LightPath Technologies (NASDAQ: LPTH) is one of 121 public companies in the “Semiconductors & related devices” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare LightPath Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.
This is a summary of current ratings for LightPath Technologies and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|LightPath Technologies Competitors||1421||5527||10670||595||2.57|
Volatility & Risk
LightPath Technologies has a beta of -0.26, suggesting that its stock price is 126% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LightPath Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 1.08, suggesting that their average stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares LightPath Technologies and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|LightPath Technologies||$28.37 million||$7.70 million||5.92|
|LightPath Technologies Competitors||$2.99 billion||$451.08 million||24.41|
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.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
27.4% of LightPath Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.8% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.7% of LightPath Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
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 Competitors||-39.46%||2.54%||2.75%|
LightPath Technologies beats its competitors 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.
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