Dewey Electronics (OTCMKTS:DEWY) and National Presto Industries (NYSE:NPK) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.3% of National Presto Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 37.5% of Dewey Electronics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 29.5% of National Presto Industries 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.

Volatility & Risk

Dewey Electronics has a beta of 0.49, meaning that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Presto Industries has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Dewey Electronics and National Presto Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dewey Electronics 0 0 0 0 N/A
National Presto Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dewey Electronics and National Presto Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dewey Electronics $5.85 million 0.36 $110,000.00 N/A N/A
National Presto Industries $333.63 million 2.79 $52.95 million N/A N/A

National Presto Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Dewey Electronics.

Profitability

This table compares Dewey Electronics and National Presto Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dewey Electronics N/A N/A N/A
National Presto Industries 12.71% 12.59% 11.14%

Summary

National Presto Industries beats Dewey Electronics on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dewey Electronics

The Dewey Electronics Corporation designs and manufactures compact diesel power generators, hybrid power systems, and vehicle auxiliary power units for military markets worldwide. It offers 2kW military tactical generators, man-portable generators, and generator accessories; and non-power product lines, such as rodmeters, sea valves, hull liners, indicators/transmitters, pre-regulators, and MK-21 exploders. The company was founded in 1955 and is based in Oakland, New Jersey.

About National Presto Industries

National Presto Industries Inc. provides housewares and small appliances, and defense products primarily in North America. The company operates in two segments, Housewares/Small Appliance and Defense. The Housewares/Small Appliance segment designs, markets, and distributes housewares and small electrical appliances, including pressure cookers and canners; heat control single thermostatic control line of skillets, griddles, woks, and multi-purpose cookers under the Presto Control Master brand; slow cookers; deep fryers; air fryers; waffle makers; pizza ovens; slicer/shredders; electric heaters; hot air, oil, and microwave corn poppers; dehydrators; rice cookers; microwave bacon cookers; coffeemakers and coffeemaker accessories; electric tea kettles; electric knife sharpeners; various kitchen gadgets; and timers. This segment sells its products directly to retailers, as well as through independent distributors. The Defense segment manufactures and sells 40mm ammunition, precision mechanical and electro-mechanical assemblies, and medium caliber cartridge cases; less lethal products and support accessories; and detonators, booster pellets, release cartridges, lead azide, and other military energetic devices and materials. It also performs load, assemble, and pack operations on ordnance-related products; and provides training for the use of less lethal products. This segment primarily serves the United States Department of Defense (DOD) and DOD prime contractors. National Presto Industries, Inc. was founded in 1905 and is based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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