Microvision (MVIS) & Orbit International (ORBT) Critical Analysis

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Microvision (NASDAQ:MVIS) and Orbit International (OTCMKTS:ORBT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Microvision and Orbit International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Microvision 0 0 2 0 3.00
Orbit International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Microvision presently has a consensus target price of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 300.88%. Given Microvision’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Microvision is more favorable than Orbit International.

Dividends

Orbit International pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Microvision does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Microvision and Orbit International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Microvision -126.34% -291.45% -78.41%
Orbit International 10.37% 14.93% 13.13%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Microvision and Orbit International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Microvision $10.89 million 9.17 -$24.24 million ($0.33) -3.02
Orbit International $20.85 million 0.95 $1.79 million N/A N/A

Orbit International has higher revenue and earnings than Microvision.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

22.9% of Microvision shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.1% of Microvision shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of Orbit International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Microvision has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orbit International has a beta of 0.05, suggesting that its stock price is 95% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Orbit International beats Microvision on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Microvision

MicroVision, Inc. develops PicoP scanning technology that provides high-resolution miniature projection, and three-dimensional sensing and image capture solutions in the United States. Its PicoP scanning technology comprises micro-electrical mechanical systems, laser diodes, opto-mechanics, and electronics. The company also develops a light detection and ranging engine for consumer electronic applications and automotive collision avoidance systems. The company licenses its products primarily to original design manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers. MicroVision, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

About Orbit International

Orbit International Corp. designs, manufactures, and sells electronic components and subsystems, and commercial and custom power units for prime contractors, government procurement agencies, and research and development laboratories in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Electronics Group and Power Group. The Electronics Group segment engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of customized electronic components and subsystems. This segment also designs and manufactures below-deck control products for naval combat systems and gun weapon systems; and provides systems integration, production engineering, integrated logistics support, and documentation control for leading defense industry prime contractors and U.S. Department of Defense procurement agencies, as well as foreign naval programs. This segment's principal products include remote control units, intercommunication panels, displays, keyboards, keypads and pointing devices, operator control trays, command display units, and gun weapons system products. The Power Group segment designs and manufactures commercial power units, AC power, frequency converters, uninterruptible power supplies, and commercial-off-the-shelf power solutions, as well as the electronic products for measurement and display. The company was formerly known as Orbit Instrument Corp. and changed its name to Orbit International Corp. in July 1991. Orbit International Corp. was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York.

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