Head to Head Survey: FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR (FANUY) and Nortech Systems (NSYS)

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FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR (OTCMKTS:FANUY) and Nortech Systems (NASDAQ:NSYS) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR and Nortech Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR 25.07% 12.90% 11.07%
Nortech Systems -1.90% 1.00% 0.37%

Dividends

FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Nortech Systems does not pay a dividend. FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR pays out 77.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR and Nortech Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR $6.56 billion 5.12 $1.64 billion $0.85 20.39
Nortech Systems $112.33 million 0.12 -$2.44 million N/A N/A

FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Nortech Systems.

Volatility & Risk

FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nortech Systems has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR and Nortech Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Nortech Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.8% of FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.5% of Nortech Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Nortech Systems shares are held 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.

Summary

FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR beats Nortech Systems on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR

Fanuc Corporation provides factory automation products primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It offers CNC series products, servo motors, lasers, robots, compact machining centers, electric injection molding machines, wire-cut electric discharge machines, and ultra-precision machines. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Minamitsuru, Japan.

About Nortech Systems

Nortech Systems Incorporated operates as an electronic manufacturing services company in the United States, Mexico, and China. The company provides value-added engineering, technical and manufacturing, and support services, including project management, designing, testing, prototyping, supply chain management, and post-market services. It offers manufacturing and engineering services for medical devices, as well as printed circuit board, wire and cable, and higher level electromechanical assemblies. The company also provides repair services. It serves original equipment manufacturers in the aerospace and defense, medical, and industrial markets through business development teams and independent manufacturers' representatives. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

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