Head-To-Head Analysis: QuickLogic (NASDAQ:QUIK) and SuperCom (NASDAQ:SPCB)

QuickLogic (NASDAQ:QUIK) and SuperCom (NASDAQ:SPCB) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

QuickLogic has a beta of 1.85, meaning that its stock price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SuperCom has a beta of -0.02, meaning that its stock price is 102% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

24.5% of QuickLogic shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.7% of SuperCom shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of QuickLogic shares are owned by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares QuickLogic and SuperCom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QuickLogic -163.18% -92.44% -39.94%
SuperCom N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for QuickLogic and SuperCom, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QuickLogic 0 2 2 0 2.50
SuperCom 0 1 0 0 2.00

QuickLogic currently has a consensus target price of $8.67, indicating a potential upside of 183.22%. SuperCom has a consensus target price of $2.50, indicating a potential upside of 45.35%. Given QuickLogic’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe QuickLogic is more favorable than SuperCom.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares QuickLogic and SuperCom’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QuickLogic $10.31 million 2.49 -$15.44 million ($2.02) -1.51
SuperCom $21.88 million 1.20 -$15.74 million N/A N/A

QuickLogic has higher earnings, but lower revenue than SuperCom.

Summary

QuickLogic beats SuperCom on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

QuickLogic Company Profile

QuickLogic Corporation, a semiconductor company, develops semiconductor platforms and intellectual property solutions for smartphones, wearable and hearable devices, tablets, and the Internet-of-Things. It also provides flexible sensor processing solutions, ultra-low power display bridges, ultra-low field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and programming hardware and design software solutions. The company's products include pASIC 3, QuickRAM, and QuickPCI. It delivers its solutions through ultra-low power customer programmable System on Chip (SoC) semiconductor solutions, embedded software, and algorithm solutions for always-on voice and sensor processing, and enhanced visual experiences. The company develops its solutions by incorporating various silicon platforms, such as EOS S3, EOS3 LV, EOS S3AI, ArcticLink III S2, ArcticLink III VX and BX, PolarPro 3, PolarPro II, PolarPro, and Eclipse II solution platforms, as well as packaging, IPs, custom logic, software drivers, SensiML analytics, and architecture consulting. In addition, it licenses FPGA technology for use in other semiconductor companies SoCs. The company markets and sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers through a network of sales managers and distributors in North America, Europe, and Asia. QuickLogic Corporation has a collaboration with Airoha. QuickLogic Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

SuperCom Company Profile

SuperCom Ltd. provides digital identity, Internet of Things and connectivity, and cyber security products and solutions to governments, and private and public organizations worldwide. The company offers MAGNA, a common platform for ID registries, e-passports, biometric visas, automated fingerprint identification systems, digitized driver's licenses, and electronic voter registration and election management. Its PureRF suite is a solution based on radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag technology to identify, locate, track, monitor, count, and protect people and objects. The company's PureRF suite comprises PureRF tags, hands-free long-range RFID asset and Vehicle tags, PureRF readers, PureRF activators, and PureRF initializers. It also provides house arrest monitoring systems, PureTag RF bracelets, PureCom RF base stations, GPS offender tracking systems, PureTrack smartphone device, PureBeacon, PureMonitor offender electronic monitoring software, inmate monitoring systems, DoorGuard tracking station, and personnel tags. In addition, the company offers domestic violence victim protection systems; SuperPay, a mobile payment hybrid suite; and PowaPOS, an integrated design incorporating retail peripherals. Further, it provides Safend's Encryption Suite that protects the organization's sensitive data; and designs solutions for carrier wi-fi, enterprise connectivity, smart city, smart hospitality, connected campuses, and connected events. The company serves healthcare and homecare, security and safety, community public safety, law enforcement, electronic monitoring, livestock monitoring, and building and access automation industries. SuperCom Ltd. sells its systems and products through local representatives, subsidiaries, and distribution channels, as well as independent representatives and resellers. The company was formerly known as Vuance Ltd. and changed its name to SuperCom Ltd. in January 2013. SuperCom Ltd. was founded in 1988 and is based in Herzliya, Israel.

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