Kopin (KOPN) and Adesto Technologies (IOTS) Financial Contrast

Kopin (NASDAQ: KOPN) and Adesto Technologies (NASDAQ:IOTS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Kopin and Adesto Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kopin 0 1 0 0 2.00
Adesto Technologies 0 0 4 0 3.00

Adesto Technologies has a consensus target price of $9.38, suggesting a potential upside of 7.14%. Given Adesto Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Adesto Technologies is more favorable than Kopin.

Profitability

This table compares Kopin and Adesto Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kopin -94.88% -35.39% -29.58%
Adesto Technologies -10.14% -8.54% -4.30%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kopin and Adesto Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kopin $27.84 million 9.18 -$25.24 million N/A N/A
Adesto Technologies $56.11 million 3.34 -$5.68 million ($0.24) -36.46

Adesto Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Kopin.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

45.7% of Kopin shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.6% of Adesto Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.0% of Kopin shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.1% of Adesto Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Kopin has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Adesto Technologies has a beta of 1.36, suggesting that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Adesto Technologies beats Kopin on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and seller of Wearable technologies, which include components and systems. The Company’s segments are Forth Dimension Displays Ltd. (FDD), the manufacturer of its reflective display products for test and simulation products, and Kopin, which consists of Kopin Corporation, Kowon, Kopin Software Ltd. and e-MDT America (eMDT). Products, which include its components are augmented reality consumer wearable devices for sports and fitness and virtual reality consumer products for recreational and sport drones; military devices, such as thermal weapon sights and fighter pilot helmets, and industrial and public safety devices, such as fire fighter thermal camera enabled masks. Its reflective display products are also configured as spatial light modulators and are used in industrial equipment for three dimensional (3D) Automated Optical Inspection. It sells displays individually or in combination with its other components assembled in a unit.

About Adesto Technologies

Adesto Technologies Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides application-specific and ultra-low power non-volatile memory products. The company offers standard serial flash products, including DataFlash for data-logging applications, such as industrial automation, home automation sensing, and health and fitness tracking; Fusion Flash for use in various high-volume consumer applications comprising wearables, mobile, and other applications; and EcoXip that enables enhanced processor performance and reduced system power consumption. It also provides conductive bridging random access memory based products, which include Mavriq for Internet of Things and other applications, which include camera sensors, Bluetooth low energy devices, wearables, gaming components, printer cartridges, medical equipment, and other devices; and Moneta for retail beacons, wearable medical and fitness devices, industrial and environmental sensors, agricultural monitors, and other low energy/long battery life, or energy harvesting system applications. The company sells its products directly through a network of representatives and distributors to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers in the United States, Rest of Americas, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Adesto Technologies Corporation was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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