Head-To-Head Contrast: Deswell Industries (NASDAQ:DSWL) versus Core Molding Technologies (NYSE:CMT)

Deswell Industries (NASDAQ:DSWL) and Core Molding Technologies (NYSE:CMT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.9% of Deswell Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.9% of Core Molding Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 39.0% of Deswell Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of Core Molding Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Deswell Industries has a beta of 0.58, suggesting that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Core Molding Technologies has a beta of 2.08, suggesting that its share price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Deswell Industries and Core Molding Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Deswell Industries N/A N/A N/A
Core Molding Technologies 1.64% 5.55% 2.87%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Deswell Industries and Core Molding Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Deswell Industries $65.37 million 0.80 -$1.32 million N/A N/A
Core Molding Technologies $284.29 million 0.31 -$15.22 million N/A N/A

Deswell Industries has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Core Molding Technologies.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Deswell Industries and Core Molding Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Deswell Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Core Molding Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Core Molding Technologies beats Deswell Industries on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Deswell Industries

Deswell Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells injection-molded plastic parts and components, electronic products and subassemblies, and metallic molds and accessory parts for original equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers. It operates in two segments, Plastic Injection Molding and Electronic Products Assembling. The company produces a range of plastic parts and components that are used in the manufacture of consumer and industrial products, which include plastic components for electronic entertainment products, power tools, accessories, and outdoor equipment; cases for flashlights, telephones, paging machines, projectors, and alarm clocks; toner cartridges and cases for photocopy and printer machines; and parts for electrical products, such as air-conditioning and ventilators, as well as parts for audio equipment, and cases and key tops for personal organizers and remote controls; double injection caps and baby products; parts for medical products comprising apparatus for blood tests; laser key caps; and automobile components. It also provides electronic products that consist of audio equipment, including digital and analogue mixing consoles, amplifiers, signal processors, audio interfaces, network audio equipment, and speaker enclosures; consumer audio products, such as multi-channel receivers-amplifiers, and wired and wireless audio streaming products; printed circuit board assemblies; and telecommunication products comprising VoIP keysets for business communications. The company sells its products primarily in China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Holland, Hong Kong, and Canada. Deswell Industries, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Macau.

About Core Molding Technologies

Core Molding Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the molding of thermoplastic and thermoset structural products. The company specializes in large-format moldings and offers a range of manufacturing processes that include compression molding of sheet molding compounds, bulk molding compounds, resin transfer molding, liquid molding of dicyclopentadiene, spray-up and hand-lay-up, glass mat thermoplastics, direct long-fiber thermoplastics, and structural foam and structural web injection molding, as well as reaction injection molding utilizing dicyclopentadiene technology. It serves various markets, including medium and heavy-duty truck, marine, automotive, agriculture, construction, and other commercial products in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Core Materials Corporation and changed its name to Core Molding Technologies, Inc. in August 2002. Core Molding Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

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