Aixtron (OTCMKTS: AIXNY) and Kubota (OTCMKTS:KUBTY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Aixtron and Kubota’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aixtron N/A N/A N/A ($0.22) -30.18
Kubota $3.53 billion 7.31 $316.27 million N/A N/A

Kubota has higher revenue and earnings than Aixtron.

Profitability

This table compares Aixtron and Kubota’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aixtron -18.84% -13.14% -10.84%
Kubota 8.64% 11.24% 5.39%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Aixtron and Kubota, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aixtron 2 0 1 0 1.67
Kubota 1 0 0 0 1.00

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Aixtron shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Kubota shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Kubota shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Aixtron has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kubota has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Kubota beats Aixtron on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Aixtron Company Profile

AIXTRON SE is a provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The Company’s technology solutions are used by a range of customers across the world to build components for electronic and opto-electronic applications based on compound, silicon or organic semiconductor materials. Such components are used in fiber optic communication systems, wireless and mobile telephony applications, optical and electronic storage devices, computing, signaling and lighting, displays, as well as a range of other technologies. The Company’s business activities include developing, producing and installing equipment for the deposition of semiconductor and other complex materials, process engineering, consulting and training, including ongoing customer support and after-sales service. The Company supplies its customers with both production-scale material deposition systems and small scale systems for research and development (R&D) or small scale production.

Kubota Company Profile

KUBOTA Corporation is a manufacturer of a range of machinery, and other industrial and consumer products. The Company operates through three segments: Farm & Industrial Machinery, Water & Environment, and Other. The Farm & Industrial Machinery segment is engaged in the manufacture and sale of products, which include farm equipment, engines, construction machinery and electronic equipped machinery. Its Water & Environment segment engages in the manufacture and sale of pipe‐related products, such as ductile iron pipes, plastic pipes, pumps, valves and other products; environment‐related products, including environmental control plants and other products, and social infrastructure‐related products, such as industrial castings, ceramics, spiral‐welded steel pipes and other products. The Other segment is engaged in services and other businesses. The Company has operations in Japan, the United States, Germany, China, Thailand and other Southeast Asian regions.

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