Reviewing Smart Global (SGH) & Everspin Technologies (MRAM)

Smart Global (NASDAQ: SGH) and Everspin Technologies (NASDAQ:MRAM) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Smart Global and Everspin Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Smart Global $132.88 million 5.85 -$7.79 million $0.55 65.04
Everspin Technologies $27.09 million 3.55 -$16.70 million ($1.82) -4.14

Smart Global has higher revenue and earnings than Everspin Technologies. Everspin Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Smart Global, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Smart Global and Everspin Technologies, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Smart Global 0 0 6 1 3.14
Everspin Technologies 0 0 2 1 3.33

Smart Global presently has a consensus price target of $39.93, suggesting a potential upside of 11.63%. Everspin Technologies has a consensus price target of $16.67, suggesting a potential upside of 121.34%. Given Everspin Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Everspin Technologies is more favorable than Smart Global.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.8% of Smart Global shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.3% of Everspin Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.9% of Smart Global shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 32.8% of Everspin Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Smart Global and Everspin Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Smart Global N/A N/A N/A
Everspin Technologies -66.90% -108.26% -57.97%


Smart Global beats Everspin Technologies on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Smart Global Company Profile

Smart Global Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company through its subsidiaries provides specialty memory solutions. The Company manufactures memory for desktops, notebooks, servers and mobile memory for smartphones. The Company also serves original equipment manufacturer (OEM), customers to develop memory solutions. The Company also provides customized, integrated supply chain services to certain OEM customers to assist them in the management and execution of their procurement processes. The Company offers its products and services under a range of categories including dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) components, DRAM modules, flash components, mobile memory and supply chain services. The Company offers a range of DRAM modules including DIMMs, nonvolatile DIMMs, load reducing DIMMs, registered DIMMs, unbuffered DIMMs, small outline DIMMs, and mini-DIMMs.

Everspin Technologies Company Profile

Everspin Technologies, Inc. is a United States-based provider of magnetoresistive random-access memory (MRAM) solutions. The Company is engaged in designing, manufacturing and shipping discrete and embedded MRAM and spin-torque MRAM (ST-MRAM) into markets and applications. The Company’s products include 8-bit/16-bit Parallel Interface MRAM, Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), Quad SPI and Double Data Rate (DDR) 3 dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) Compatible MRAM – Spin Torque Technology. The Company’s MR10Q010 Quad SPI MRAM is a memory solution for applications that store and retrieve data and programs. Its DDR3 DRAM Compatible MRAM – Spin Torque Technology is designed to comply with all DDR3 DRAM features, such as on-device termination (ODT) and internal ZQ calibration. Its family of both parallel asynchronous input/output (I/O) and serial peripheral interface (SPI) products in densities ranging from 256 kilobyte (Kb) to 16 megabyte (Mb) is available in die form.

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