Maxwell Technologies Inc. (MXWL) and Advanced Energy Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) Comparison side by side

Both Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL) and Advanced Energy Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:AEIS) are each other’s competitor in the Diversified Electronics industry. Thus the compare of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Maxwell Technologies Inc. 122.37M 1.77 38.98M -0.07 0.00
Advanced Energy Industries Inc. 718.89M 2.70 147.06M 4.44 9.40

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share, top-line revenue and valuation of Maxwell Technologies Inc. and Advanced Energy Industries Inc.

Profitability

Table 2 provides the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Maxwell Technologies Inc. -31.85% -38.4% -19.9%
Advanced Energy Industries Inc. 20.46% 17.1% 12.2%

Volatility and Risk

Maxwell Technologies Inc.’s current beta is 0.44 and it happens to be 56.00% less volatile than S&P 500. Advanced Energy Industries Inc.’s 18.00% more volatile than S&P 500 volatility due to the company’s 1.18 beta.

Liquidity

The Current Ratio of Maxwell Technologies Inc. is 3.2 while its Quick Ratio stands at 1.9. The Current Ratio of rival Advanced Energy Industries Inc. is 4.7 and its Quick Ratio is has 3.8. Advanced Energy Industries Inc. is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than Maxwell Technologies Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The following table delivered below contains the ratings and recommendations for Maxwell Technologies Inc. and Advanced Energy Industries Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Maxwell Technologies Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Advanced Energy Industries Inc. 0 1 0 2.00

Advanced Energy Industries Inc. on the other hand boasts of a $50 average target price and a -0.91% potential downside.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Maxwell Technologies Inc. and Advanced Energy Industries Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 65.7% and 99.5%. Maxwell Technologies Inc.’s share held by insiders are 4.5%. Competitively, insiders own roughly 0.1% of Advanced Energy Industries Inc.’s shares.

Performance

In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Maxwell Technologies Inc. -18.33% -33.44% -38.99% -62.66% -61.68% -64.41%
Advanced Energy Industries Inc. -11.33% -7.9% -25.05% -32.53% -42% -38.19%

For the past year Maxwell Technologies Inc.’s stock price has bigger decline than Advanced Energy Industries Inc.

Summary

On 12 of the 12 factors Advanced Energy Industries Inc. beats Maxwell Technologies Inc.

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets energy storage and power delivery products worldwide. The company offers ultra-capacitor cells, and multi-cell packs and modules, which provide energy storage and power delivery solutions for applications in various industries, including bus, rail, and truck in transportation; grid energy storage; and renewable wind energy solutions. It also provides lithium-ion capacitors, which are energy storage devices designed to address various applications in the rail, grid, and industrial markets where energy density and weight are differentiating factors. In addition, the company offers CONDIS high-voltage capacitors, such as grading and coupling capacitors, and electric voltage transformers that are used to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution, and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. It markets and sells its products through direct and indirect sales channels to integrators and original equipment manufacturers for use in a range of end products. The company was formerly known as Maxwell Laboratories, Inc. and changed its name to Maxwell Technologies, Inc. in 1996. Maxwell Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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