Kopin (NASDAQ:KOPN) and Synaptics (NASDAQ:SYNA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Kopin and Synaptics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kopin||$24.47 million||4.09||-$35.87 million||($0.48)||-2.48|
|Synaptics||$1.63 billion||0.62||-$124.10 million||$1.98||14.79|
Volatility & Risk
Kopin has a beta of 1.43, indicating that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Synaptics has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Kopin and Synaptics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Kopin presently has a consensus target price of $2.17, suggesting a potential upside of 82.63%. Synaptics has a consensus target price of $41.88, suggesting a potential upside of 43.02%. Given Kopin’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Kopin is more favorable than Synaptics.
This table compares Kopin and Synaptics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
41.2% of Kopin shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.4% of Synaptics shares are held by institutional investors. 9.0% of Kopin shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of Synaptics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Kopin Company Profile
Kopin Corporation invents, develops, manufactures, and sells various components and systems in the United States, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and internationally. It offers miniature active-matrix liquid crystal displays, liquid crystal on silicon displays/spatial light modulators, organic light emitting diode displays, application specific integrated circuits, backlights, optical lenses, and audio integrated circuits, as well as SOLOS smart glasses, which are hands-free head-worn devices that obtain information from sensors or the Internet via a smartphone and displays the information on the sunglass lens. The company's products are used in industrial and public safety applications; consumer augmented and virtual reality wearable headsets; soldier, avionic, and military armored vehicle applications; 3D optical inspection systems; and training and simulation markets. Kopin Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts.
Synaptics Company Profile
Synaptics Incorporated develops, markets, and sells intuitive human interface solutions for electronic devices and products worldwide. The company offers its products and solutions for smartphones, tablets, and touchscreen applications, as well as mobile, handheld, wireless, and entertainment devices; notebook applications; and other personal computer (PC) product applications. Its products include ClearPad, which enables users to interact directly with the display on mobile smartphones, tablets, and automobiles; ClearView products that provide advanced image processing and low power technology for entry-level smartphones; TouchView products, which integrate touch and display technologies to deliver performance and simplified design; and Natural ID, a fingerprint ID product that is used in smartphones, tablets, notebook PCs, PC peripherals, and other applications. The company also provides TouchPad, a touch-sensitive pad that senses the position and movement of one or more fingers on its surface; SecurePad that integrates fingerprint sensor directly into the TouchPad area; ClickPad that offers a clickable mechanical design to the TouchPad solution; ForcePad, a thinner version of its ClickPad; AudioSmart personal voice and audio solutions; VideoSmart single-chip 4K UHD media processors for TVs, set-top boxes, and over-the-top streaming devices; and ImagingSmart solutions. In addition, it offers TouchPad with a pointing stick in a single notebook computer enabling users to select their interface of choice; TouchStyk, a self-contained pointing stick module; and TouchButtons, which provides capacitive buttons and scrolling controls, as well as display interface products. The company sells its products through direct sales, outside sales representatives, distributors, and resellers. It serves smartphone, tablet, and PC original equipment manufacturers; and consumer electronics manufacturers. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
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