Critical Contrast: Sparton (SPA) & SigmaTron International (NASDAQ:SGMA)

Sparton (NYSE:SPA) and SigmaTron International (NASDAQ:SGMA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Volatility and Risk

Sparton has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SigmaTron International has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.8% of Sparton shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.2% of SigmaTron International shares are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of Sparton shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.2% of SigmaTron International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Sparton and SigmaTron International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Sparton0000N/A
SigmaTron International0000N/A

Profitability

This table compares Sparton and SigmaTron International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Sparton-2.22%16.07%5.15%
SigmaTron International-1.99%....
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