Reviewing Maxar Technologies (MAXR) & SGOCO Group (SGOC)

Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) and SGOCO Group (NASDAQ:SGOC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.


This table compares Maxar Technologies and SGOCO Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Maxar Technologies -64.00% 8.11% 2.15%

Risk & Volatility

Maxar Technologies has a beta of 1.47, suggesting that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SGOCO Group has a beta of 0.31, suggesting that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Maxar Technologies and SGOCO Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Maxar Technologies 2 4 2 0 2.00
SGOCO Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Maxar Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $13.74, suggesting a potential upside of 88.93%. Given Maxar Technologies’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Maxar Technologies is more favorable than SGOCO Group.


Maxar Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. SGOCO Group does not pay a dividend. Maxar Technologies pays out -1.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

72.4% of Maxar Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of SGOCO Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Maxar Technologies shares are held 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Maxar Technologies and SGOCO Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Maxar Technologies $2.14 billion 0.20 -$1.26 billion ($2.90) -2.51
SGOCO Group $50,000.00 239.58 -$11.21 million N/A N/A

SGOCO Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Maxar Technologies.


Maxar Technologies beats SGOCO Group on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Maxar Technologies Company Profile

Maxar Technologies Inc., a space and geospatial intelligence company, provides space technology solutions for commercial and government customers worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Space Systems, Imagery, and Services. The Space Systems segment supplies space and ground based infrastructure and information solutions, including communication and imaging satellites, satellite payloads and antenna subsystems, space-based and airborne surveillance solutions, and robotic systems and associated ground infrastructure and support services for communications and surveillance and intelligence applications. This segment also offers spacecraft and subsystems to the U.S. and Canadian government, and other customers for scientific research and development missions, as well as robotic systems for the space and terrestrial markets. It serves government agencies, communication satellite operators, and communication satellite manufacturers. The Imagery segment supplies integrated electro-optical and radar imagery products for the U.S., Canadian, and other international government agencies, such as defense and intelligence, as well as commercial customers in various markets. The Services segment provides geospatial products and services for the U.S. government, as well as for other international governments for intelligence, global development organizations, and commercial customers. The company was founded in 1969 and is based in Westminster, Colorado.

SGOCO Group Company Profile

SGOCO Group, Ltd. engages in the product design, distribution, and brand development in the display and computer product market in Mainland China and Hongkong. The company also provides energy saving products and services. Its products include LCD/LED monitors; all-in-one and part-in-one computers; virtual reality technology and devices; and phase change material thermal energy storage products. In addition, it involves in money lending activities. The company also develops tablet PCs, 3D LCD/LED TVs, LED-backlit monitors, and multi-screen display systems for advertising, public announcement, and other institutional uses. It sells its products under the SGOCO, Shangwei, and POVIZON brand names to electronics distributors and trading companies. The company was formerly known as SGOCO Technology, Ltd. SGOCO Group, Ltd. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong.

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