CUI Global (CUI) versus Taitron Components (NASDAQ:TAIT) Financial Review

Taitron Components (NASDAQ:TAIT) and CUI Global (NASDAQ:CUI) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Taitron Components 10.38% 6.54% 5.90%
CUI Global -16.30% -16.81% -10.89%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Taitron Components $7.62 million 1.45 $700,000.00 N/A N/A
CUI Global $83.28 million 0.47 -$12.58 million ($0.35) -3.89

Taitron Components has higher earnings, but lower revenue than CUI Global.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

10.9% of Taitron Components shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.5% of CUI Global shares are owned by institutional investors. 60.0% of Taitron Components shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of CUI Global shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Taitron Components has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CUI Global has a beta of 1.37, meaning that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Taitron Components pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. CUI Global does not pay a dividend. Taitron Components has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Taitron Components and CUI Global, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Taitron Components 0 0 0 0 N/A
CUI Global 0 0 1 0 3.00

CUI Global has a consensus price target of $56.00, suggesting a potential upside of 4,017.65%. Given CUI Global’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CUI Global is more favorable than Taitron Components.

Summary

Taitron Components beats CUI Global on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Taitron Components

Taitron Components Incorporated engages in the supply of original designed and manufactured (ODM) electronic components, and distribution of brand name electronic components. It distributes discrete semiconductors, commodity integrated circuits, optoelectronic devices, passive components, transistors, and diodes. The company also provides value-added engineering and turn-key solutions focusing on providing contract electronic manufacturers (CEMs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with ODM services for their turn-key projects. It serves other electronic distributors, CEMs, and OEMs in the United States, South Korea, China, Mexico, Taiwan, and internationally. The company has strategic alliances with Teamforce Co. Ltd.; Grand Shine Management Limited; and Zowie Technology Corporation. Taitron Components Incorporated was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Valencia, California.

About CUI Global

CUI Global, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, development, and commercialization of power and electromechanical components worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Power and Electromechanical, and Energy. The Power and Electromechanical segment offers power solutions that consists of external and embedded ac-dc power supplies, dc-dc converters, and intelligent control of energy products; components, including connectors, speakers, and buzzers; and control solutions comprising encoders and sensors, which addresses power and related accessories to consumer electronics, medical, and defense industries. The Energy segment provides natural gas infrastructure and advanced technologies, including metering, odorization, remote telemetry units, and a range of personalized gas engineering solutions to the gas utilities, power generation, emissions, manufacturing, and automotive industries. CUI Global, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Tualatin, Oregon.

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