Kimball Electronics (NASDAQ: KE) and NANO DIMENSION/S (NASDAQ:NNDM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

60.5% of Kimball Electronics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.2% of NANO DIMENSION/S shares are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Kimball Electronics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Kimball Electronics and NANO DIMENSION/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kimball Electronics 1.84% 10.23% 6.09%
NANO DIMENSION/S -1,277.56% -75.88% -64.87%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kimball Electronics and NANO DIMENSION/S’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kimball Electronics $930.91 million 0.55 $34.17 million N/A N/A
NANO DIMENSION/S $860,000.00 49.88 -$18.17 million ($1.61) -1.45

Kimball Electronics has higher revenue and earnings than NANO DIMENSION/S.

Volatility & Risk

Kimball Electronics has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NANO DIMENSION/S has a beta of 2.81, suggesting that its share price is 181% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Kimball Electronics and NANO DIMENSION/S, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kimball Electronics 0 0 0 0 N/A
NANO DIMENSION/S 0 0 2 0 3.00

NANO DIMENSION/S has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 200.43%. Given NANO DIMENSION/S’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe NANO DIMENSION/S is more favorable than Kimball Electronics.

Summary

Kimball Electronics beats NANO DIMENSION/S on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kimball Electronics

Kimball Electronics, Inc., a contract electronic manufacturing services company, engages in producing durable electronics for the automotive, medical, industrial, and public safety markets primarily in the United States, China, Mexico, Poland, Romania, and Thailand. Its engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain services include design services; rapid prototyping and new product introduction support; production and testing of printed circuit board assemblies; industrialization and automation of manufacturing processes; product design and process validation and qualification; reliability testing; assembly, production, and packaging of other related non-electronic products; supply chain services; and product life cycle management services. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Jasper, Indiana.

About NANO DIMENSION/S

Nano Dimension Ltd., through its subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., develops three-dimensional (3D) printed circuit board printers. It also develops conductive and dielectric ink. Nano Dimension Ltd. was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Ness Ziona, Israel.

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