Head to Head Survey: Keysight Technologies (KEYS) vs. Clearsign Combustion (CLIR)

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) and Clearsign Combustion (NASDAQ:CLIR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Keysight Technologies has a beta of 1.06, indicating that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clearsign Combustion has a beta of -0.25, indicating that its stock price is 125% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.4% of Keysight Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 12.2% of Clearsign Combustion shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Keysight Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.7% of Clearsign Combustion shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Keysight Technologies and Clearsign Combustion’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Keysight Technologies $3.19 billion 3.32 $102.00 million $2.23 25.34
Clearsign Combustion $540,000.00 68.55 -$9.68 million N/A N/A

Keysight Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Clearsign Combustion.

Profitability

This table compares Keysight Technologies and Clearsign Combustion’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Keysight Technologies 6.50% 20.58% 8.61%
Clearsign Combustion N/A -132.78% -106.28%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Keysight Technologies and Clearsign Combustion, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Keysight Technologies 0 0 9 0 3.00
Clearsign Combustion 0 0 0 0 N/A

Keysight Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $71.50, suggesting a potential upside of 26.53%. Given Keysight Technologies’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Keysight Technologies is more favorable than Clearsign Combustion.

Summary

Keysight Technologies beats Clearsign Combustion on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. provides electronic design and test solutions to communications and electronics industries internationally. Its Communications Solutions Group segment provides radio frequency and microwave test instruments and related software, and electronic design automation (EDA) software tools; oscilloscopes, logic and serial protocol analyzers, logic-signal sources, arbitrary waveform generators, and bit error rate testers; optical modulation analyzers, component analyzers, power meters, and laser source products, as well as optical amplifier, filter, and other passive component solutions; and related software solutions. The company's Electronic Industrial Solutions Group segment offers design and design verification tools; and general purpose test and measurement products, such as digital multi-meters, function generators, waveform synthesizers, counters, data acquisition products, audio analyzers, LCR Meters, thermal imaging solutions, low-cost USB modular units, precision source measurement units, ultra-high precision device current analyzers, test executive software platforms, and a range of power supplies. This segment also offers comprehensive manufacturing systems, such as printed-circuit-board-assembly testers and IC parametric testers; and material analysis products that include atomic-force and scanning-electron microscopy products. Its Services Solutions Group segment provides repair, calibration, and consulting services; and remarkets used Keysight equipment, as well as asset tracking, servicing, and utilization requirements throughout the product life cycle. The company also offers start-up assistance, instrument productivity, and application services, as well as customization, consulting, and optimization services. Keysight Technologies, Inc. sells its products through direct sales force, distributors, resellers, and manufacturer's representatives. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.

About Clearsign Combustion

ClearSign Combustion Corporation designs and develops technologies to enhance emission and operational performance, energy efficiency, and overall cost-effectiveness of combustion systems in the United States. Its Duplex, Duplex Plug & Play, and Electrodynamic Combustion Control platform technologies enhance the performance of combustion systems in a range of markets, including energy, commercial/industrial boiler, chemical, petrochemical, and power industries. ClearSign Combustion Corporation was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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