Evans & Sutherland Computer (OTCMKTS:ESCC) and Solid Power (NASDAQ:SLDP) Critical Survey

Solid Power (NASDAQ:SLDPGet Rating) and Evans & Sutherland Computer (OTCMKTS:ESCCGet Rating) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

34.0% of Solid Power shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.3% of Solid Power shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of Evans & Sutherland Computer shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Solid Power and Evans & Sutherland Computer’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Solid Power 392.40% 6.09% 5.56%
Evans & Sutherland Computer N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Solid Power and Evans & Sutherland Computer, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Solid Power 0 5 1 0 2.17
Evans & Sutherland Computer 0 0 0 0 N/A

Solid Power presently has a consensus target price of $5.25, suggesting a potential upside of 72.70%. Given Solid Power’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Solid Power is more favorable than Evans & Sutherland Computer.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Solid Power and Evans & Sutherland Computer’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Solid Power $2.71 million 197.22 $18.09 million N/A N/A
Evans & Sutherland Computer N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Solid Power has higher revenue and earnings than Evans & Sutherland Computer.

Summary

Solid Power beats Evans & Sutherland Computer on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Solid Power

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Solid Power, Inc. focuses on the development and commercialization of all-solid-state battery cells and solid electrolyte materials for the battery-powered electric vehicle market in the United States. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Louisville, Colorado.

About Evans & Sutherland Computer

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Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation produces and sells visual display systems used primarily in full-dome video projection applications, dome projection screens, and dome architectural treatments in the United States and internationally. The company's products include planetarium and dome theater systems consisting of proprietary hardware and software, and other visual display systems primarily used to project digital video on large curved surfaces. It also produces content for planetariums, schools, science centers, other educational institutions, and entertainment venues; and show content for its own library that it licenses to customers and for specific customer requirements for planetarium and dome theaters. In addition, the company manufactures and installs metal domes with customized optical coatings and acoustical properties that are used for planetarium and dome theaters, and other custom applications; and designs and supplies geometrically complex structures for customized architectural treatments. Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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