Park Electrochemical (NYSE: PKE) and TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Park Electrochemical and TTM Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Park Electrochemical $114.61 million 3.48 $9.28 million $0.31 63.61
TTM Technologies $2.53 billion 0.71 $34.86 million $0.68 25.81

TTM Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Park Electrochemical. TTM Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Park Electrochemical, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.2% of Park Electrochemical shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.0% of Park Electrochemical shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 28.4% of TTM Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Park Electrochemical and TTM Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Park Electrochemical 5.63% 5.12% 3.02%
TTM Technologies 2.78% 14.77% 5.12%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Park Electrochemical and TTM Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Park Electrochemical 0 0 1 0 3.00
TTM Technologies 0 0 2 1 3.33

Park Electrochemical presently has a consensus price target of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 11.56%. TTM Technologies has a consensus price target of $20.50, indicating a potential upside of 16.81%. Given TTM Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TTM Technologies is more favorable than Park Electrochemical.

Dividends

Park Electrochemical pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. TTM Technologies does not pay a dividend. Park Electrochemical pays out 129.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Risk & Volatility

Park Electrochemical has a beta of 0.89, suggesting that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TTM Technologies has a beta of 1.55, suggesting that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

TTM Technologies beats Park Electrochemical on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Park Electrochemical

Park Electrochemical Corp. is a global advanced materials company. The Company develops, manufactures, markets and sells digital and radio frequency (RF)/microwave printed circuit materials products principally for the telecommunications and Internet infrastructure and high-end computing markets and advanced composite materials, parts and assemblies and low-volume tooling products for the aerospace markets. The Company operates through integrated business units in Asia, Europe and North America. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Singapore, France, Kansas, Arizona and California. The Company also maintains research and development facilities in Arizona, Kansas and Singapore. The Company’s foreign operations are conducted principally by the Company’s subsidiaries in Singapore and France.

About TTM Technologies

TTM Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of printed circuit board (PCB) products and is focused on technologically advanced PCBs and electro-mechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). As of January 2, 2017, the Company operated a total of 25 specialized facilities in North America and China. The Company’s segments include PCB, E-M Solutions and Corporate. As of January 2, 2017, the PCB segment included 13 domestic PCB fabrication plants, including a facility that provides follow-on value-added services primarily for one of the PCB fabrication plants; eight PCB fabrication plants in China and one in Canada. As of January 2, 2017, the E-M Solutions included three custom electronic assembly plants in China. The Company offers a range of PCB products, including conventional PCBs, high density interconnect (HDI) PCBs, flexible PCBs, rigid-flex PCBs, custom assemblies and system integration, and integrated circuits (IC) substrates.

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