Head-To-Head Comparison: Microwave Filter (OTCMKTS:MFCO) and Crown ElectroKinetics (NASDAQ:CRKN)

Microwave Filter (OTCMKTS:MFCOGet Rating) and Crown ElectroKinetics (NASDAQ:CRKNGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Microwave Filter and Crown ElectroKinetics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Microwave Filter N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Crown ElectroKinetics $100,000.00 164.19 -$40.76 million ($3.03) -0.37

Microwave Filter has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Crown ElectroKinetics.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Microwave Filter and Crown ElectroKinetics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Microwave Filter 0 0 0 0 N/A
Crown ElectroKinetics 0 0 2 0 3.00

Crown ElectroKinetics has a consensus price target of $4.25, suggesting a potential upside of 276.11%. Given Crown ElectroKinetics’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Crown ElectroKinetics is more favorable than Microwave Filter.

Profitability

This table compares Microwave Filter and Crown ElectroKinetics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Microwave Filter N/A N/A N/A
Crown ElectroKinetics N/A -160.21% -148.99%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

18.5% of Crown ElectroKinetics shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.9% of Microwave Filter shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 36.5% of Crown ElectroKinetics shares are owned 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.

Risk & Volatility

Microwave Filter has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crown ElectroKinetics has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Crown ElectroKinetics beats Microwave Filter on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Microwave Filter (Get Rating)

Microwave Filter Company, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic filters for radio and microwave frequencies primarily in the United States. It manufactures RF filters and related components for eliminating interference and facilitating signal processing for cable television, broadcast, commercial and military communications, avionics, radar, navigation, and defense markets. The company also designs waveguide, stripline/microstrip, transmission line, miniature/subminiature, and lumped constant filters. Its configurations include bandpass, highpass, lowpass, bandstop, multiplexers, tunable notch, tunable bandpass, high power filters, amplitude equalized, delay equalized, and filter networks. Microwave Filter Company, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is based in East Syracuse, New York.

About Crown ElectroKinetics (Get Rating)

Crown Electrokinetics Corp. focuses on commercializing electrokinetic technology for use in the smart glass market. The company offers electrokinetic film technology for smart or dynamic glass. It develops and sells optical switching films. The company was formerly known as 3D Nanocolor Corp. and changed its name to Crown ElectroKinetics Corp. in October 2017. Crown ElectroKinetics Corp. was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Corvallis, Oregon.

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