AEye (NASDAQ:LIDR – Get Free Report) and Omnitek Engineering (OTCMKTS:OMTK – Get Free Report) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.
Risk and Volatility
AEye has a beta of 2.8, suggesting that its stock price is 180% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Omnitek Engineering has a beta of 0.29, suggesting that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
22.4% of AEye shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.1% of AEye shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 49.1% of Omnitek Engineering shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AEye||$3.65 million||10.48||-$98.71 million||($0.55)||-0.38|
|Omnitek Engineering||$1.07 million||0.55||-$200,000.00||N/A||N/A|
Omnitek Engineering has lower revenue, but higher earnings than AEye.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for AEye and Omnitek Engineering, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
AEye presently has a consensus target price of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2,315.46%. Given AEye’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe AEye is more favorable than Omnitek Engineering.
This table compares AEye and Omnitek Engineering’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
AEye beats Omnitek Engineering on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
AEye, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides lidar systems for vehicle autonomy, advanced driver-assistance systems, and robotic vision applications in the United States, Germany, Europe, and Asia. It offers 4Sight A, a software-configurable lidar solution for automotive markets, including 4Sight at Design, Triggered 4Sight, or Responsive 4Sight software levels; and 4Sight M, a software-configurable lidar solution for the mobility and industrial markets, including 4Sight at Design, Triggered 4Sight, Responsive 4Sight, and Predictive 4Sight software levels. The company was formerly known as US LADAR, Inc. and changed its name to AEye, Inc. in March 2016. AEye, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.
About Omnitek Engineering
Omnitek Engineering Corp. develops and sells technology to convert diesel engines to an alternative fuel, natural gas engines, and complementary products in the United States and internationally. It offers conversion kits for converting diesel engines to run on an alternative fuel, including compressed, liquefied, and renewable natural gas, as well as liquid petroleum gas; natural gas engines and components; and high-pressure natural gas coalescing filters. The company's products are used for stationary applications; and the transportation market, such as light commercial vehicles, minibuses, heavy-duty trucks, and municipal buses, as well as rail and marine applications. It sells and delivers its products through its distributors, system integrators, fleet operators, and engine conversion companies, as well as directly to end-users. The company was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Vista, California.
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