Analyzing Veeco Instruments (VECO) & Greystone Logistics (GLGI)

Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) and Greystone Logistics (OTCMKTS:GLGI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Veeco Instruments and Greystone Logistics’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Veeco Instruments $484.76 million 0.80 -$44.79 million ($0.02) -403.50
Greystone Logistics $48.61 million 0.37 $1.62 million N/A N/A

Greystone Logistics has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Veeco Instruments.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Veeco Instruments and Greystone Logistics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Veeco Instruments 0 1 1 0 2.50
Greystone Logistics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Veeco Instruments presently has a consensus target price of $38.00, indicating a potential upside of 370.88%. Given Veeco Instruments’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Veeco Instruments is more favorable than Greystone Logistics.

Volatility & Risk

Veeco Instruments has a beta of 0.63, meaning that its share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Greystone Logistics has a beta of 0.55, meaning that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Veeco Instruments and Greystone Logistics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Veeco Instruments -45.70% 1.93% 1.12%
Greystone Logistics 3.62% 98.98% 6.35%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.5% of Veeco Instruments shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Veeco Instruments shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Veeco Instruments beats Greystone Logistics on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Veeco Instruments

Veeco Instruments Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports semiconductor process equipment worldwide. It offers metal organic chemical vapor deposition systems; packaging lithography equipment; precision surface processing systems; laser annealing systems; ion beam etch and deposition systems; molecular beam epitaxy systems; 3D wafer inspection systems; and atomic layer deposition and other deposition systems. The company sells its products to light emitting diode, micro-electro mechanical system, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test, HDD, and semiconductor manufacturers, as well as research centers and universities. Veeco Instruments Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Plainview, New York.

About Greystone Logistics

Greystone Logistics, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets plastic pallets and pelletized recycled plastic resin. It offers rackable, can, nestable, display, monoblock, half-barrel and slim keg stackable, drum, and mid duty pallets. The company also offers tolling services. It sells its pallets directly, as well as through a network of independent contractor distributors. The company was formerly known as PalWeb Corporation and changed its name to Greystone Logistics, Inc. in March 2005. Greystone Logistics, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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