CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE) and Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for CyberOptics Corporation and Amphenol Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CyberOptics Corporation 0 0 3 0 3.00
Amphenol Corporation 0 3 3 1 2.71

CyberOptics Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $31.67, suggesting a potential upside of 105.63%. Amphenol Corporation has a consensus target price of $78.29, suggesting a potential downside of 2.57%. Given CyberOptics Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe CyberOptics Corporation is more favorable than Amphenol Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares CyberOptics Corporation and Amphenol Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CyberOptics Corporation 14.32% 5.94% 4.85%
Amphenol Corporation 14.37% 24.98% 10.89%

Dividends

Amphenol Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. CyberOptics Corporation does not pay a dividend. Amphenol Corporation pays out 21.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CyberOptics Corporation has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CyberOptics Corporation and Amphenol Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CyberOptics Corporation $56.82 million 1.89 $5.03 million $1.13 13.63
Amphenol Corporation $6.51 billion 3.77 $1.54 billion $2.97 27.05

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.9% of CyberOptics Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.9% of Amphenol Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of CyberOptics Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of Amphenol Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

CyberOptics Corporation has a beta of -0.31, meaning that its share price is 131% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amphenol Corporation has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Amphenol Corporation beats CyberOptics Corporation on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

CyberOptics Corporation Company Profile

Cyberoptics Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of sensing technology solutions. The Company’s products and services are used in the surface mount technology (SMT), semiconductor and three dimensional (3D) scanning solutions and services markets. Its products are sold into the electronics assembly, dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and flash memory, and semiconductor fabrication capital equipment markets. The Company develops, manufactures and sells non-contact sensors and systems for process control and inspection, and general purpose metrology. The Company’s product offerings are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end user customers in the SMT circuit board assembly, semiconductor and general-purpose metrology markets. Its OEMs incorporate the Company’s sensor offerings into capital equipment serving these industries. The Company also sells standalone inspection systems that are sold directly to circuit board assembly companies.

Amphenol Corporation Company Profile

Amphenol Corporation (Amphenol) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor- based products, and coaxial and specialty cable. The Company operates through two segments, which include Interconnect Products and Assemblies, and Cable Products and Solutions. Its Interconnect Product and Assemblies segment primarily is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing a range of connector and connector systems, value-add products, and other products, including antennas and sensors, used in a range of applications in various set of end markets. Its Cable Products and Solutions segment primarily engages in designing, manufacturing and marketing cables, value-added products and components for use primarily in the broadband communications and information technology markets. It designs, manufactures and assembles its products at facilities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.

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