CalAmp (CAMP) and Orbotech (ORBK) Financial Comparison

CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) and Orbotech (NASDAQ:ORBK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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71.6% of CalAmp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.7% of Orbotech shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of CalAmp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of Orbotech shares are owned by company 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

CalAmp has a beta of 1.7, meaning that its stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orbotech has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for CalAmp and Orbotech, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CalAmp 0 2 6 0 2.75
Orbotech 0 5 4 0 2.44

CalAmp currently has a consensus price target of $26.38, indicating a potential upside of 16.34%. Orbotech has a consensus price target of $54.25, indicating a potential downside of 12.68%. Given CalAmp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe CalAmp is more favorable than Orbotech.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CalAmp and Orbotech’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CalAmp $351.10 million 2.30 -$7.90 million $0.49 46.27
Orbotech $900.86 million 3.34 $132.38 million $2.71 22.93

Orbotech has higher revenue and earnings than CalAmp. Orbotech is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CalAmp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares CalAmp and Orbotech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CalAmp 5.00% 19.20% 7.92%
Orbotech 14.69% 15.98% 11.22%

Summary

Orbotech beats CalAmp on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CalAmp

CalAmp Corp. (CalAmp) is a provider of wireless communications solutions for a range of applications to customers globally. The Company operates through two business segments: Wireless DataCom and Satellite. The Company’s Wireless DataCom segment offers solutions for mobile resource management (MRM) applications, the machine-to-machine (M2M) communications space and other markets that require connectivity anytime and anywhere. The Company’s MRM and M2M solutions collect, monitor and report data and intelligence from remote and mobile assets. The Company delivers products, software services and solutions for energy, government, transportation and automotive vertical markets. The Company’s Satellite segment develops, manufactures and sells direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) outdoor customer premise equipment and whole home video networking devices enabling the delivery of digital and high definition satellite television services. Its satellite products are sold primarily to EchoStar.

About Orbotech

Orbotech Ltd. is a supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Company provides cutting-edge solutions for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays (FPDs) and semiconductor devices (SDs). The Company’s segments include Production Solutions for the Electronics Industry, Solar Energy and Recognition Software. The Production Solutions for the Electronics Industry segment is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, marketing and service of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. The Solar Energy segment is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of solar photovoltaic energy systems that produce electricity directly from sunlight. The Recognition Software segment is engaged in the development and marketing of check processing and healthcare payment automation solutions.

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