Contrast Meta Materials (NASDAQ:MMAT) and Valens Semiconductor (NYSE:VLN)


Meta Materials (NASDAQ:MMAT – Get Rating) and Valens Semiconductor (NYSE:VLN – Get Rating) are both small-cap IT and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on their dividend strength, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, and institutional ownership.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of the current ratings of Meta Materials and Valens Semiconductor, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Meta-materials 0 0 1 0 3.00
Valens Semiconductor 0 0 6 0 3.00

Valens Semiconductor has a consensus price target of $11.80, suggesting a potential upside of 210.94%. Given Valens Semiconductor’s likely higher upside, analysts clearly believe that Valens Semiconductor is more favorable than Meta Materials.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of Meta Materials and Valens Semiconductor.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Meta-materials -999.55% -18.65% -14.64%
Valens Semiconductor N / A -14.64% -8.63%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

21.1% of Meta Materials shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.3% of Valens Semiconductor’s shares are held by institutional investors. 17.5% of Meta Materials shares are held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large fund managers, and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and risk

Meta Materials has a beta of 1.47, which means its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Valens Semiconductor has a beta of 1.55, which means its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of Meta Materials and Valens Semiconductor.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Meta-materials $4.08 million 103.23 -$91.00 million -0.26 -5.46
Valens Semiconductor $70.68 million 5.27 -$26.53 million N / A N / A

Valens Semiconductor has higher revenue and profit than Meta Materials.


Valens Semiconductor beats Meta Materials on 9 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Meta Materials (Get a rating)

Meta Materials Inc. invents, designs, develops and manufactures various functional materials and nanocomposites. Its products include metaAIR, a laser glare protection eyewear; NANOWEB, a transparent conductive film; holoOPTIX, a holographic optical element; glucoWISE, a non-invasive glucose meter; and metaSURFACE, which provides up to 40x improvement in signal-to-noise ratio for magnetic resonance imaging scans. The company also develops and produces nano-optical structures and color-changing foils that are used in authentication and brand protection applications in various markets, including banknotes, secure government documents and the commercial branding, as well as engages in the research, development and manufacturing of intelligent materials. Its customers are OEM suppliers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, communications, energy, ticket and brand security, and medical devices. The company was formerly known as Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. and changed its name to Meta Materials Inc. in June 2021. Meta Materials Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Dartmouth, Canada.

About Valens Semiconductor (Get a rating)

Valens Semiconductor Ltd. engages in the supply of semiconductor products that enable high-speed video and data transmission for the audio-video and automotive industries. It offers HDBaseT technology, which enables the simultaneous streaming of ultra-high definition digital video and audio, Ethernet, USB, control signals and power over a single long-range cable. The company offers audio-video solutions for the corporate, education, digital signage, medical and residential and industrial markets; and automotive solutions, which provide chipsets supporting advanced driver assistance systems, automated driving systems, infotainment, telecommunications and basic connectivity. It serves its customers through distributors and representatives in Israel, China, Hong Kong, the United States, Mexico, Japan and overseas. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Hod Hasharon, Israel.

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