Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) and Camtek (NASDAQ:CAMT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Universal Display and Camtek’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Universal Display||$247.41 million||30.77||$58.84 million||$1.24||130.34|
|Camtek||$123.17 million||2.68||$18.73 million||$0.52||17.52|
This table compares Universal Display and Camtek’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility and Risk
Universal Display has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Camtek has a beta of 1.41, meaning that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings for Universal Display and Camtek, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Universal Display presently has a consensus price target of $146.00, indicating a potential downside of 9.66%. Camtek has a consensus price target of $10.25, indicating a potential upside of 12.51%. Given Camtek’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Camtek is more favorable than Universal Display.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
83.7% of Universal Display shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.5% of Camtek shares are held by institutional investors. 4.0% of Universal Display shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 79.4% of Camtek shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Universal Display pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Camtek pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Universal Display pays out 32.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Camtek pays out 26.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Camtek is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Universal Display beats Camtek on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Universal Display
Universal Display Corporation engages in the research, development, and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies and materials for use in flat panel displays and solid-state lighting applications. As of February 21, 2019, it owned or had exclusive and co-exclusive licenses, or had sole license rights with respect to approximately 5,000 issued and pending patents worldwide. The company licenses and supplies its proprietary UniversalPHOLED materials to display and lighting manufacturers, and others. It is also involved in the research, development, and commercialization of other OLED device and manufacturing technologies, including FOLED that are flexible OLEDs for the fabrication of OLEDs on flexible substrates; encapsulation technology for the packaging of flexible OLEDs and other thin-film devices, as well as for use as a barrier film for plastic substrates; UniversalP2OLED, which are printable phosphorescent OLEDs; OVJP, an organic vapor jet printing technology; OVPD, an organic vapor phase deposition process for manufacturing a small molecule OLED; and TOLED, which are transparent OLEDs for the fabrication of OLEDs that have transparent cathodes. In addition, the company provides technology development and support services, including government contract work and support provided to third parties for the commercialization of their OLED products. Universal Display Corporation has strategic relationships with Samsung Display Co., Ltd.; LG Display Co., Ltd.; BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.; Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.; AU Optronics Corporation; EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai) Limited; Konica Minolta Holdings Inc.; Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd.; OLEDWorks GmbH; and Kaneka Corporation. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.
Camtek Ltd. provides inspection and metrology solutions for the semiconductor industry in the Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe. The company provides solutions based on its advanced image processing, motion control, material handling, and optics related technologies. It designs, develops, manufactures, and markets automatic optical inspection (AOI) systems that optically inspect and measure various types of semiconductors wafers. Its AOI products include Eagle i, a system that delivers 2D inspection and metrology capabilities; Eagle AP and EagleT-AP, which use software and hardware technologies to address the advanced packaging market; and EagleT-i, an advanced inspection tool that offers optical resolution. Camtek Ltd. also provides automatic defect classification software solution, which provides automatic defect classification of color images. The company serves semiconductor manufacturers comprising outsourced semiconductor assembly and testing companies, integrated device manufacturers, and wafer level packaging subcontractors. Camtek Ltd. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Migdal Ha'emek, Israel.
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