Camtek Intelligent Imaging (CAMT) versus SSE (OTCMKTS:SSEZY) Critical Contrast

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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21.9% of Camtek Intelligent Imaging shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of SSE shares are held by institutional investors. 79.4% of Camtek Intelligent Imaging shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Camtek Intelligent Imaging and SSE’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Camtek Intelligent Imaging $93.49 million 2.58 $13.96 million $0.26 25.81
SSE $35.96 billion 0.52 $2.09 billion $1.56 11.85

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

Dividends

Camtek Intelligent Imaging pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. SSE pays an annual dividend of $1.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Camtek Intelligent Imaging pays out 53.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. SSE pays out 78.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Volatility and Risk

Camtek Intelligent Imaging has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SSE has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Camtek Intelligent Imaging and SSE, as reported by MarketBeat.

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

Camtek Intelligent Imaging currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 19.23%. Given Camtek Intelligent Imaging’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Camtek Intelligent Imaging is more favorable than SSE.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Camtek Intelligent Imaging 13.54% 16.37% 11.04%
SSE N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Camtek Intelligent Imaging beats SSE on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Camtek Intelligent Imaging

Camtek Ltd. provides metrology and inspection equipment, and software solutions for the advanced packaging, memory, CMOS image sensors, MEMS, RF, and other segments in the semiconductors industry worldwide. The company offers automated optical inspection (AOI) and metrology systems that optically inspect and measure various types of electronic product components for defects caused during the manufacturing process, as well as to enhance production processes and yields for manufacturers in the semiconductor industry. Camtek Ltd. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Migdal Ha'emek, Israel.

About SSE

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.

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