SMX (Security Matters) Public (NASDAQ:SMX) vs. Eaton (NYSE:ETN) Critical Review

SMX (Security Matters) Public (NASDAQ:SMXGet Rating) and Eaton (NYSE:ETNGet Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SMX (Security Matters) Public and Eaton’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SMX (Security Matters) Public N/A N/A -$6.18 million N/A N/A
Eaton $20.75 billion 3.35 $2.46 billion $6.41 27.17

Eaton has higher revenue and earnings than SMX (Security Matters) Public.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for SMX (Security Matters) Public and Eaton, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SMX (Security Matters) Public 0 0 0 0 N/A
Eaton 1 3 6 0 2.50

Eaton has a consensus target price of $178.77, indicating a potential upside of 2.63%. Given Eaton’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Eaton is more favorable than SMX (Security Matters) Public.


This table compares SMX (Security Matters) Public and Eaton’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SMX (Security Matters) Public N/A N/A -6.27%
Eaton 12.00% 18.70% 8.96%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.1% of SMX (Security Matters) Public shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.2% of Eaton shares are held by institutional investors. 9.4% of SMX (Security Matters) Public shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Eaton shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

SMX (Security Matters) Public has a beta of -0.86, suggesting that its share price is 186% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eaton has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Eaton beats SMX (Security Matters) Public on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SMX (Security Matters) Public

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Lionheart III Corp is a blank check company. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or related business combination with one or more businesses. Lionheart III Corp is based in Miami, Florida.

About Eaton

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Eaton Corp. Plc is a power management company, which provides energy-efficient solutions for electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power. It operates through the following segments: Electrical Americas and Electrical Global, Aerospace, Vehicle, and eMobility. The Electrical Americas and Electrical Global segments engage in sales contracts for electrical components, industrial components, power distribution and assemblies, residential products, single and three phase power quality, wiring devices, circuit protection, utility power distribution, power reliability equipment, and service. The Aerospace segment produces aerospace fuel, hydraulics, and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use. The Vehicle segment deals with the design, manufacture, marketing, and supply of drivetrain and powertrain systems and critical components that reduce emissions and improve fuel economy, stability, performance and safety of cars, light trucks and commercial vehicles. The eMobility segment designs, manufactures, markets, and supplies electrical and electronic components and systems that improve the power management and performance of both on-road and off-road vehicles. The company was found

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