Midwest Energy Emissions (OTCMKTS:MEEC) and Mechanical Technology (OTCMKTS:MKTY) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.
This table compares Midwest Energy Emissions and Mechanical Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Midwest Energy Emissions||-43.83%||N/A||-70.47%|
Mechanical Technology pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 30.8%. Midwest Energy Emissions does not pay a dividend.
Volatility and Risk
Midwest Energy Emissions has a beta of 1.79, suggesting that its share price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mechanical Technology has a beta of -0.25, suggesting that its share price is 125% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Midwest Energy Emissions and Mechanical Technology’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Midwest Energy Emissions||$12.30 million||1.77||-$2.90 million||($0.06)||-4.75|
|Mechanical Technology||$8.06 million||1.42||$1.94 million||N/A||N/A|
Mechanical Technology has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Midwest Energy Emissions.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Midwest Energy Emissions and Mechanical Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Midwest Energy Emissions||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Mechanical Technology beats Midwest Energy Emissions on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Midwest Energy Emissions Company Profile
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. operates as an environmental services and technology company. It focuses on the delivery of mercury capture technologies to coal-fired power plants in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. The company is headquartered in Lewis Center, Ohio.
Mechanical Technology Company Profile
Mechanical Technology, Incorporated, through its subsidiary, MTI Instruments, Inc., designs, manufactures, and markets precision linear displacement solutions, vibration measurement and system balancing solutions, precision tensile measurement systems, and wafer inspection tools worldwide. It offers electronic gauging instruments for position, displacement, and vibration applications in the industrial manufacturing/production markets, as well as the research, design, and process development market. The company also provides engine balancing and vibration analysis systems for military and commercial aircraft; metrology tools for semiconductor and solar wafer characterization; and tensile stage systems for materials testing and precision linear displacement gauges for use in academic and industrial research and development settings. It sells its precision automated manufacturing, and research and development sectors through direct sales and representatives in the Americas; and through distributors and agents in Europe and Asia, as well as axial turbo machinery directly to end users. The company serves electronics, aircraft, aerospace, automotive, semiconductor, and research industries. Mechanical Technology, Incorporated was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Albany, New York.
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