Financial Investigation: Morgan Advanced Materials (OTCMKTS: MCRUF) and Seiko Epson (OTCMKTS: SEKEY)

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Morgan Advanced Materials (OTCMKTS: MCRUFGet a rating) and Seiko Epson (OTCMKTS: SEKEYGet a rating) are both commodity companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Volatility and risk

Morgan Advanced Materials has a beta of 0.45, suggesting its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. By comparison, Seiko Epson has a beta of 1.04, suggesting its stock price is 4 % more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Morgan Advanced Materials and Seiko Epson, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Morgan Advanced Materials 0 0 2 0 3.00
Seiko Epson 0 0 0 0 N / A

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Morgan Advanced Materials and Seiko Epson.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Morgan Advanced Materials N / A N / A N / A
Seiko Epson 8.85% 15.97% 8.17%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Seiko Epson shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Morgan Advanced Materials and Seiko Epson.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Morgan Advanced Materials $1.31 billion 0.76 $101.48 million N / A N / A
Seiko Epson $10.06 billion 0.54 $754.66 million $1.23 6.41

Seiko Epson has higher revenue and profit than Morgan Advanced Materials.

Summary

Seiko Epson beats Morgan Advanced Materials on 7 out of 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Morgan Advanced Materials

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Morgan Advanced Materials plc operates as a materials science and applications engineering company primarily in the UK. It offers high temperature insulating fibers, microporous products, refractory bricks and insulating refractory bricks, monolithics, heat shields and fired refractory shaped products; crucibles, foundry and ferrous products, furnace ranges for furnace industries; and seals and bearings, such as face seals, split and segment seals, plain bearings, shafts, rotary vane pump components and slide valve components. The company also provides carbon brushes and commutators, brush holders, power slip rings, terminal blocks, diagnostic equipment, carbon current collection strips, shaft grounding rings and linear transfer systems. In addition, it offers components, ceramic cores, ceramic-to-metal brazed/metallized assemblies, mass spectrometry components, wax injection products, injection molded ceramics, extrusion, laser, of machinable glass ceramics, semiconductors and zirconia, as well as tubes, laboratory porcelain products and firing supports under the Haldenwanger name. The company serves customers in the industrial, transportation, petrochemical and chemical, energy, semiconductor and electronics, health, security and defense markets. It also operates in the United States, China, Germany, France, other Asian countries, Australasia, Middle East and Africa, other European countries, other American countries North and South America. The company was formerly known as The Morgan Crucible Company plc and changed its name to Morgan Advanced Materials plc in March 2013. Morgan Advanced Materials plc was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in Windsor, UK.

About Seiko Epson

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Seiko Epson Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, sells and provides services for products in the areas of printing solutions, visual communications, manufacturing and portable devices, and other businesses. It operates through three segments: Printing Solutions, Visual Communications, and Manufacturing-related and Wearable segments. The Printing Solutions segment offers home and office inkjet printers, serial impact dot matrix printers, page printers, color image scanners, office papermaking systems dry media, commercial and industrial inkjet printers, inkjet printheads, printers for use in point-of-sale systems, label printers, consumable printers and others. The Visual Communications segment provides 3LCD projectors for business, education, home and events; smart glasses; and others. The Manufacture-Related and Wearable Products segment offers wristwatches, watch movements and others; factory automation products, industrial robots, compact injection molding machines and other production systems; and crystal units, crystal oscillators, quartz sensors and others for consumer, automotive and industrial equipment applications. This segment also provides LSI CMOS and other chips primarily for consumer electronics and automotive applications; and metal powders used as raw materials in the production of electronic components, etc., as well as value-added surface finishing in a range of industrial fields. The company also sells PCs, etc. It is present in Japan, the Philippines, the United States, Indonesia, China and abroad. The company was incorporated in 1942 and is based in Suwa, Japan.



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