Head-To-Head Analysis: Plexus (PLXS) & NanoDimension (NNDM)

Plexus (NASDAQ: PLXS) and NanoDimension (NASDAQ:NNDM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Plexus has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NanoDimension has a beta of 2.91, indicating that its share price is 191% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.1% of Plexus shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of NanoDimension shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of Plexus shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Plexus and NanoDimension, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Plexus 0 4 1 0 2.20
NanoDimension 0 0 1 0 3.00

Plexus currently has a consensus target price of $60.75, indicating a potential upside of 1.64%. NanoDimension has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 422.39%. Given NanoDimension’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NanoDimension is more favorable than Plexus.

Profitability

This table compares Plexus and NanoDimension’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Plexus -1.19% 10.96% 5.53%
NanoDimension -2,096.71% -87.26% -72.99%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Plexus and NanoDimension’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Plexus $2.53 billion 0.78 $112.06 million $3.24 18.45
NanoDimension $860,000.00 28.69 -$18.17 million ($1.61) -0.83

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

Summary

Plexus beats NanoDimension on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Plexus Company Profile

Plexus Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It offers product conceptualization solutions; and product design and value-engineering solutions, including program management, feasibility studies, specification development for product features and functionality, circuit design, field programmable gate array design, printed circuit board layout, embedded software design, mechanical design, test specifications development and product verification testing, and automated production solutions and complex automation design. The company also provides commercialization solutions, such as prototyping, new product introduction, design for supply chain, test development, and transition management; manufacturing solutions; and fulfillment and logistics solutions. In addition, it offers sustaining solutions, which include aftermarket services, such as screening, loaner program, part harvesting, in/out warranty repair, advanced exchange, part repair, upgrade, demo unit management, warranty redemption, refurbishment, recycling, part fulfillment, decontamination, destruction, part fulfillment with warranty redemption, complaint handling, and part sales. The company provides its solutions to companies in the networking/communications, healthcare/life sciences, industrial/commercial, and defense/security/aerospace sectors. Plexus Corp. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin.

NanoDimension Company Profile

Nano Dimension Ltd., through its subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., develops three-dimensional (3D) printed circuit board printers. It also develops conductive and dielectric ink. Nano Dimension Ltd. was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Ness Ziona, Israel.

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