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Review of IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) and On Track Innovations (OTCMKTS:OTIVF)

IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP – Get Rating) and On Track Innovations (OTCMKTS:OTIVF – Get Rating) are both IT and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on valuation strength, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, and dividends.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for IPG Photonics and On Track Innovations, as reported by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
IPG Photonics 2 2 4 0 2.25
Innovations on track 0 0 0 0 N / A

IPG Photonics currently has a consensus price target of $180.00, indicating a potential upside of 103.25%. Given the likely higher upside of IPG Photonics, research analysts clearly believe that IPG Photonics is more favorable than On Track Innovations.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of IPG Photonics and On Track Innovations.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
IPG Photonics $1.46 billion 3.14 $278.42 million $5.21 5:00 p.m.
Innovations on track $14.88 million 0.31 -$11.66 million N / A N / A

IPG Photonics has higher revenues and profits than On Track Innovations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.7% of IPG Photonics shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 33.6% of On Track Innovations shares are held by institutional investors. 33.5% of the shares of IPG Photonics are held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 8.0% of On Track Innovations shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large fund managers, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and risk

IPG Photonics has a beta of 1.36, suggesting its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, On Track Innovations has a beta of 0.84, suggesting its stock price is 16 % less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of IPG Photonics and On Track Innovations.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
IPG Photonics 18.84% 10.27% 8.96%
Innovations on track -63.06% -1110.80% -62.59%


IPG Photonics beats On Track Innovations on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Company Profile IPG Photonics (Get a rating)

IPG Photonics Corporation develops, manufactures and sells various high performance fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers and diode lasers used in various applications, primarily in materials processing worldwide. The Company’s laser products include fiber-solid hybrid lasers with green and ultraviolet wavelengths; pigtail packaged diodes and fiber coupled direct diode laser systems; high-energy pulsed lasers, multi-wavelength and tunable lasers, and single-polarization, single-frequency lasers; and high power fiber optic delivery cables, fiber couplers, beam switches, coolers, scanners and other accessories. It also provides erbium-doped fibers and Raman amplifiers, as well as integrated communication systems, which are deployed in broadband networks; and specialty ytterbium and thulium fiber amplifiers and broadband light sources. Additionally, the company offers integrated laser systems; Compact 2D flat sheet metal cutting systems and multi-axis systems; stepper and weld seam selector, a fiber laser welding tool; high precision laser systems; specialized fiber laser systems; and optical transceiver and transponder modules for interconnecting electronic equipment, including Ethernet switches, IP routers, and DWDM/SONET/SDH optical transport modules in telecommunications, cable multi-system carriers, and upgrade applications. networked data centers. Its lasers and amplifiers are also used in materials processing, communications, and medical and advanced applications. The company markets its products to original equipment manufacturers, system integrators and end users through a direct sales force, as well as through agreements with sales representatives and independent distributors. . IPG Photonics Corporation was founded in 1990 and is based in Oxford, Massachusetts.

Company Profile On Track Innovations (Get a rating)

On Track Innovations Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops and markets cashless payment solutions worldwide. It operates in two segments, Retail and Petroleum. The Company’s product portfolio includes readers, controllers and terminals, management software, payment services and payment system as a service (PSaaS). It offers the OtiMetry system which integrates telemetry, sales and operations in one solution with cloud control, as well as real-time online management and alerts; TRIO-IQ, telemetry gateway and EMV payment reader; TRIO, a payment device to be installed in kiosks and vending machines; UNO-8 and UNO-PLUS contactless readers for unattended retail environments with self-service payment stations, including ATMs, toll roads, access control and transit validators common ; and controllers and gateways include OTI TeleBox, a machine-to-machine controller that enables communication between machines, and GoBox, a machine-to-machine controller that communicates between machines, cashless readers and remote servers. The company also provides Terminal Management System, which is a cloud-based system that provides real-time control and information on each machine allowing operators to remotely manage their terminal fleet; and cloud-based vending management system and vending BI. Additionally, it offers payment services, including payment service API, application programming interface; closed-loop payment supporting closed-loop payment cards; and APIs for integration with mobile payment solutions, as well as original equipment manufacturer (OEM) payment solutions. The company’s readers are certified by various card associations and support Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, MIFARE, FeliCa and others. The company was previously known as De-Bug Innovations Ltd. and changed its name to On Track Innovations Ltd. in July 1991. On Track Innovations Ltd. was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Yokneam Illit, Israel.

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