AVX (NYSE:AVX) and ACS Motion Control (OTCMKTS:ACSEF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for AVX and ACS Motion Control, as provided by MarketBeat.
AVX currently has a consensus price target of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 14.14%. Given AVX’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe AVX is more favorable than ACS Motion Control.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares AVX and ACS Motion Control’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
AVX has higher revenue and earnings than ACS Motion Control.
This table compares AVX and ACS Motion Control’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
Volatility and Risk
AVX has a beta of 1.08, meaning that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ACS Motion Control has a beta of -0.16, meaning that its share price is 116% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
25.1% of AVX shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of AVX shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 44.4% of ACS Motion Control shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
AVX pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. ACS Motion Control does not pay a dividend. AVX pays out 57.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. AVX has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.
AVX beats ACS Motion Control on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
AVX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, supplies, and resells various electronic components, interconnect devices, sensing and control devices, and related products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Electronic Components; Interconnect, Sensing and Control Devices; and Kyocera Electronic Devices Resale. The Electronic Components segment primarily offers surface mount and leaded ceramic, film, and tantalum capacitors; RF thick and thin film components; ceramic and film power capacitors; super capacitors; EMI filters; thick and thin film packages of multiple integrated components; varistors; thermistors; inductors; resistive products; and passive and active electronic antennas. The Interconnect, Sensing and Control Devices segment manufactures and resells electronic connectors, interconnect systems, and sensing and control devices for use in various industries. The Kyocera Electronic Devices Resale segment distributes and sells ceramic capacitors, RF modules, frequency control devices, SAW devices, sensor products, actuators, acoustic devices, and connectors produced by Kyocera Corporation of Japan. The company serves various industries, such as telecommunications, information technology hardware, automotive electronics, medical devices and instrumentation, industrial instrumentation, transportation, energy harvesting, defense and aerospace electronic systems, and consumer electronics industries. It markets its products through its direct sales force and independent manufacturers' representatives to multi-national original equipment manufacturers, independent electronic component distributors, and electronic manufacturing service providers. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. AVX Corporation is a subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation.
About ACS Motion Control
ACS Motion Control Ltd. develops, manufactures and sells motion control systems for motion centric applications. The company develops and manufactures advanced multi-axis motion controllers and integrated control modules. Its products are used in packaging, printing, robotics, linear stage control, semiconductor manufacturing and testing, electronic assembly and testing, medical imaging and advanced digital printing industries. The company was founded by Ze’ev Kirshenboim and Jacob Engel on June 9, 1985 and is headquartered in Migdal Ha-Emek, Israel.