Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH) and CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ:CYBE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Amphenol Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. CyberOptics Corporation does not pay a dividend. Amphenol Corporation pays out 21.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CyberOptics Corporation has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Amphenol Corporation and CyberOptics Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amphenol Corporation $6.51 billion 3.78 $1.54 billion $2.97 27.11
CyberOptics Corporation $56.82 million 1.82 $5.03 million $1.13 13.10

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

Profitability

This table compares Amphenol Corporation and CyberOptics Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amphenol Corporation 14.37% 24.98% 10.89%
CyberOptics Corporation 14.32% 5.94% 4.85%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

96.9% of Amphenol Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of CyberOptics Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Amphenol Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of CyberOptics Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Amphenol Corporation and CyberOptics Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amphenol Corporation 0 3 3 1 2.71
CyberOptics Corporation 0 0 3 0 3.00

Amphenol Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $78.29, suggesting a potential downside of 2.77%. CyberOptics Corporation has a consensus price target of $31.67, suggesting a potential upside of 113.96%. Given CyberOptics Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CyberOptics Corporation is more favorable than Amphenol Corporation.

Volatility & Risk

Amphenol Corporation has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CyberOptics Corporation has a beta of -0.31, suggesting that its stock price is 131% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Amphenol Corporation beats CyberOptics Corporation on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Amphenol Corporation

Amphenol Corporation (Amphenol) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor- based products, and coaxial and specialty cable. The Company operates through two segments, which include Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions. Its Interconnect Product and Assemblies segment primarily is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing a range of connector and connector systems, value-add products, and other products, including antennas and sensors, used in a range of applications in various set of end markets. Its Cable Products and Solutions segment primarily engages in designing, manufacturing and marketing cables, value-added products and components for use primarily in the broadband communications and information technology markets. It designs, manufactures and assembles its products at facilities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.

About CyberOptics Corporation

Cyberoptics Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of sensing technology solutions. The Company’s products and services are used in the surface mount technology (SMT), semiconductor and three dimensional (3D) scanning solutions and services markets. Its products are sold into the electronics assembly, dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and flash memory, and semiconductor fabrication capital equipment markets. The Company develops, manufactures and sells non-contact sensors and systems for process control and inspection, and general purpose metrology. The Company’s product offerings are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end user customers in the SMT circuit board assembly, semiconductor and general-purpose metrology markets. Its OEMs incorporate the Company’s sensor offerings into capital equipment serving these industries. The Company also sells standalone inspection systems that are sold directly to circuit board assembly companies.

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