Cambium Networks (NASDAQ:CMBM) and Superconductor Technologies (NASDAQ:SCON) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

14.2% of Cambium Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Superconductor Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Superconductor Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cambium Networks and Superconductor Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cambium Networks 0 2 4 0 2.67
Superconductor Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00

Cambium Networks currently has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 49.43%. Superconductor Technologies has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 4,185.71%. Given Superconductor Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Superconductor Technologies is more favorable than Cambium Networks.

Profitability

This table compares Cambium Networks and Superconductor Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cambium Networks N/A N/A N/A
Superconductor Technologies N/A -248.37% -189.92%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cambium Networks and Superconductor Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cambium Networks N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Superconductor Technologies $1.56 million 2.39 -$8.13 million ($4.03) -0.05

Cambium Networks has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Superconductor Technologies.

About Cambium Networks

Cambium Networks Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides wireless broadband networking infrastructure products and solutions for network operators. Its wireless fabric includes intelligent radios, smart antennas, RF algorithms, wireless-aware switches, and network management software. The company offers point-to-point solutions that are connected to high-speed, high-bandwidth wireline networks; and wireless broadband backhaul to facilities or point-to-multipoint access points deployed throughout a network over distances of approximately 100 kilometers and at two gigabytes per second. Its cnPilot Wi-Fi solution provides distributed access to individual users in indoor settings, such as office complexes, and outdoor settings, such as athletic stadiums; cnReach solutions offer narrow-band connectivity for sensors and devices; embedded proprietary RF technology and software enables automated optimization of data flow at the outermost points in the network; and cnMatrix cloud-managed wireless-aware switching solution provides the interface between wireless and wired networks. The company serves medium-sized wireless Internet service providers, enterprises, and government agencies in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central and Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific. The company was formerly known as Vector Cambium Holdings (Cayman), Ltd. and changed its name to Cambium Networks Corporation in 2018. Cambium Networks Corporation was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

About Superconductor Technologies

Superconductor Technologies Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, produces, and commercializes high temperature superconductor materials and related technologies in the United States. It is involved in developing Conductus superconducting wire for power applications. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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