FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR (OTCMKTS:FANUY) and Microwave Filter (OTCMKTS:MFCO) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR and Microwave Filter’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR $6.56 billion 4.96 $1.64 billion $0.85 19.74
Microwave Filter $3.04 million 0.42 -$260,000.00 N/A N/A

FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Microwave Filter.


This table compares FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR and Microwave Filter’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR 25.07% 12.91% 11.08%
Microwave Filter -6.06% -16.37% -10.87%


FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Microwave Filter does not pay a dividend. FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR pays out 22.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.8% of FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. 6.9% of Microwave Filter shares are held by company 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.

Volatility and Risk

FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Microwave Filter has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR and Microwave Filter, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Microwave Filter 0 0 0 0 N/A


FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR beats Microwave Filter on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.


Fanuc Corporation provides factory automation products primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It offers CNC series products, servo motors, lasers, robots, compact machining centers, electric injection molding machines, wire-cut electric discharge machines, and ultra-precision machines. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Oshino, Japan.

About Microwave Filter

Microwave Filter Company, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic filters for radio and microwave frequencies primarily in the United States. It manufactures RF filters and related components for eliminating interference and facilitating signal processing for cable television, broadcast, commercial and military communications, avionics, radar, navigation, and defense markets. The company also designs waveguide, stripline/microstrip, transmission line, miniature/subminiature, and lumped constant filters. Its configurations include bandpass, highpass, lowpass, bandstop, multiplexers, tunable notch, tunable bandpass, high power filters, amplitude equalized, delay equalized, and filter networks. In addition, the company, through its subsidiary, Niagara Scientific, Inc., custom designs case packing machines to automatically pack products into shipping cases for food processors and other commodity products; and sells spare parts. Microwave Filter Company, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is based in East Syracuse, New York.

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