Contrasting Microwave Filter (MFCO) and FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR (FANUY)

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Microwave Filter (OTCMKTS:MFCO) and FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR (OTCMKTS:FANUY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Microwave Filter has a beta of 0.59, indicating that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Microwave Filter and FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Microwave Filter -6.06% -16.37% -10.87%
FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR 25.07% 12.91% 11.08%

Dividends

FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Microwave Filter does not pay a dividend. FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR pays out 22.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Microwave Filter and FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Microwave Filter 0 0 0 0 N/A
FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Microwave Filter and FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Microwave Filter $3.04 million 0.38 -$260,000.00 N/A N/A
FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR $6.56 billion 5.20 $1.64 billion $0.85 20.71

FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Microwave Filter.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.7% of FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.9% of Microwave Filter shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR beats Microwave Filter on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Microwave Filter

Microwave Filter Company, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic filters for radio and microwave frequencies primarily in the United States. It manufactures RF filters and related components for eliminating interference and facilitating signal processing for cable television, broadcast, commercial and military communications, avionics, radar, navigation, and defense markets. The company also designs waveguide, stripline/microstrip, transmission line, miniature/subminiature, and lumped constant filters. Its configurations include bandpass, highpass, lowpass, bandstop, multiplexers, tunable notch, tunable bandpass, high power filters, amplitude equalized, delay equalized, and filter networks. In addition, the company, through its subsidiary, Niagara Scientific, Inc., custom designs case packing machines to automatically pack products into shipping cases for food processors and other commodity products; and sells spare parts. Microwave Filter Company, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is based in East Syracuse, New York.

About FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR

Fanuc Corporation provides factory automation products primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It offers CNC series products, servo motors, lasers, robots, compact machining centers, electric injection molding machines, wire-cut electric discharge machines, and ultra-precision machines. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Oshino, Japan.

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