Sono-Tek (SOTK) vs. Arotech (ARTX) Head to Head Review

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Sono-Tek (OTCMKTS:SOTK) and Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Sono-Tek shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.1% of Arotech shares are held by institutional investors. 17.1% of Sono-Tek shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of Arotech shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Sono-Tek has a beta of -0.19, indicating that its stock price is 119% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arotech has a beta of 1.59, indicating that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Sono-Tek and Arotech, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sono-Tek 1.75% 2.40% 1.71%
Arotech 5.72% 7.38% 4.59%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sono-Tek and Arotech’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sono-Tek $11.01 million 3.41 $360,000.00 N/A N/A
Arotech $98.72 million 0.92 $3.83 million $0.16 21.44

Arotech has higher revenue and earnings than Sono-Tek.

Summary

Arotech beats Sono-Tek on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sono-Tek Company Profile

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.

Arotech Company Profile

Arotech Corporation provides defense and security products worldwide. The company's Training and Simulation division develops, manufactures, and markets multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force training, and operator training of military, law enforcement, security, emergency services, and other personnel. This division offers simulators, systems engineering support, and software products for training vehicle operators to the United States military, government, municipalities, and private industry; weapon simulations used to train military pilots, weapon employment information used in air launched weapons, and part-task simulators to train aircrew; specialized use-of-force training simulators and systems for police, security personnel, and the military under the MILO Range trade name; and consulting and development support services under the Realtime Technologies trade name. Its Power Systems division provides electronics engineering and design, system integration, rapid prototyping, and vertically production services for military, aerospace, and industrial customers, including hybrid power generation systems, smart power subsystems for military vehicles and dismounted applications, and aircraft and missile systems support for weapons and communications technologies. This division also develops and sells rechargeable and primary batteries, and smart chargers to the military and medical markets, and to private defense industry under the Epsilor name. In addition, it develops, manufactures, and markets primary batteries, rechargeable batteries, and battery chargers for the military; and produces water-activated lifejacket lights for commercial aviation and marine applications under the Electric Fuel name. The company was formerly known as Electric Fuel Corporation and changed its name to Arotech Corporation in September 2003. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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