Contrasting LightPath Technologies (LPTH) and The Competition

LightPath Technologies (NASDAQ: LPTH) is one of 156 publicly-traded companies in the “ELECTRONICS” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare LightPath Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

How to Become a New Pot Stock Millionaire

LightPath Technologies has a beta of -0.35, suggesting that its share price is 135% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LightPath Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 0.81, suggesting that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares LightPath Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LightPath Technologies 21.23% 27.07% 17.19%
LightPath Technologies Competitors -17.36% -7.39% -1.51%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares LightPath Technologies and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
LightPath Technologies $28.37 million $7.70 million 7.26
LightPath Technologies Competitors $4.31 billion $334.97 million 49.79

LightPath Technologies’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than LightPath Technologies. LightPath Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for LightPath Technologies and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LightPath Technologies 0 0 2 0 3.00
LightPath Technologies Competitors 456 2494 3886 181 2.54

LightPath Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $3.05, suggesting a potential upside of 35.56%. As a group, “ELECTRONICS” companies have a potential upside of 14.31%. Given LightPath Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe LightPath Technologies is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.4% of LightPath Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.8% of shares of all “ELECTRONICS” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.7% of LightPath Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “ELECTRONICS” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

LightPath Technologies competitors beat LightPath Technologies on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

LightPath Technologies Company Profile

LightPath Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer and integrator of families of precision molded aspheric optics, fiber-optic collimator, GRADIUM glass lenses and other optical materials used to produce products that manipulate light. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and distributes optical components and assemblies utilizing the optical processes and manufacturing technologies. The Company also performs research and development for optical solutions for the traditional optics markets and communications markets. The Company’s products are incorporated into a range of applications by its customers in various industries, including defense products, medical devices, laser aided industrial tools, automotive safety applications, barcode scanners, optical data storage, hybrid fiber coax datacom, telecommunications, machine vision and sensors.

Receive News & Ratings for LightPath Technologies Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for LightPath Technologies and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.

Latest News

Liberum Capital Reiterates Hold Rating for Sports Direct
Liberum Capital Reiterates Hold Rating for Sports Direct
RWS  Rating Reiterated by Shore Capital
RWS Rating Reiterated by Shore Capital
WPP’s  Hold Rating Reiterated at Deutsche Bank
WPP’s Hold Rating Reiterated at Deutsche Bank
Berenberg Bank Raises Ten Entertainment Group  Price Target to GBX 310
Berenberg Bank Raises Ten Entertainment Group Price Target to GBX 310
Evonik Industries  Given a €27.00 Price Target by UBS Analysts
Evonik Industries Given a €27.00 Price Target by UBS Analysts
eMagin  Sees Large Decline in Short Interest
eMagin Sees Large Decline in Short Interest


© 2006-2018 Ticker Report. Google+.