Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) and CCUR (OTCMKTS:CCUR) 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 institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Super Micro Computer and CCUR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Super Micro Computer||$3.34 billion||0.35||$84.31 million||$2.46||9.04|
|CCUR||$5.87 million||4.51||$12.23 million||N/A||N/A|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
75.8% of Super Micro Computer shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.7% of Super Micro Computer shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of CCUR shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Super Micro Computer has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CCUR has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Super Micro Computer and CCUR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Super Micro Computer||2.52%||12.59%||6.95%|
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Super Micro Computer and CCUR, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Super Micro Computer||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Super Micro Computer beats CCUR on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Super Micro Computer
Super Micro Computer, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and manufactures high-performance server and storage solutions based on modular and open architecture. Its solutions range from complete server, storage, modular blade servers, blades, workstations, full racks, networking devices, server management software, and server sub-systems, as well as support and services. The company also provides a range of application-optimized server solutions, including rackmount and blade servers, storage systems, and subsystems and accessories; and server software management solutions, such as Server Management Suite, including Supermicro Server Manager, Supermicro Power Management software, Supermicro Update Manager, and SuperDoctor 5. In addition, it offers server subsystems and accessories comprising server boards, chassis, power supplies, and other accessories. Further, the company provides server and storage system integration, configuration, and software upgrade and update services; and technical documentation services, as well as identifies service requirements, creates and executes project plans, and conducts verification testing and training services. Additionally, it offers help desk and on-site product support services for its server and storage systems; and customer support services, including ongoing maintenance and technical support for its products. The company provides its products to enterprise data centers, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and 5G and edge computing markets. It sells its products through direct sales force, distributors, value-added resellers, system integrators, and original equipment manufacturers. The company has operations primarily in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. Super Micro Computer, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
CCUR Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the merchant cash advance (MCA) and real estate businesses. The company provides advances on future merchant receivables, as well as sources syndication capital and merchant leads for MCA funders; and reporting and other administrative services. It also offers commercial mortgages loans to local, regional, and national builders, developers, and commercial landowners; and acquires, owns, and manages a portfolio of real estate properties for development. The company was formerly known as Concurrent Computer Corporation and changed its name to CCUR Holdings, Inc. in January 2018. CCUR Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.
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