Head to Head Contrast: AMTEK (AME) versus Kimball Electronics (KE)

AMTEK (NYSE: AME) and Kimball Electronics (NASDAQ:KE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AMTEK and Kimball Electronics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AMTEK $3.99 billion 3.79 $1.04 billion $2.28 28.77
Kimball Electronics $930.91 million 0.60 $62.96 million $1.24 16.81

AMTEK has higher revenue and earnings than Kimball Electronics. Kimball Electronics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AMTEK, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for AMTEK and Kimball Electronics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AMTEK 0 1 9 0 2.90
Kimball Electronics 0 0 1 0 3.00

AMTEK currently has a consensus target price of $64.40, indicating a potential downside of 1.81%. Kimball Electronics has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential downside of 18.47%. Given AMTEK’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe AMTEK is more favorable than Kimball Electronics.

Volatility & Risk

AMTEK has a beta of 1.31, meaning that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kimball Electronics has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

AMTEK pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Kimball Electronics does not pay a dividend. AMTEK pays out 15.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares AMTEK and Kimball Electronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AMTEK 13.26% 16.28% 7.68%
Kimball Electronics 3.67% 9.24% 5.74%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.6% of AMTEK shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.9% of Kimball Electronics shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of AMTEK shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.2% of Kimball Electronics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

AMTEK beats Kimball Electronics on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

AMTEK Company Profile

AMETEK, Inc. is a manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The Company operates through two segments: Electronic Instruments (EIG) and Electromechanical (EMG). EIG designs and manufactures instruments for the process, power and industrial and aerospace markets. EIG provides process and analytical instruments for the oil, gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and automation markets. It makes monitoring and metering devices, industrial battery chargers and uninterruptible power supplies, programmable power equipment, electrical test equipment and gas turbine sensors. EMG is a differentiated supplier of precision motion control solutions, thermal management systems, specialty metals and electrical interconnects. Its end markets include medical, automation, petrochemical and other industrial markets. It operates a network of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities.

Kimball Electronics Company Profile

Kimball Electronics, Inc. (Kimball Electronics) is an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company. The Company is engaged in producing electronics for the automotive, medical, industrial and public safety markets. It provides design, engineering, manufacturing, packaging and distribution of electronic assemblies and circuit boards on a contract basis to a range of industries. The Company offers various engineering, manufacturing and supply chain services, such as design services; production and testing of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAS); industrialization and automation of manufacturing processes; product design and process validation and qualification; reliability testing, which include testing of products under a series of environmental conditions; assembly, production and packaging of other related non-electronic products, and product life cycle management. It is engaged in producing safety critical electronic assemblies for the automotive market.

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