Financial Review: Super Micro Computer (SMCI) versus One Stop Systems (OSS)

Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ: SMCI) and One Stop Systems (NASDAQ:OSS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

83.9% of Super Micro Computer shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.5% of One Stop Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 23.6% of Super Micro Computer shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 43.2% of One Stop Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Super Micro Computer and One Stop Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Super Micro Computer 0 6 1 0 2.14
One Stop Systems 0 0 2 0 3.00

Super Micro Computer currently has a consensus price target of $28.33, indicating a potential upside of 19.55%. One Stop Systems has a consensus price target of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 63.04%. Given One Stop Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe One Stop Systems is more favorable than Super Micro Computer.

Profitability

This table compares Super Micro Computer and One Stop Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Super Micro Computer N/A N/A N/A
One Stop Systems N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Super Micro Computer and One Stop Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Super Micro Computer $2.53 billion 0.46 $69.32 million $1.34 17.69
One Stop Systems $27.54 million 2.13 $90,000.00 $0.01 460.00

Super Micro Computer has higher revenue and earnings than One Stop Systems. Super Micro Computer is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than One Stop Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

One Stop Systems beats Super Micro Computer on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Super Micro Computer

Super Micro Computer, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and provides high performance server solutions based on modular and open architecture. It offers a range of server, storage, blade, workstation, and full rack solutions, as well as networking devices, server management software, and technology support and services. The company also provides a range of application optimized server solutions, including rackmount and blade server systems; and server subsystems and accessories comprising server boards, and chassis and power supplies, as well as other system accessories, including microprocessors, and memory and disc drives. In addition, it provides customer support services and hardware enhanced services. The company offers its products to data center, cloud computing, enterprise IT, big data, high performance computing, and Internet of Things/embedded markets. It sells its server systems, and server subsystems and accessories through direct sales force, as well as through distributors that comprise value added resellers and system integrators, and OEMs. The company has operations primarily in San Jose, California; the Netherlands; Taiwan; China; and Japan. Super Micro Computer, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

About One Stop Systems

One Stop Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets industrial grade computer systems and components that are based on industry standard computer architectures worldwide. The company offers custom built servers; graphical processing unit compute accelerators; flash arrays; peripheral component interconnect expansion products and adaptors; storage management software; and infrastructure as a service solutions. It serves manufacturers of automated equipment used for telecommunication, industrial, and military applications. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Escondido, California.

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