Head-To-Head Comparison: Sensata Technologies (ST) versus Clearsign Combustion (CLIR)

Clearsign Combustion (NASDAQ:CLIR) and Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Clearsign Combustion and Sensata Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Clearsign Combustion 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sensata Technologies 1 4 8 0 2.54

Sensata Technologies has a consensus price target of $55.91, indicating a potential upside of 19.57%. Given Sensata Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sensata Technologies is more favorable than Clearsign Combustion.

Profitability

This table compares Clearsign Combustion and Sensata Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Clearsign Combustion N/A -132.78% -106.28%
Sensata Technologies 14.63% 25.28% 9.09%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Clearsign Combustion and Sensata Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Clearsign Combustion $540,000.00 77.92 -$9.68 million N/A N/A
Sensata Technologies $3.31 billion 2.42 $408.35 million $3.19 14.66

Sensata Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Clearsign Combustion.

Volatility & Risk

Clearsign Combustion has a beta of -0.13, suggesting that its stock price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sensata Technologies has a beta of 1.55, suggesting that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.2% of Clearsign Combustion shares are held by institutional investors. 5.7% of Clearsign Combustion shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of Sensata Technologies shares are held by company 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.

Summary

Sensata Technologies beats Clearsign Combustion on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Clearsign Combustion

ClearSign Combustion Corporation designs and develops technologies to enhance emission and operational performance, energy efficiency, and overall cost-effectiveness of combustion systems in the United States. Its Duplex, Duplex Plug & Play, and Electrodynamic Combustion Control platform technologies enhance the performance of combustion systems in a range of markets, including energy, commercial/industrial boiler, chemical, petrochemical, and power industries. ClearSign Combustion Corporation was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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.

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