Quantum-Si (NASDAQ:QSI) vs. Midwest Energy Emissions (OTCMKTS:MEEC) Financial Survey

Quantum-Si (NASDAQ:QSIGet Rating) and Midwest Energy Emissions (OTCMKTS:MEECGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

Quantum-Si has a beta of 1.54, indicating that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Midwest Energy Emissions has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

35.5% of Quantum-Si shares are owned by institutional investors. 34.7% of Quantum-Si shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 29.4% of Midwest Energy Emissions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Quantum-Si and Midwest Energy Emissions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quantum-Si N/A -24.70% -23.49%
Midwest Energy Emissions -32.74% N/A -53.63%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Quantum-Si and Midwest Energy Emissions’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Quantum-Si N/A N/A -$94.99 million ($3.64) -0.83
Midwest Energy Emissions $13.01 million 1.37 -$3.63 million ($0.04) -5.00

Midwest Energy Emissions has higher revenue and earnings than Quantum-Si. Midwest Energy Emissions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Quantum-Si, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Quantum-Si and Midwest Energy Emissions, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quantum-Si 0 0 0 0 N/A
Midwest Energy Emissions 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Quantum-Si beats Midwest Energy Emissions on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Quantum-Si (Get Rating)

Quantum-Si incorporated, a life sciences company, develops a single molecule detection platform for sample preparation and sequencing. It offers a proprietary single molecule detection platform for use in semiconductor industry to field proteomics to enable next generation protein sequencing. The company was incorporated in 2013 is based in Guilford, Connecticut.

About Midwest Energy Emissions (Get Rating)

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp., an environmental services and technology company, engages in developing and delivering solutions to the power industry worldwide. It provides mercury capture solutions. Its Sorbent Enhancement Additive (SEA) technology provides total mercury control, providing solutions that are based on a thorough scientific understanding of actual and probable interactions involved in mercury capture in coal-fired flue gas. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Corsicana, Texas.

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