Reviewing Everspin Technologies (MRAM) and POET Technologies (POETF)

Everspin Technologies (NASDAQ:MRAM) and POET Technologies (OTCMKTS:POETF) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Everspin Technologies and POET Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Everspin Technologies $35.94 million 3.63 -$21.10 million ($1.69) -4.57
POET Technologies $2.79 million 20.99 -$12.79 million ($0.05) -4.07

POET Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Everspin Technologies. Everspin Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than POET Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

34.5% of Everspin Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.0% of Everspin Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Everspin Technologies and POET Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Everspin Technologies -39.62% -75.89% -40.41%
POET Technologies -498.36% -53.26% -48.62%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Everspin Technologies and POET Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Everspin Technologies 0 0 3 0 3.00
POET Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00

Everspin Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 81.35%. POET Technologies has a consensus target price of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 883.77%. Given POET Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe POET Technologies is more favorable than Everspin Technologies.

Risk & Volatility

Everspin Technologies has a beta of 2.3, indicating that its stock price is 130% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, POET Technologies has a beta of 0.73, indicating that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Everspin Technologies beats POET Technologies on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Everspin Technologies

Everspin Technologies, Inc. manufactures and sells magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) products to customers in the United States and internationally. It offers Toggle MRAM, spin-transfer torque MRAM, embedded MRAM, magnetic sensor, and aerospace and satellite electronic systems. The company provides its products for applications, including industrial, automotive, transportation, and enterprise storage markets. It serves customers through a direct sales channel and a network of representatives and distributors. Everspin Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.

About POET Technologies

POET Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells semi-conductor products in the United States, Canada, and Singapore. It offers optical light source products and photonic integrated devices for the sensing, data and tele communications, medical, instrumentation, industrial, defense, and security markets. The company was formerly known as Opel Technologies Inc. and changed its name to POET Technologies Inc. in June 2013. POET Technologies Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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