Manhattan Scientifics (OTCMKTS:MHTX) and Sono-Tek (OTCMKTS:SOTK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Manhattan Scientifics and Sono-Tek’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manhattan Scientifics N/A -46.94% -30.12%
Sono-Tek 1.75% 2.40% 1.71%

Volatility & Risk

Manhattan Scientifics has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sono-Tek has a beta of -0.18, indicating that its stock price is 118% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of Manhattan Scientifics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Sono-Tek shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.8% of Manhattan Scientifics shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.1% of Sono-Tek shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Manhattan Scientifics and Sono-Tek’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Manhattan Scientifics $140,000.00 38.13 $1.54 million N/A N/A
Sono-Tek $11.01 million 3.24 $360,000.00 N/A N/A

Manhattan Scientifics has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Sono-Tek.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Manhattan Scientifics and Sono-Tek, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manhattan Scientifics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sono-Tek 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Sono-Tek beats Manhattan Scientifics on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Manhattan Scientifics

Manhattan Scientifics, Inc., a technology incubator company, focuses on the technology transfer and commercialization of transformative technologies in the areas of nanotechnology applications in medicine in the United States. It develops cancer detection technology and nanostructured metal technologies. The company was formerly known as Grand Enterprises, Inc. Manhattan Scientifics, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is based in New York, New York.

About Sono-Tek

Sono-Tek Corporation designs and manufactures ultrasonic coating systems for applying on parts and components for the microelectronics/electronics, alternative energy, medical, industrial, and research and development/other markets worldwide. The company also designs and manufactures custom-engineered ultrasonic coating systems; and provides patented nozzles and generators for manufacturers' equipment. Its products include integrated multi-axis coating systems, integrated coating systems, fluxing systems, OEM systems, and other related systems. The company markets and distributes its products through independent distributors, sales representatives, sales representative companies. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milton, New York.

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