Ouster (NYSE:OUST) & ESAB (NYSE:ESAB) Head-To-Head Review

Ouster (NYSE:OUSTGet Rating) and ESAB (NYSE:ESABGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ouster and ESAB’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ouster $33.58 million 8.38 -$93.98 million ($0.65) -2.49

ESAB has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Ouster.


This table compares Ouster and ESAB’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ouster -296.75% -44.00% -36.82%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Ouster and ESAB, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ouster 0 0 5 0 3.00
ESAB 0 1 1 0 2.50

Ouster presently has a consensus price target of $10.50, suggesting a potential upside of 548.15%. ESAB has a consensus price target of $54.00, suggesting a potential upside of 23.23%. Given Ouster’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Ouster is more favorable than ESAB.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

34.5% of Ouster shares are held by institutional investors. 10.7% of Ouster shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Ouster beats ESAB on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ouster Company Profile (Get Rating)

Ouster, Inc. designs and manufactures high-resolution digital lidar sensors and enabling software that offers 3D vision to machinery, vehicles, robots, and fixed infrastructure assets. Its product portfolio includes OS, a scanning sensor and DF, a true solid-state flash sensor. The company is based in San Francisco, California.

ESAB Company Profile (Get Rating)

ESAB Corporation formulates, develops, manufactures, and supplies consumable products and equipment for use in cutting, joining, and automated welding, as well as gas control equipment. Its comprehensive range of welding consumables includes electrodes, cored and solid wires, and fluxes using a range of specialty and other materials; and cutting consumables, including electrodes, nozzles, shields, and tips. The company's fabrication technology equipment ranges from portable welding machines to large customized automated cutting and welding systems. It also offers a range of digital software and solutions to help its customers increase their productivity, remotely monitor their welding operations, and digitize their documentation. The company sells its products under the ESAB brand to various end markets, including general industry, construction, infrastructure, transportation, energy, renewable energy, and medical and life sciences. It offers its products through independent distributors and direct salespeople. ESAB Corporation was incorporated in 2021 and is based in Wilmington, Delaware.

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