Financial Survey: Cascade Microtech (CSCD) and Mettler-Toledo International (MTD)

Cascade Microtech (NASDAQ: CSCD) and Mettler-Toledo International (NYSE:MTD) are both industrials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Cascade Microtech and Mettler-Toledo International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cascade Microtech 5.72% 7.19% 5.97%
Mettler-Toledo International 16.60% 95.28% 19.80%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Cascade Microtech and Mettler-Toledo International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cascade Microtech 1 0 4 0 2.60
Mettler-Toledo International 0 3 3 0 2.50

Cascade Microtech currently has a consensus price target of $13.31, suggesting a potential downside of 39.21%. Mettler-Toledo International has a consensus price target of $541.25, suggesting a potential downside of 5.81%. Given Mettler-Toledo International’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mettler-Toledo International is more favorable than Cascade Microtech.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.2% of Mettler-Toledo International shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.2% of Mettler-Toledo International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cascade Microtech and Mettler-Toledo International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cascade Microtech N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mettler-Toledo International $2.61 billion 5.65 $631.03 million $16.26 35.34

Mettler-Toledo International has higher revenue and earnings than Cascade Microtech.

Summary

Mettler-Toledo International beats Cascade Microtech on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cascade Microtech

Cascade Microtech, Inc. is a designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of wafer probing, thermal and reliability solutions for the electrical measurement and testing of semiconductor devices. The Company operates in two business segments: Systems and Probes. The Systems business segment is engaged in the sale of probe stations, thermal subsystems and reliability test systems. The Probes segment is engaged in the sale of analytical probes and production probe cards. The Company designs, manufactures and sells multiple product lines, including probe stations, thermal subsystems, reliability test systems, analytical probes, production probe cards, and various services and accessories. Probing systems are used in the development of semiconductor processes and designs. The 1164 Reliability Test System is a modular and scalable test platform that can be used in a range of reliability test applications.

About Mettler-Toledo International

Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is a supplier of precision instruments and services. The Company operates through five segments: U.S. Operations, Swiss Operations, Western European Operations, Chinese Operations and Other. The Company manufactures weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, packaging, logistics and food retailing applications. The Company is also a provider of analytical instruments for use in life science, reaction engineering and real-time analytic systems used in drug and chemical compound development, and process analytics instruments used for in-line measurement in production processes. In addition, the Company is also a supplier of end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging for food, pharmaceutical and other industries. The Company serves food and beverage producers; food retailers; chemical, specialty chemicals and cosmetics companies, and the transportation and logistics industry, among others.

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