Contrasting MicroVision (MVIS) and Fanuc (FANUY)

MicroVision (NASDAQ: MVIS) and Fanuc (OTCMKTS:FANUY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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This table compares MicroVision and Fanuc’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MicroVision -222.60% -416.19% -86.80%
Fanuc N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MicroVision and Fanuc’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MicroVision $10.89 million 7.51 -$24.24 million ($0.33) -3.15
Fanuc $4.99 billion 9.38 $1.19 billion $0.61 39.62

Fanuc has higher revenue and earnings than MicroVision. MicroVision is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fanuc, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for MicroVision and Fanuc, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MicroVision 0 0 3 0 3.00
Fanuc 0 1 0 0 2.00

MicroVision presently has a consensus price target of $2.91, indicating a potential upside of 179.49%. Given MicroVision’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe MicroVision is more favorable than Fanuc.

Volatility & Risk

MicroVision has a beta of -0.14, meaning that its stock price is 114% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fanuc has a beta of 1.07, meaning that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

30.2% of MicroVision shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.7% of Fanuc shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of MicroVision shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Fanuc beats MicroVision on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

MicroVision Company Profile

MicroVision, Inc. develops PicoP scanning technology that provides high-resolution miniature projection, and three-dimensional sensing and image capture solutions in the United States. Its PicoP scanning technology comprises micro-electrical mechanical systems, laser diodes, opto-mechanics, and electronics. The company also develops a light detection and ranging engine for consumer electronic applications and automotive collision avoidance systems. The company licenses its products primarily to original design manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers. MicroVision, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

Fanuc Company Profile

Fanuc Corporation provides factory automation products worldwide. The company offers CNC series, servo motors, lasers, robots, compact machining centers, electric injection molding machines, wire-cut electric discharge machines, and super nano machines. Fanuc Corporation was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Minamitsuru-gun, Japan.

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