Reviewing Sensata Technologies (ST) & Sypris Solutions (SYPR)

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) and Sypris Solutions (NASDAQ:SYPR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Sensata Technologies and Sypris Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sensata Technologies 1 4 9 0 2.57
Sypris Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sensata Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $56.17, indicating a potential upside of 26.99%. Given Sensata Technologies’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Sensata Technologies is more favorable than Sypris Solutions.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sensata Technologies and Sypris Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sensata Technologies $3.31 billion 2.29 $408.35 million $3.19 13.87
Sypris Solutions $82.29 million 0.30 -$10.82 million N/A N/A

Sensata Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Sypris Solutions.

Volatility & Risk

Sensata Technologies has a beta of 1.54, suggesting that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sypris Solutions has a beta of 0.2, suggesting that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

98.2% of Sensata Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.9% of Sypris Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Sensata Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 50.9% of Sypris Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Sensata Technologies and Sypris Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sensata Technologies 14.63% 25.28% 9.09%
Sypris Solutions -5.32% -38.12% -10.19%

Summary

Sensata Technologies beats Sypris Solutions on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sensata Technologies

Sensata Technologies Holding PLC would be operating as a holding company for Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. that develops, manufactures, and sells sensors and controls in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. It operates in two segments, Performance Sensing and Sensing Solutions. The Performance Sensing segment supplies pressure sensors, speed and position sensors, temperature sensors, and pressure switches. Its products are used in various automotive and heavy vehicle off-road (HVOR) applications comprising air conditioning, braking, exhaust, fuel oil, tire, operator controls, and transmission. This segment serves automotive and HVOR original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers. The Sensing Solutions segment manufactures various control products that are used in industrial, aerospace, military, commercial, medical device, and residential markets; and sensor products, which are used in aerospace and industrial applications, such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as military and commercial aircraft. Its products include motor and compressor protectors, motor starters, temperature sensors and switches/thermostats, pressure sensors and switches, electronic HVAC sensors and controls, charge controllers, solid state relays, linear and rotary position sensors, circuit breakers, and semiconductor burn-in test sockets. This segment also manufactures direct current to alternating current power inverters, which enable the operation of electronic equipment when grid power is not available. It serves OEMs in the climate control, appliance, semiconductor, medical, energy and infrastructure, data/telecom, and aerospace industries, as well as aerospace and motor and compressor suppliers. The company was founded in 1916 and is based in Swindon, the United Kingdom.

About Sypris Solutions

Sypris Solutions, Inc. provides truck components, oil and gas pipeline components, and aerospace and defense electronics in the United States and Mexico. It operates through two segments, Sypris Technologies and Sypris Electronics. The Sypris Technologies segment supplies forged and machined components for the commercial vehicle, off highway vehicle, light truck, automotive, and energy markets. This segment produces drive train components, including axle shafts, transmission shafts, gear sets, steer axle forgings, and other components for automotive and truck manufacturers. It also provides value added operations for drive train assemblies; and manufactures energy-related products, such as pressurized closures, insulated joints, and other specialty products primarily for oil and gas pipelines and related energy markets. The Sypris Electronics segment offers electronic manufacturing services, including circuit card and full box build manufacturing, high reliability manufacturing, systems assembly and integration, design for manufacturability, and design to specification work for customers in the aerospace and defense electronics market. This segment provides circuit card assembly services for electronic sensors and systems, such as radar and targeting systems, tactical ground stations, navigation systems, weapons systems, and targeting and warning systems, as well as offers solutions for identity management, cryptographic key distribution, cyber analytics, and manufactured complex data storage systems. It also offers value added solutions, such as low-volume prototype assembly and high-volume turnkey manufacturing. In addition, the company provides engineering design and repair or inspection services. Sypris Solutions, Inc. sells engineered product lines under the Tube Turns brand name. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

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