Critical Contrast: Wireless Xcessories Group (WIRX) & Maxwell Technologies (MXWL)

Wireless Xcessories Group (OTCMKTS:WIRX) and Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Wireless Xcessories Group has a beta of -0.06, suggesting that its share price is 106% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Maxwell Technologies has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.5% of Maxwell Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 23.4% of Wireless Xcessories Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.7% of Maxwell Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Wireless Xcessories Group and Maxwell Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wireless Xcessories Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Maxwell Technologies 0 2 2 0 2.50

Maxwell Technologies has a consensus target price of $5.06, indicating a potential upside of 18.01%. Given Maxwell Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Maxwell Technologies is more favorable than Wireless Xcessories Group.

Profitability

This table compares Wireless Xcessories Group and Maxwell Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wireless Xcessories Group N/A N/A N/A
Maxwell Technologies -31.86% -43.28% -22.83%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Wireless Xcessories Group and Maxwell Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Wireless Xcessories Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Maxwell Technologies $90.45 million 2.18 -$36.54 million ($0.91) -4.71

Wireless Xcessories Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Maxwell Technologies.

Summary

Maxwell Technologies beats Wireless Xcessories Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Wireless Xcessories Group Company Profile

Wireless Xcessories Group, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes accessories for cellular phones primarily in the United States. It offers batteries; and hands free devices, and car and travel chargers, as well as various carrying cases. The company sells its products to dealers and distributors through an in-house sales force, as well as through its Website, wirexgroup.com. Wireless Xcessories Group, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.

Maxwell Technologies Company Profile

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets energy storage and power delivery products worldwide. The company offers ultracapacitor cells, multi-cell packs, modules, and subsystems that provide energy storage and power delivery solutions for the automotive, grid energy storage, wind, bus, industrial, and truck industries; and lithium-ion capacitors, which are energy storage devices designed to address various of applications in the rail, grid, and industrial markets. It also provides dry electrode manufacturing technology; and high voltage's CONDIS capacitor products, such as grading and coupling capacitors, electric voltage transformers, and metering products that are used to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution, and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. Maxwell Technologies, Inc. markets and sells its products through direct and indirect sales channels to integrators and OEMs for use in a range of end products. The company was formerly known as Maxwell Laboratories, Inc. and changed its name to Maxwell Technologies, Inc. in 1996. Maxwell Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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