Reviewing Optex Systems Hldg InCorp (OPXS) & Camtek (CAMT)

Optex Systems Hldg InCorp (OTCMKTS:OPXS) and Camtek (NASDAQ:CAMT) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.5% of Camtek shares are owned by institutional investors. 70.1% of Optex Systems Hldg InCorp shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 79.4% of Camtek shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Optex Systems Hldg InCorp has a beta of 2.28, indicating that its share price is 128% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Camtek has a beta of 1.31, indicating that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Optex Systems Hldg InCorp and Camtek, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Optex Systems Hldg InCorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Camtek 0 0 3 0 3.00

Camtek has a consensus price target of $9.50, suggesting a potential upside of 18.75%. Given Camtek’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Camtek is more favorable than Optex Systems Hldg InCorp.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Optex Systems Hldg InCorp and Camtek’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Optex Systems Hldg InCorp $18.54 million 0.71 -$300,000.00 N/A N/A
Camtek $93.49 million 3.10 $13.96 million $0.26 30.77

Camtek has higher revenue and earnings than Optex Systems Hldg InCorp.

Profitability

This table compares Optex Systems Hldg InCorp and Camtek’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Optex Systems Hldg InCorp 16.20% 17.47% 9.23%
Camtek 13.65% 18.87% 13.98%

Dividends

Optex Systems Hldg InCorp pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Camtek pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Camtek pays out 107.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

Camtek beats Optex Systems Hldg InCorp on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Optex Systems Hldg InCorp

Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. manufactures and sells optical sighting systems and assemblies primarily for the U.S. Department of Defense, foreign military applications, and commercial markets in the United States. It offers electronic sighting systems; mechanical sighting systems; laser and non-laser protected plastic and glass periscopes; howitzer sighting systems; thermal day/night periscopes; ship binoculars; replacement optics; and optical assemblies and laser filters. The company also provides various periscope configurations, rifle and surveillance sights, and night vision optical assemblies; and precision optical assemblies utilizing thin film coating capabilities for optical systems and components primarily used for military purposes. Its products are installed on various types of U.S. military land vehicles, such as the Abrams, Bradley, and Stryker families of fighting vehicles, as well as light armored and armored security vehicles. Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. offers its products directly to the federal government, prime contractors, and foreign governments. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas. Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Sileas Corporation.

About Camtek

Camtek Ltd. provides inspection and metrology solutions for the semiconductor industry in the Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe. The company provides solutions based on its advanced image processing, motion control, material handling, and optics related technologies. It designs, develops, manufactures, and markets automatic optical inspection (AOI) systems that optically inspect and measure various types of semiconductors wafers. Its AOI products include Eagle i, a system that delivers 2D inspection and metrology capabilities; Eagle AP and EagleT-AP, which use software and hardware technologies to address the advanced packaging market; and EagleT-i, an advanced inspection tool that offers optical resolution. Camtek Ltd. also provides automatic defect classification software solution, which provides automatic defect classification of color images. The company serves semiconductor manufacturers comprising outsourced semiconductor assembly and testing companies, integrated device manufacturers, and wafer level packaging subcontractors. Camtek Ltd. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Migdal Ha'emek, Israel.

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