Comparing Superconductor Technologies (SCON) & Andrea Electronics (ANDR)

Superconductor Technologies (NASDAQ:SCON) and Andrea Electronics (OTCMKTS:ANDR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

9.6% of Superconductor Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Andrea Electronics shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Superconductor Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.2% of Andrea Electronics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Superconductor Technologies and Andrea Electronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Superconductor Technologies -414.94% -141.30% -120.85%
Andrea Electronics -82.99% 2,327.70% -65.75%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Superconductor Technologies and Andrea Electronics’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Superconductor Technologies $450,000.00 9.96 -$9.52 million ($9.10) -0.15
Andrea Electronics $6.94 million 0.53 -$1.15 million N/A N/A

Andrea Electronics has higher revenue and earnings than Superconductor Technologies.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Superconductor Technologies and Andrea Electronics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Superconductor Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00
Andrea Electronics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Superconductor Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 556.93%. Given Superconductor Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Superconductor Technologies is more favorable than Andrea Electronics.

Risk & Volatility

Superconductor Technologies has a beta of 0.23, meaning that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Andrea Electronics has a beta of 1.88, meaning that its share price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Andrea Electronics beats Superconductor Technologies on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Superconductor Technologies Company Profile

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.

Andrea Electronics Company Profile

Andrea Electronics Corporation designs, develops, and manufactures microphone technologies and products for enhancing speech-based applications software and communications primarily in the computer and business enterprise markets in the United States and internationally. It designs and markets digital signal processing (DSP) microphone and audio software. The company's DSP microphone and audio noise reduction software products include DA-350 auto array microphone for far-field voice intelligibility and accuracy of automatic speech recognition in high noise environments; DA-250 OEM array microphone, a small compact stereo array microphone and DSP circuit board platform; USB-SA array microphone, which offers a USB digital audio adapter to bypass a computer's standard integrated sound system; PureAudio VST3 plug-in, a noise reduction and center channel focus VST3 plug-in for audio/video editing post-processing; AudioCommander, a PC audio control panel; audio software for Mac that offers an intuitive graphic user interface to control stereo array microphone beam forming and noise cancellation on the input and EQ filters; PureAudio live recorder, a digital voice and audio recording application; and PureAudio pro recorder, which provides bookmarks for navigation of recordings. Its products are used in various applications, including mass transit and automotive communication systems, automated teller machines, information kiosks, home automation products, Internet of things digital assistants, TV set top boxes, audio and video recordings, robotics, and video surveillance. The company markets and sells its products through sales representatives and organizations to computer original equipment manufacturers, distributors of personal computers and communications equipment, software publishers, and industrial system integrators. Andrea Electronics Corporation was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Bohemia, New York.

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