Nano Dimension (NASDAQ: NNDM) and Crossroads Systems (NASDAQ:CRDS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Nano Dimension and Crossroads Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nano Dimension N/A -72.47% -62.63%
Crossroads Systems -518.75% -22.99% -7.88%

Volatility and Risk

Nano Dimension has a beta of 1.58, suggesting that its stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crossroads Systems has a beta of 2.75, suggesting that its stock price is 175% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.6% of Nano Dimension shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.5% of Crossroads Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 27.4% of Crossroads Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Nano Dimension and Crossroads Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nano Dimension 0 0 2 0 3.00
Crossroads Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Nano Dimension presently has a consensus price target of $12.50, suggesting a potential upside of 143.66%. Given Nano Dimension’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Nano Dimension is more favorable than Crossroads Systems.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Nano Dimension and Crossroads Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nano Dimension $311,181.00 174.65 -$14.02 million ($1.58) -3.25
Crossroads Systems N/A N/A N/A ($1.07) -1.78

Crossroads Systems has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Nano Dimension. Nano Dimension is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Crossroads Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Crossroads Systems beats Nano Dimension on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nano Dimension Company Profile

Nano Dimension Ltd is an Israel-based holding company active in the high technology sector. The Company has a full holding in Nano Dimension Technologies, a company that develops three dimensional (3D) printers for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), that is electronic circuits, and nano-technology inks. The inks are conductive nano-silver particle inks and insulating nano-polymer inks. Nano Dimension Technologies’ PCB Jet printer system is an inkjet deposition tool for printing multi-layer circuit boards at home or office. Nano Dimension Technologies uses hardware, software, print-head management and nano-chemistry for Research and Development (R&D), prototyping and custom manufacturing projects.

Crossroads Systems Company Profile

Crossroads Systems, Inc. is an intellectual property licensing company. The Company’s intellectual property assets are identified in two distinct categories: the first category is known as the 972 patent family and the second category is known as the non-972 patents. As of October 31, 2016, the 972 patent family consisted of 31 patents and pending patents that are primarily concentrated around access controls. As of October 31, 2016, the non-972 patents consisted of 140 patents and pending patents that are primarily directed to five product families: optimizing command processing, enabling interoperability, managing networks, enhancing tape libraries and improving data systems. As of October 31, 2016, approximately 50 companies have licensed 972 patents from the Company. The Company’s subsidiaries include Crossroads Systems (Texas), Inc. and Crossroads Europe GmbH.

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