Contrasting Osprey Technology Acquisition (NYSE:SFTW) & Vuzix (NASDAQ:VUZI)

Osprey Technology Acquisition (NYSE:SFTW) and Vuzix (NASDAQ:VUZI) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Osprey Technology Acquisition and Vuzix’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Osprey Technology Acquisition N/A N/A -$15.27 million N/A N/A
Vuzix $11.58 million 64.41 -$17.95 million N/A N/A

Osprey Technology Acquisition has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Vuzix.

Profitability

This table compares Osprey Technology Acquisition and Vuzix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Osprey Technology Acquisition N/A -18.91% -8.56%
Vuzix -171.69% -24.51% -23.44%

Volatility & Risk

Osprey Technology Acquisition has a beta of 0.07, indicating that its stock price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vuzix has a beta of 2.41, indicating that its stock price is 141% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Osprey Technology Acquisition and Vuzix, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Osprey Technology Acquisition 0 0 1 0 3.00
Vuzix 0 1 1 0 2.50

Osprey Technology Acquisition presently has a consensus price target of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 72.86%. Vuzix has a consensus price target of $21.50, indicating a potential upside of 83.29%. Given Vuzix’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Vuzix is more favorable than Osprey Technology Acquisition.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

30.5% of Osprey Technology Acquisition shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.6% of Vuzix shares are held by institutional investors. 7.8% of Vuzix shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Osprey Technology Acquisition Company Profile

Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination in the technology sector, primarily companies pursuing a Software-as-a-Service model. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Vuzix Company Profile

Vuzix Corp. is a supplier of Smart-Glasses and Augmented Reality technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. Its products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and augmented reality. The firm also holds 179 patents and patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. It has offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK, and Tokyo, Japan. The company was founded by Paul J. Travers in 1997 and is headquartered in West Henrietta, NY.

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