Allied Motion Technologies (AMOT) and Transcat (TRNS) Financial Survey

Allied Motion Technologies (NASDAQ: AMOT) and Transcat (NASDAQ:TRNS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

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This table compares Allied Motion Technologies and Transcat’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Allied Motion Technologies 3.19% 13.61% 6.03%
Transcat 3.24% 10.03% 4.94%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Allied Motion Technologies and Transcat, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Allied Motion Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Transcat 0 0 3 0 3.00

Transcat has a consensus target price of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 32.02%. Given Transcat’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Transcat is more favorable than Allied Motion Technologies.

Dividends

Allied Motion Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Transcat does not pay a dividend. Allied Motion Technologies pays out 8.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Allied Motion Technologies has a beta of 1.81, indicating that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Transcat has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Allied Motion Technologies and Transcat’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Allied Motion Technologies $252.01 million 1.43 $8.03 million $1.22 31.22
Transcat $143.90 million 0.75 $4.52 million $0.64 23.67

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

44.6% of Allied Motion Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.2% of Transcat shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.8% of Allied Motion Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.8% of Transcat 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.

Summary

Allied Motion Technologies beats Transcat on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Allied Motion Technologies Company Profile

Allied Motion Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells precision and specialty motion control components and systems that are used in a range of industries worldwide. It provides automotive brushless (BL) DC motors, power steering solutions, and special purpose motors; fractional horsepower permanent magnet DC and BLDC motors serving a range of original equipment applications; and high performance BLDC motors, including servo motors, frameless motors, torque motors, slot less motors, high resolution encoders, and motor/encoder assemblies. The company also offers gearing solutions in stand-alone and integrated gearing/motor configurations; and advanced electronic motion control products and custom solutions, including integrated power electronics, digital controls, and network communications for motor control and power conversion. In addition, it provides fractional horsepower BLDC outer rotor motors and traditional BLDC motor part sets; synchronous BLDC servo motor solutions and asynchronous BLDC motors; and trolleys for use in medical environments, as well as electronic controls and platform based integrated steering system solutions. The company sells its products to end customers and original equipment manufacturers in vehicle, medical, aerospace and defense, and electronics/industrial markets through direct sales force, as well as authorized manufacturers' representatives, agents, and distributors. Allied Motion Technologies Inc. was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Amherst, New York.

Transcat Company Profile

Transcat, Inc. provides calibration and laboratory instrument services in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Service and Distribution. The Service segment offers calibration, repair, inspection, analytical qualifications, preventative maintenance, consulting, and other related services. This segment also provides CalTrak, a proprietary document and asset management system that is used to integrate and manage the workflow of its calibration service centers and customers' assets; CalTrak Online, which provides its customers with Web-based asset management capability, as well as an off-site archive of calibration and other service records; and Compliance, Control and Cost, a cloud-based customer portal and asset management tool. The Distribution segment distributes approximately 100,000 test, measurement, and control instruments for customers' test and measurement instrumentation needs. This segment markets and sells its products through Website, digital and print advertising, proactive outbound sales, and an inbound call center. The company provides services and products to highly regulated industries, principally life science, which includes companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and other FDA-regulated industries; and additional industries, including industrial manufacturing, oil and gas and alternative energy, aerospace and defense, and other industries that require accuracy in processes and confirmation of the capabilities of their equipment. Transcat, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.

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