Ouster (NYSE:OUST) vs. CleanTech Acquisition (NASDAQ:CLAQ) Head-To-Head Review

Ouster (NYSE:OUSTGet Rating) and CleanTech Acquisition (NASDAQ:CLAQGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ouster -279.89% -38.56% -32.59%
CleanTech Acquisition N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.0% of Ouster shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.3% of CleanTech Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ouster and CleanTech Acquisition’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ouster $33.58 million 18.01 -$93.98 million ($0.84) -4.17
CleanTech Acquisition N/A N/A -$600,000.00 N/A N/A

CleanTech Acquisition has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Ouster.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Ouster and CleanTech Acquisition, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ouster 0 0 5 0 3.00
CleanTech Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ouster currently has a consensus price target of $12.80, suggesting a potential upside of 265.71%. Given Ouster’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Ouster is more favorable than CleanTech Acquisition.

Summary

CleanTech Acquisition beats Ouster on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ouster (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.

About CleanTech Acquisition (Get Rating)

Cleantech Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company. It intends to focus on businesses in the cleantech or climatetech sectors. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in New York, New York.

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