Neonode (NEON) & CyberOptics Corporation (CYBE) Head to Head Contrast

Neonode (NASDAQ: NEON) and CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ:CYBE) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Neonode has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its share price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CyberOptics Corporation has a beta of -0.31, suggesting that its share price is 131% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Neonode and CyberOptics Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Neonode $9.17 million 7.73 -$3.21 million ($0.10) -12.10
CyberOptics Corporation $56.82 million 1.96 $5.03 million $1.13 14.16

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Neonode and CyberOptics Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Neonode 0 1 1 0 2.50
CyberOptics Corporation 0 0 3 0 3.00

Neonode currently has a consensus price target of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 147.93%. CyberOptics Corporation has a consensus price target of $31.67, suggesting a potential upside of 97.92%. Given Neonode’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Neonode is more favorable than CyberOptics Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Neonode and CyberOptics Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Neonode -48.19% -123.74% -44.58%
CyberOptics Corporation 14.32% 5.94% 4.85%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

14.7% of Neonode shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of CyberOptics Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 14.9% of Neonode shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of CyberOptics Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

CyberOptics Corporation beats Neonode on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Neonode

Neonode Inc., formerly SBE, Inc., develops and licenses user interfaces and optical infrared touch solutions. The Company’s technology offers multiple features, including the ability to sense an object’s size, depth, velocity, pressure and proximity to any type of surface. It operates through the touch technology licensing business segment. It licenses its multi-touch technology to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) who incorporate it into devices that they produce and sell. In addition, it develops prototype products and is engaged in product engineering design discussions with various global OEMs and ODMs. The Company offers its family of touch solutions under the brands MultiSensing and zForce. Its solution provides sense enablement through touch and proximity sensing. Its technology has application in various fields, such as laptop computers, all-in-one computers, standalone monitors, printer products and global positioning systems.

About CyberOptics Corporation

Cyberoptics Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of sensing technology solutions. The Company’s products and services are used in the surface mount technology (SMT), semiconductor and three dimensional (3D) scanning solutions and services markets. Its products are sold into the electronics assembly, dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and flash memory, and semiconductor fabrication capital equipment markets. The Company develops, manufactures and sells non-contact sensors and systems for process control and inspection, and general purpose metrology. The Company’s product offerings are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end user customers in the SMT circuit board assembly, semiconductor and general-purpose metrology markets. Its OEMs incorporate the Company’s sensor offerings into capital equipment serving these industries. The Company also sells standalone inspection systems that are sold directly to circuit board assembly companies.

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