Resonant (NASDAQ: RESN) and Sanmina Corporation (NASDAQ:SANM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Resonant and Sanmina Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Resonant -3,119.05% -150.42% -126.22%
Sanmina Corporation 3.15% 12.35% 5.61%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Resonant and Sanmina Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Resonant $588,000.00 110.73 -$17.25 million ($1.48) -2.99
Sanmina Corporation $6.78 billion 0.41 $359.35 million $2.76 13.46

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

Volatility and Risk

Resonant has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sanmina Corporation has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Resonant and Sanmina Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Resonant 0 0 3 0 3.00
Sanmina Corporation 0 2 3 0 2.60

Resonant presently has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 80.59%. Sanmina Corporation has a consensus target price of $43.25, indicating a potential upside of 16.42%. Given Resonant’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Resonant is more favorable than Sanmina Corporation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.1% of Resonant shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.8% of Sanmina Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 22.3% of Resonant shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of Sanmina Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Sanmina Corporation beats Resonant on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Resonant

Resonant Inc. is a late-stage development company. The Company creates filter designs for radio frequency (RF) front-ends for the mobile device industry. The RF front-end is the circuitry in a mobile device for analog signal processing and is located between the device’s antenna and its digital baseband. The Company uses a technology called Infinite Synthesized Networks (ISN) to configure and connect resonators, the building blocks of RF filters. The Company uses ISN to develop new classes of filter designs. The Company is also developing a series of single-band surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter designs for frequency bands. The Company is developing multiplexer filter designs for over two bands to address the carrier aggregation (CA) requirements of its customers. In addition, the Company is also developing reconfigurable filter designs to replace multiple filters for multiple bands. The Company is also involved in the development of a filter reconfigurable between three bands.

About Sanmina Corporation

Sanmina Corporation is a provider of integrated manufacturing solutions, components, products and repair, logistics and after-market services. The Company provides its offerings primarily to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in various industries, including communications networks, storage, industrial, defense and aerospace, medical and energy. The Company operates through two businesses: Integrated Manufacturing Solutions (IMS) and Components, Products and Services (CPS). IMS consists of printed circuit board assembly and test, final system assembly and test, and direct-order-fulfillment. Its Components include interconnect systems and mechanical systems. Its Products include memory, radio frequency (RF), optical and microelectronics solutions, defense and aerospace products, storage solutions and cloud-based manufacturing execution software. Its Services include design, engineering, logistics and repair services.

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