Superconductor Technologies (NASDAQ: SCON) and China Mobile (Hong Kong) (NYSE:CHL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Superconductor Technologies has a beta of 1, suggesting that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, China Mobile (Hong Kong) has a beta of 0.31, suggesting that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Superconductor Technologies and China Mobile (Hong Kong)’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Superconductor Technologies $39,999.00 302.68 -$8.69 million ($2.04) -0.55
China Mobile (Hong Kong) $108.84 billion 2.00 $40.44 billion N/A N/A

China Mobile (Hong Kong) has higher revenue and earnings than Superconductor Technologies.

Dividends

China Mobile (Hong Kong) pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Superconductor Technologies does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Superconductor Technologies and China Mobile (Hong Kong)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Superconductor Technologies -26,445.00% -99.84% -90.61%
China Mobile (Hong Kong) N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Superconductor Technologies and China Mobile (Hong Kong), as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Superconductor Technologies 0 0 2 0 3.00
China Mobile (Hong Kong) 1 3 2 0 2.17

Superconductor Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 165.49%. Given Superconductor Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Superconductor Technologies is more favorable than China Mobile (Hong Kong).

Insider and Institutional Ownership

3.0% of Superconductor Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.0% of China Mobile (Hong Kong) shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Superconductor Technologies shares are owned by 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.

Superconductor Technologies Company Profile

Superconductor Technologies Inc. is engaged in developing and commercializing high temperature superconductor (HTS) materials and related technologies. The Company operates through the research, development, manufacture and marketing of high performance products used in cellular base stations segment. The Company develops products for the utility and telecommunications industries. The Company offers family of products, including SuperLink, which combines a specialized filter using HTS technology with a cryogenic cooler and a low-noise amplifier; AmpLink, which provides duplexing and uplink enhancement for personal communications service (PCS) and advanced wireless services (AWS) base stations, and SuperPlex, which provides a line of multiplexing solutions to reduce the need for additional antennas and coaxial cable feed lines, while providing functionality in both the 850 megahertz (MHz) cellular band and the 1,900 MHz PCS band.

China Mobile (Hong Kong) Company Profile

China Mobile Limited is an investment holding company principally engaged in telecommunication and related businesses. Its main businesses include Mobile businesses, Wireline Broadband businesses and Internet of Things (IoT) businesses. Mobile businesses include two categories of services. Voice services include local calls, domestic and international long distance calls, roaming services and voice value-added services. Data services include short message services and multimedia message services, wireless data traffic services and application and information services, such as Mobile Music, Mobile Reading and Mobile Video, among others. Wireline Broadband businesses include the provision of wireline broadband and related services. The Company also provides customer services, including phone bill enquiry, among others. The Company mainly operates businesses in Mainland China.

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