Head to Head Analysis: Palladyne AI (NASDAQ:PDYN) and Symbotic (NASDAQ:SYM)

Palladyne AI (NASDAQ:PDYNGet Free Report) and Symbotic (NASDAQ:SYMGet Free Report) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

26.0% of Palladyne AI shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.0% of Palladyne AI shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 38.3% of Symbotic 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Palladyne AI and Symbotic, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Palladyne AI 0 0 0 0 N/A
Symbotic 0 3 11 0 2.79

Symbotic has a consensus price target of $55.69, indicating a potential upside of 71.20%. Given Symbotic’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Symbotic is more favorable than Palladyne AI.

Profitability

This table compares Palladyne AI and Symbotic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Palladyne AI -1,390.02% -74.87% -57.30%
Symbotic -1.27% 5.27% 0.65%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Palladyne AI and Symbotic’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Palladyne AI $7.29 million 5.84 -$115.59 million ($3.94) -0.41
Symbotic $1.18 billion 16.16 -$23.87 million ($0.24) -135.54

Symbotic has higher revenue and earnings than Palladyne AI. Symbotic is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Palladyne AI, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Palladyne AI has a beta of 3.42, indicating that its share price is 242% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Symbotic has a beta of 1.92, indicating that its share price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Symbotic beats Palladyne AI on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Palladyne AI

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Palladyne AI Corp., a software company, focuses on delivering software that enhances the utility and functionality of third-party stationary and mobile robotic systems in the United States. Its Artificial Intelligence (AI)/ Machine Learning (ML) software platform enables robots to observe, learn, reason, and act in structured and unstructured environments. The company's software platform enables robotic systems to perceive their environment and quickly adapt to changing circumstances by generalizing from their experience using dynamic real-time operations without extensive programming and with minimal robot training. It serves customers from various industries, such as industrial manufacturing, warehousing and logistics, defense, infrastructure maintenance and repair, energy, aerospace and aviation, and others. The company was formerly known as Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation and changed its name to Palladyne AI Corp. in March 2024. Palladyne AI Corp. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About Symbotic

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Symbotic Inc., an automation technology company, engages in developing technologies to improve operating efficiencies in modern warehouses. The company automates the processing of pallets and cases in large warehouses or distribution centers for retail companies. Its systems enhance operations at the front end of the supply chain. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

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