Manhattan Scientifics (OTCMKTS:MHTX) and FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ:FCEL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.
Risk and Volatility
Manhattan Scientifics has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FuelCell Energy has a beta of 1.73, suggesting that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.2% of Manhattan Scientifics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.8% of FuelCell Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.8% of Manhattan Scientifics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of FuelCell Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Manhattan Scientifics and FuelCell Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.
FuelCell Energy has a consensus price target of $2.67, suggesting a potential upside of 351.98%. Given FuelCell Energy’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe FuelCell Energy is more favorable than Manhattan Scientifics.
This table compares Manhattan Scientifics and FuelCell Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Manhattan Scientifics and FuelCell Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Manhattan Scientifics has higher earnings, but lower revenue than FuelCell Energy.
FuelCell Energy beats Manhattan Scientifics on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Manhattan Scientifics Company Profile
Manhattan Scientifics, Inc., a technology incubator company, focuses on the technology transfer and commercialization of transformative technologies in the areas of nanotechnology applications in medicine in the United States. It develops cancer detection technology and nanostructured metal technologies. The company was formerly known as Grand Enterprises, Inc. Manhattan Scientifics, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is based in New York, New York.
FuelCell Energy Company Profile
FuelCell Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sells, installs, operates, and services stationary fuel cell power plants for distributed power generation. The company offers SureSource power plants, a tri-generation distributed hydrogen configuration that generates electricity, heat, and hydrogen for commercial, industrial, government, and utility customers; and fuel cell carbon capture solution for coal or gas-fired power plants. It also develops solid oxide fuel cells for adjacent sub-megawatt applications to the markets for megawatt-class SureSource power plants, as well as energy storage applications. The company serves various markets, such as utilities and independent power producers, industrial and process applications, education and health care, data centers and communication, wastewater treatment, government, and commercial and hospitality. It primarily operates in the United States, South Korea, England, Germany, Canada, and Spain. FuelCell Energy, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut.