Financial Review: Manhattan Scientifics (OTCMKTS:MHTX) & Security Devices International (OTCMKTS:SDEV)

Manhattan Scientifics (OTCMKTS:MHTX) and Security Devices International (OTCMKTS:SDEV) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Manhattan Scientifics and Security Devices International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Manhattan Scientifics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Security Devices International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

Manhattan Scientifics has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Security Devices International has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Manhattan Scientifics and Security Devices International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Manhattan Scientifics $140,000.00 49.80 -$8.33 million N/A N/A
Security Devices International $250,000.00 66.69 -$2.15 million N/A N/A

Security Devices International has higher revenue and earnings than Manhattan Scientifics.

Profitability

This table compares Manhattan Scientifics and Security Devices International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Manhattan Scientifics N/A -283.38% -94.73%
Security Devices International -3.97% N/A -218.70%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Manhattan Scientifics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.8% of Security Devices International shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.8% of Manhattan Scientifics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.9% of Security Devices International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Security Devices International beats Manhattan Scientifics on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Manhattan Scientifics

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.

About Security Devices International

Security Devices International, Inc., a less-lethal defense technology company, develops, manufactures, and sells solutions for security situations that do not require the use of lethal force. The company offers blunt impact projectile 40mm line of products, which uses pain compliance to control a target; and a line of 12 gauge less lethal projectiles and irritants. It serves military, correctional services, police agencies, and private securities for crowd control. The company operates in the United States and Canada. Security Devices International, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

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