Aixtron Se (NASDAQ: AIXG) and P10 Industries (NASDAQ:PIOI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Aixtron Se and P10 Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aixtron Se -18.84% -13.14% -10.84%
P10 Industries N/A 621.72% 182.03%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Aixtron Se shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.6% of P10 Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of P10 Industries shares are held 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Aixtron Se and P10 Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aixtron Se N/A N/A N/A ($0.22) -30.18
P10 Industries N/A N/A N/A ($0.06) -6.33

Aixtron Se is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than P10 Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Aixtron Se and P10 Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aixtron Se 2 0 1 0 1.67
P10 Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

P10 Industries beats Aixtron Se on 6 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Aixtron Se

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.

About P10 Industries

P10 Industries, Inc., formerly Active Power, Inc., focuses on monetizing intellectual property assets. The Company also focuses on acquiring businesses in the commercial and industrial markets. The Company has a range of patents available for licensing. The Company’s patent portfolio includes thermal and compressed air storage technology, which can be used in backup power applications.

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