 4.60% 4.69% 2.78%
CSR N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Park Electrochemical pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. CSR does not pay a dividend. Park Electrochemical pays out 160.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Park Electrochemical beats CSR on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Park Electrochemical Company Profile

Park Electrochemical Corp. is a global advanced materials company. The Company develops, manufactures, markets and sells digital and radio frequency (RF)/microwave printed circuit materials products principally for the telecommunications and Internet infrastructure and high-end computing markets and advanced composite materials, parts and assemblies and low-volume tooling products for the aerospace markets. The Company operates through integrated business units in Asia, Europe and North America. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Singapore, France, Kansas, Arizona and California. The Company also maintains research and development facilities in Arizona, Kansas and Singapore. The Company’s foreign operations are conducted principally by the Company’s subsidiaries in Singapore and France.

CSR Company Profile

CSR Limited (CSR), formerly CSR plc, is engaged in the development of multifunction semiconductor platforms and technologies for the automotive, consumer, and voice and music categories. The Company’s products include aptX, aptX Enhanced, aptX Live, aptX Low Latency, ARMmbed Platform, BlueCore5 Multimedia, BlueCore4-Ext, Bluetooth Smart CSR101x Product Family, Entry-Level Soundbar Platform, BlueCore CSR8811 WLCSP, BlueCore BC6130, BlueCore CSRB5348, CSR Positioning Centre, CSR Synergy, CSR8605, CSRA65700 QFN, CSRmesh, Inferno Firmware Platform, MAPX, Quatro 5500 Series, CSR8350, SiRFstarIV and SyncLock. It offers its solutions in various industries, such as audio and home entertainment; connected car; connected wearables, health and fitness, and Internet of everything. The Company’s applications include auto sensors, car radio, home automation, mono headsets, soundbars, Bluetooth speakers, display audio, home entertainment ecosystems, car navigation, gaming and stereo headsets.

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