Wave Sync (OTCMKTS:WAYS) and FutureFuel (NYSE:FF) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.
FutureFuel pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Wave Sync does not pay a dividend.
Volatility and Risk
Wave Sync has a beta of -0.07, indicating that its stock price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FutureFuel has a beta of 1.75, indicating that its stock price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Wave Sync and FutureFuel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Wave Sync and FutureFuel, as reported by MarketBeat.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
47.2% of FutureFuel shares are held by institutional investors. 42.5% of Wave Sync shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 41.5% of FutureFuel shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Wave Sync and FutureFuel’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
FutureFuel has higher revenue and earnings than Wave Sync.
FutureFuel beats Wave Sync on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Wave Sync Company Profile
Wave Sync Corp., a development stage company, engages in the design, development, and proliferation of next generation debit and credit cards for financial institutions in the United States. The company offers its products by employing secured encryption transmitted through audio wave technology. It also supplies and sells electronic inlays embedded with audio chips and other modules to card manufacturers. The company is based in Randolph, New Jersey.
FutureFuel Company Profile
FutureFuel Corp., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells diversified chemical products, bio-based products, and bio-based specialty chemical products in the United States. It operates in two segments, Chemicals and Biofuels. The Chemicals segment manufactures and sells custom chemicals, including agrochemicals and intermediates, detergent additives, biocides intermediates, specialty polymers, dyes, stabilizers, and chemicals intermediates; and chemicals used in consumer products consisting of cosmetics and personal care products, specialty polymers, and specialty products used in the fuels industry. This segment also offers performance chemicals, such as polymer modifiers that enhance stain resistance and dye-ability to nylon and polyester fibers; various small-volume specialty chemicals and solvents for a range of applications; and a family of acetal based solvents, including diethoxymethane, dimethoxymethane, dibutoxymethane, glycerol formal, and phenol sulfonic acid. Its chemical products are used in various markets and end uses comprising detergent, agrochemical, automotive, oil and gas, coatings, nutrition, and polymer additives. The Biofuels segment produces and sells biodiesel. It also sells petrodiesel in blends; and engages in buying, selling, and shipping of refined petroleum products on common carrier pipelines. This segment markets its biodiesel products directly to customers through railcars, tank trucks, and barges in the United States. The company was formerly known as Viceroy Acquisition Corporation and changed its name to FutureFuel Corp. in October 2006. FutureFuel Corp. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.