Ultralife Corporation (NASDAQ: ULBI) and Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

22.4% of Ultralife Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.2% of Arotech Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 38.1% of Ultralife Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.2% of Arotech Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ultralife Corporation and Arotech Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ultralife Corporation $83.66 million 1.23 $7.74 million $0.36 18.47
Arotech Corporation $89.92 million 1.02 $5.36 million ($0.12) -29.16

Ultralife Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Arotech Corporation. Arotech Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ultralife Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Ultralife Corporation and Arotech Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ultralife Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Arotech Corporation 0 0 2 0 3.00

Arotech Corporation has a consensus price target of $4.75, suggesting a potential upside of 35.71%. Given Arotech Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Arotech Corporation is more favorable than Ultralife Corporation.

Risk & Volatility

Ultralife Corporation has a beta of -0.16, suggesting that its share price is 116% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arotech Corporation has a beta of 1.27, suggesting that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ultralife Corporation and Arotech Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ultralife Corporation 6.62% 7.94% 6.37%
Arotech Corporation -3.31% 1.59% 0.94%

Summary

Ultralife Corporation beats Arotech Corporation on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ultralife Corporation

Ultralife Corporation offers products and services ranging from power solutions to communications and electronics systems. The Company designs and manufactures power and communications systems, including rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, charging systems, communications and electronics systems and accessories, and custom engineered systems. The Company’s segments include Battery & Energy Products, Communications Systems and Corporate. The Battery & Energy Products segment includes lithium 9-volt, cylindrical, thin cell and other non-rechargeable batteries, in addition to rechargeable batteries, uninterruptable power supplies, charging systems and accessories. The Communications Systems segment includes radio frequency (RF) amplifiers, power supplies, cable and connector assemblies, amplified speakers, equipment mounts, case equipment, man-portable systems, integrated communication systems for fixed or vehicle applications, and communications and electronics systems design.

About Arotech Corporation

Arotech Corporation is a defense and security products and services company, engaged in providing interactive simulation for military, law enforcement and commercial markets, and batteries and charging systems for the military, commercial and medical markets. The Company operates through two segments: Training and Simulation Division, and Power Systems Division. The Company’s Training and Simulation Division develops, manufactures and markets multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force training and operator training of military, law enforcement, security, emergency services and other personnel. The Company’s Power Systems Division provides battery solutions, energy management and power distribution technologies and product design and manufacturing services for the aerospace, defense, law enforcement, homeland security markets, and it manufactures and sells rechargeable batteries for defense and security products and medical and industrial applications.

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