CUI Global (CUI) and CyberOptics Corporation (CYBE) Head to Head Analysis

CUI Global (NASDAQ: CUI) and CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ:CYBE) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares CUI Global and CyberOptics Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CUI Global -10.29% -16.61% -9.84%
CyberOptics Corporation 14.32% 5.94% 4.85%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CUI Global and CyberOptics Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CUI Global $83.00 million 0.91 -$6.25 million ($0.39) -9.23
CyberOptics Corporation $56.82 million 1.70 $5.03 million $1.13 12.26

CyberOptics Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than CUI Global. CUI Global is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CyberOptics Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

CUI Global has a beta of 0.34, meaning that its stock price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CyberOptics Corporation has a beta of -0.39, meaning that its stock price is 139% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.5% of CUI Global shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of CyberOptics Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 4.7% of CUI Global shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of CyberOptics Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for CUI Global and CyberOptics Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CUI Global 0 0 3 0 3.00
CyberOptics Corporation 0 0 3 0 3.00

CUI Global presently has a consensus price target of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 150.00%. CyberOptics Corporation has a consensus price target of $35.00, suggesting a potential upside of 152.71%. Given CyberOptics Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CyberOptics Corporation is more favorable than CUI Global.

Summary

CyberOptics Corporation beats CUI Global on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CUI Global

CUI Global, Inc. is a platform company. The Company’s segments include Power and Electromechanical, Energy and Other. The Power and Electromechanical segment includes its subsidiaries, CUI, Inc. (CUI), CUI Japan and CUI-Canada, Inc., which provide electromechanical components, including power supplies, transformers, converters, connectors and industrial controls for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its Power and Electro-Mechanical segment aggregates its product offerings into over two categories: components, including connectors, speakers, buzzers, test and measurement devices, and control solutions, including encoders and sensors, and power solutions. Its Energy segment includes its subsidiaries, Orbital Gas Systems Limited (Orbital) and the Orbital Gas Systems, North America, Inc., which consist of gas related test and measurement systems, including the GasPT, a natural gas inferential metering device. The Other segment includes corporate activity.

About CyberOptics Corporation

Cyberoptics Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of sensing technology solutions. The Company’s products and services are used in the surface mount technology (SMT), semiconductor and three dimensional (3D) scanning solutions and services markets. Its products are sold into the electronics assembly, dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and flash memory, and semiconductor fabrication capital equipment markets. The Company develops, manufactures and sells non-contact sensors and systems for process control and inspection, and general purpose metrology. The Company’s product offerings are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end user customers in the SMT circuit board assembly, semiconductor and general-purpose metrology markets. Its OEMs incorporate the Company’s sensor offerings into capital equipment serving these industries. The Company also sells standalone inspection systems that are sold directly to circuit board assembly companies.

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