Head-To-Head Review: Superconductor Technologies (SCON) & Aftermaster (AFTM)

Superconductor Technologies (NASDAQ:SCON) and Aftermaster (OTCMKTS:AFTM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Superconductor Technologies and Aftermaster, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Superconductor Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00
Aftermaster 0 0 0 0 N/A

Superconductor Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 489.16%. Given Superconductor Technologies’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Superconductor Technologies is more favorable than Aftermaster.

Volatility and Risk

Superconductor Technologies has a beta of 0.59, indicating that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aftermaster has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its share price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Superconductor Technologies and Aftermaster’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Superconductor Technologies $1.56 million 3.72 -$8.13 million ($4.03) -0.38
Aftermaster $1.64 million 2.39 -$4.25 million N/A N/A

Aftermaster has higher revenue and earnings than Superconductor Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Superconductor Technologies and Aftermaster’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Superconductor Technologies -414.94% -138.43% -119.64%
Aftermaster -285.33% N/A -903.11%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

9.8% of Superconductor Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Aftermaster shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Superconductor Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Superconductor Technologies beats Aftermaster on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Superconductor Technologies

Superconductor Technologies Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, produces, and commercializes high temperature superconductor materials and related technologies in the United States. It is involved in developing Conductus superconducting wire for power applications. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

About Aftermaster

AfterMaster, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an audio technology company in the United States. It develops and commercializes proprietary audio and video technologies for professional and consumer use. The company offers AfterMaster audio, a mastering, remastering, and audio processing technology that makes various audio source sounds louder, fuller, deeper, and clearer; ProMaster, an online music mastering, streaming, and storage service designed for independent artists; and Aftermaster Pro, a personal audio re-mastering device. It also provides Aftermaster Studio Pro and MyStudio, which are products for use in commercial audio applications. In addition, AfterMaster, Inc. operates six recording and mastering studios that engineer mix and master music for independent and high profile artists. The company was formerly known as Studio One Media, Inc. and changed its name to AfterMaster, Inc. in September 2015. AfterMaster, Inc. was incorporated in 1988 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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