Park Electrochemical Corporation (NYSE: PKE) and TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Park Electrochemical Corporation and TTM Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Park Electrochemical Corporation $114.61 million 3.46 $9.28 million $0.31 63.26
TTM Technologies $2.53 billion 0.70 $34.86 million $0.63 27.60

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

Profitability

This table compares Park Electrochemical Corporation and TTM Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Park Electrochemical Corporation 5.63% 5.12% 3.02%
TTM Technologies 2.78% 14.77% 5.12%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.2% of Park Electrochemical Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.0% of Park Electrochemical Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 28.4% of TTM Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Park Electrochemical Corporation has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TTM Technologies has a beta of 1.55, suggesting that its share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Park Electrochemical Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. TTM Technologies does not pay a dividend. Park Electrochemical Corporation pays out 129.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Park Electrochemical Corporation and TTM Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Park Electrochemical Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00
TTM Technologies 0 0 2 1 3.33

Park Electrochemical Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $22.00, suggesting a potential upside of 12.19%. TTM Technologies has a consensus target price of $20.50, suggesting a potential upside of 17.88%. Given TTM Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe TTM Technologies is more favorable than Park Electrochemical Corporation.

Summary

TTM Technologies beats Park Electrochemical Corporation on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Park Electrochemical Corporation Company Profile

Park Electrochemical Corp. is a global advanced materials company. The Company develops, manufactures, markets and sells digital and radio frequency (RF)/microwave printed circuit materials products principally for the telecommunications and Internet infrastructure and high-end computing markets and advanced composite materials, parts and assemblies and low-volume tooling products for the aerospace markets. The Company operates through integrated business units in Asia, Europe and North America. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Singapore, France, Kansas, Arizona and California. The Company also maintains research and development facilities in Arizona, Kansas and Singapore. The Company’s foreign operations are conducted principally by the Company’s subsidiaries in Singapore and France.

TTM Technologies Company Profile

TTM Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of printed circuit board (PCB) products and is focused on technologically advanced PCBs and electro-mechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). As of January 2, 2017, the Company operated a total of 25 specialized facilities in North America and China. The Company’s segments include PCB, E-M Solutions and Corporate. As of January 2, 2017, the PCB segment included 13 domestic PCB fabrication plants, including a facility that provides follow-on value-added services primarily for one of the PCB fabrication plants; eight PCB fabrication plants in China and one in Canada. As of January 2, 2017, the E-M Solutions included three custom electronic assembly plants in China. The Company offers a range of PCB products, including conventional PCBs, high density interconnect (HDI) PCBs, flexible PCBs, rigid-flex PCBs, custom assemblies and system integration, and integrated circuits (IC) substrates.

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