Financial Review: Dais Analytic (DLYT) and Summer Infant (SUMR)

Summer Infant (NASDAQ:SUMR) and Dais Analytic (OTCMKTS:DLYT) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Summer Infant and Dais Analytic, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Summer Infant 0 0 1 0 3.00
Dais Analytic 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Summer Infant and Dais Analytic’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Summer Infant $189.87 million 0.10 -$2.24 million $0.07 14.29
Dais Analytic $380,000.00 11.76 -$3.44 million N/A N/A

Summer Infant has higher revenue and earnings than Dais Analytic.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

47.0% of Summer Infant shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of Summer Infant shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Summer Infant and Dais Analytic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Summer Infant -2.22% -0.69% -0.09%
Dais Analytic -328.98% N/A -723.75%

Volatility & Risk

Summer Infant has a beta of 0.24, suggesting that its share price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dais Analytic has a beta of -3.15, suggesting that its share price is 415% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Summer Infant beats Dais Analytic on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Summer Infant

Summer Infant, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, markets, and distributes branded juvenile health, safety, and wellness products primarily in North America. The company markets approximately 1,100 products in various product categories, such as monitoring, safety, nursery, baby gear, and feeding products under the Summer Infant, SwaddleMe, and Born Free brand names. It offers audio and video monitors; safety products, including gates, bedrails, baby proofing, potties, bath products, positioners, and infant health products; nursery products, such as wearable blankets, sleep aides and soothers, travel accessories, and swaddles; baby gear products consisting of strollers, bassinets, high chairs, and playards; and feeding products comprising bottles, drinking cups, bibs and placemats, electronics, and pacifiers. The company sells its products to large and national retailers, independent retailers, and international retail customers through a network of independent manufacturers' representatives and distributors, as well as through its partner's Websites and its Website. Summer Infant, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

About Dais Analytic

Dais Analytic Corporation, a nano-structured polymer technology materials company, develops and commercializes applications using its nano-structure polymer technology. The company offers ConsERV, a fixed plate energy recovery ventilator that addresses the building indoor fresh air requirements for various forms of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment; and NanoClear, a water clean-up process useful in the creation of potable water from contaminated water, sea, brackish, or waste water. It is also developing NanoAir, a water based refrigerant dehumidification, humidification, heating, and cooling system. In addition, Dais Analytic Corporation develops PolyCool, a cooling tower system; and NanoCap, an energy storage device, as well as licenses its nano-structure polymer technology. The company was formerly known as Dais Corporation and changed its name to Dais Analytic Corporation in December 1999. Dais Analytic Corporation was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Odessa, Florida.

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