Comparing Applied Energetics (AERG) & Coda Octopus Group (CODA)

Applied Energetics (OTCMKTS:AERG) and Coda Octopus Group (NASDAQ:CODA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Applied Energetics and Coda Octopus Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Applied Energetics N/A N/A -$790,000.00 N/A N/A
Coda Octopus Group $18.02 million 3.54 $3.33 million N/A N/A

Coda Octopus Group has higher revenue and earnings than Applied Energetics.

Risk and Volatility

Applied Energetics has a beta of 4.43, meaning that its share price is 343% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coda Octopus Group has a beta of 1.86, meaning that its share price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.0% of Coda Octopus Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.6% of Applied Energetics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Coda Octopus Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Applied Energetics and Coda Octopus Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Applied Energetics N/A N/A -643.35%
Coda Octopus Group 9.91% 7.80% 5.66%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Applied Energetics and Coda Octopus Group, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Applied Energetics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Coda Octopus Group 0 0 0 0 N/A


Coda Octopus Group beats Applied Energetics on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Applied Energetics

Applied Energetics, Inc. engages in the development of ultra-short pulse lasers, laser guided energy, and direct discharge electrical products for military and commercial applications worldwide. It also offers high voltage electronics, optical systems, and integrated guided energy products. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Tucson, Arizona.

About Coda Octopus Group

Coda Octopus Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and sells underwater technologies and equipment for imaging, mapping, defense, and survey applications in the United States, Europe, and Australia. The company operates through two segments, Marine Engineering Business and Marine Technology Business. It offers CodaOctopus GeoSurvey data acquisition and interpretation software; CodaOctopus GeoSurvey acquisition products, such as hardware and software solutions for field acquisition of sidescan sonar and sub-bottom profiler; and CodaOctopus GeoSurvey productivity suite of software that automates the tasks of analyzing, annotating, and mosaicing complex data sets. The company also provides CodaOctopus instruments for sidescan sonar and sub-bottom profilers; and motion sensing products, which include Octopus F180 and F170 products that bring accurate positioning and motion data into offshore conditions for marine survey applications. In addition, it offers 3D imaging products comprising Echoscope, a real-time 3D imaging sonar that provides 3D images of the underwater environment; Dimension, a 3D sonar for the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) market that provides real-time visualization for subsea vehicle applications; CodaOctopus underwater inspection system; Echoscope C500 for ROV and autonomous underwater vehicle based applications; and Echoscope XD for wider area of view. Further, the company provides engineering services to subsea and prime defense contractors; and rugged visual computers and small-form-factor PCs, rugged touch screen computers, rugged chassis/enclosures, subsea telemetry and data acquisition systems, rugged workstations, analog-to-digital converters, and rugged LCD displays. It markets its products under the CodaOctopus brand name. Coda Octopus Group, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Coda Octopus Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of CCM Holdings LLC.

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