Reviewing SSE (SSEZY) and Camtek (CAMT)

SSE (OTCMKTS: SSEZY) and Camtek (NASDAQ:CAMT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.


SSE pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Camtek pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Camtek pays out 36.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.3% of SSE shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.0% of Camtek shares are owned by institutional investors. 79.4% of Camtek 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.

Risk & Volatility

SSE has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Camtek has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SSE and Camtek’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SSE $35.96 billion 0.49 $2.09 billion N/A N/A
Camtek $93.49 million 2.65 $13.96 million $0.38 18.16

SSE has higher revenue and earnings than Camtek.


This table compares SSE and Camtek’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Camtek 13.54% 16.37% 11.04%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for SSE and Camtek, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SSE 0 0 2 0 3.00
Camtek 0 0 2 0 3.00

Camtek has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.94%. Given Camtek’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Camtek is more favorable than SSE.


Camtek beats SSE on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

SSE Company Profile

SSE plc is engaged in producing, distributing and supplying electricity and gas, as well as other energy-related services to homes and businesses in Great Britain and Ireland. The Company’s segments include Networks, which consists of electricity distribution, electricity transmission and gas distribution; Retail, which consists of energy supply, enterprise and energy-related services, and Wholesale, which consists of energy portfolio management and electricity generation, gas storage and gas production. The Networks segment is engaged in the distribution of electricity to customer premises in the North of Scotland and the South of England. Its Retail segment supplies electricity and gas to residential and business customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Wholesale segment is engaged in the generation of power from renewable and thermal plant in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe, and the procurement and optimization of power and gas and other commodity requirements.

Camtek Company Profile

Camtek Ltd is an Israel-based manufacturer of metrology and inspection equipment and a provider of software solutions. The Company mainly serves the Advanced Packaging, Memory, Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Image Sensors, Micro Electro Mechanical Sensor (MEMS), Radio Frequency (RF) and other segments in the mid end of the semiconductors industry. The Company has more than seven offices around the world and provides tailor-made solutions in line with customers’ requirements. Camtek Ltd’s subsidiaries are: Camtek Europe SA, Camtek Korea Ltd, Camtek South East Asia Pte Ltd, Camtek USA Inc, Sela – Semiconductor Engineering Laboratories USA Inc, Camtek Japan Ltd and Sela Semiconductor Engineering Laboratories Ltd, among others.

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