Sono-Tek (SOTK) vs. CAE (CAE) Financial Comparison

Sono-Tek (OTCMKTS:SOTK) and CAE (NYSE:CAE) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Sono-Tek and CAE, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sono-Tek 0 0 0 0 N/A
CAE 0 4 1 0 2.20

CAE has a consensus price target of $30.50, suggesting a potential upside of 39.14%. Given CAE’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CAE is more favorable than Sono-Tek.

Volatility and Risk

Sono-Tek has a beta of -0.18, indicating that its share price is 118% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CAE has a beta of 0.94, indicating that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sono-Tek and CAE’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sono-Tek $11.01 million 3.24 $360,000.00 N/A N/A
CAE $2.21 billion 2.64 $270.72 million $0.87 25.20

CAE has higher revenue and earnings than Sono-Tek.


CAE pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Sono-Tek does not pay a dividend. CAE pays out 34.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CAE has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.


This table compares Sono-Tek and CAE’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sono-Tek 1.75% 2.40% 1.71%
CAE 10.07% 13.27% 5.24%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Sono-Tek shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.2% of CAE shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.1% of Sono-Tek shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.3% of CAE shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


CAE beats Sono-Tek on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sono-Tek Company Profile

Sono-Tek Corporation designs and manufactures ultrasonic coating systems for applying on parts and components for the microelectronics/electronics, alternative energy, medical, industrial, and research and development/other markets worldwide. The company also designs and manufactures custom-engineered ultrasonic coating systems; and provides patented nozzles and generators for manufacturers' equipment. Its products include integrated multi-axis coating systems, integrated coating systems, fluxing systems, OEM systems, and other related systems. The company markets and distributes its products through independent distributors, sales representatives, sales representative companies. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milton, New York.

CAE Company Profile

CAE Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides training solutions for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets worldwide. The company's Civil Aviation Training Solutions segment provides training solutions for flight, cabin, maintenance, and ground personnel in commercial, business, and helicopter aviation; flight simulation training devices; and ab initio pilot training and crew sourcing services. Its Defence and Security segment operates as a training systems integrator for defense forces in the air, land, and naval domains, as well as for government organizations responsible for public safety. The company's Healthcare segment designs and manufactures simulators; offers audiovisual and simulation center management solutions; and develops courseware and offers services for training of medical, nursing, and allied healthcare students, as well as medical practitioners. It trains approximately 180,000 civil and defence crewmembers, including approximately 135,000 pilots and various healthcare professionals. The company was formerly known as CAE Industries Ltd. and changed its name to CAE Inc. in June 1993. CAE Inc. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Saint-Laurent, Canada.

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