Intevac (NASDAQ: IVAC) and Albany International Corporation (NYSE:AIN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Intevac has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Albany International Corporation has a beta of 1.72, meaning that its stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Intevac and Albany International Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intevac 5.97% 8.80% 6.08%
Albany International Corporation 5.06% 9.24% 3.83%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Intevac and Albany International Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intevac 0 1 4 0 2.80
Albany International Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00

Intevac presently has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 66.67%. Albany International Corporation has a consensus target price of $52.00, indicating a potential downside of 11.19%. Given Intevac’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Intevac is more favorable than Albany International Corporation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Intevac and Albany International Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Intevac $80.12 million 2.12 -$7.44 million $0.31 25.16
Albany International Corporation $779.84 million 2.42 $52.73 million $1.33 44.02

Albany International Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Intevac. Intevac is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Albany International Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

69.7% of Intevac shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.2% of Albany International Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.9% of Intevac shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.6% of Albany International Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Albany International Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Intevac does not pay a dividend. Albany International Corporation pays out 51.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Albany International Corporation has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Summary

Albany International Corporation beats Intevac on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Intevac Company Profile

Intevac, Inc. (Intevac) is a provider of vacuum deposition equipment for a range of thin-film applications, and digital night-vision technologies and products to the defense industry. The Company’s segments include Thin-film Equipment and Photonics. The Company designs, manufactures, markets and services capital equipment used to deposit thin films and lubricants onto substrates to produce magnetic disks that are used in hard disk drives. Its thin film equipment products include 200 Lean Disk Sputtering System, 200 Lean Etch and Deposition System, AccuLuber Disk Lubrication System, INTEVAC VERTEX System, INTEVAC MATRIX Implant System, ENERGi Implant System and INTEVAC MATRIX System. The Company’s photonic segment develops, manufactures and sells compact digital-optical products for the capture and display of low-light images.

Albany International Corporation Company Profile

Albany International Corp. is focused on textiles and materials processing business. The Company operates through two segments: Machine Clothing and Albany Engineered Composites. The Company’s Machine Clothing segment supplies permeable and impermeable belts used in the manufacture of paper, paperboard, nonwovens, fiber cement and various other industrial applications. The Machine Clothing segment also supplies customized, consumable fabrics used in the manufacturing process in the pulp, corrugator, nonwovens, fiber cement, building products, and tannery and textile industries. Its Albany Engineered Composites segment includes Albany Safran Composites, LLC (ASC), in which its customer SAFRAN Group owns interest and provides engineered composite structures based on its technology to customers in the aerospace and defense industries.

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