Contrasting Taronis Technologies (TRNX) & ASML (ASML)

Taronis Technologies (NASDAQ:TRNX) and ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.3% of Taronis Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.3% of ASML shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Taronis Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Taronis Technologies and ASML, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Taronis Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00
ASML 1 5 8 0 2.50

ASML has a consensus price target of $207.50, indicating a potential upside of 0.77%. Given ASML’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ASML is more favorable than Taronis Technologies.

Volatility and Risk

Taronis Technologies has a beta of -0.7, meaning that its share price is 170% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ASML has a beta of 1.14, meaning that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Taronis Technologies and ASML’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Taronis Technologies -182.04% -98.33% -74.81%
ASML 23.66% 22.70% 13.09%


ASML pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Taronis Technologies does not pay a dividend. ASML pays out 20.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ASML has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Taronis Technologies and ASML’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Taronis Technologies $9.71 million 1.61 -$11.02 million N/A N/A
ASML $12.92 billion 6.71 $3.06 billion $7.18 28.68

ASML has higher revenue and earnings than Taronis Technologies.


ASML beats Taronis Technologies on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ASML

ASML Holding N.V. develops, produces, markets, sells, and services advanced semiconductor equipment systems consisting of lithography related systems primarily in the Netherlands, the United States, and Asia. It sells Holistic Lithography solutions, which integrate its three categories of products, including DUV lithography, EUV lithography, and Applications. The company offers TWINSCAN N)XT (DUV) systems for imaging wafers, which consists of systems that operate at a specific wavelength of the light source, such as i-line, krypton fluoride, and argon fluoride. It also provides TWINSCAN NXE (EUV) lithography systems, which are equipped with new EUV light source technology and a new optical technology that uses reflective mirrors rather than the traditional lenses; and scanner products with a applications portfolio of software and metrology and inspection products. The company was formerly known as ASM Lithography Holding N.V. and changed its name to ASML Holding N.V. in 2001. ASML Holding N.V. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

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