Contrasting of Bonso Electronics International Inc. (BNSO) and Highpower International Inc. (NASDAQ:HPJ)

Both Bonso Electronics International Inc. (NASDAQ:BNSO) and Highpower International Inc. (NASDAQ:HPJ) compete on a level playing field in the Industrial Electrical Equipment industry. We will evaluate their performance with regards to dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bonso Electronics International Inc. 9.94M 1.35 N/A -0.01 0.00
Highpower International Inc. 293.93M 0.16 13.15M 0.81 4.39

Table 1 highlights Bonso Electronics International Inc. and Highpower International Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


Table 2 shows the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bonso Electronics International Inc. 0.00% 0% 0%
Highpower International Inc. 4.47% 18.2% 5.1%

Volatility and Risk

Bonso Electronics International Inc. has a 1.95 beta, while its volatility is 95.00%, thus making it more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Highpower International Inc.’s 92.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 1.92 beta.


The Current Ratio of Bonso Electronics International Inc. is 2.6 while its Quick Ratio stands at 2.4. The Current Ratio of rival Highpower International Inc. is 1 and its Quick Ratio is has 0.7. Bonso Electronics International Inc. is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than Highpower International Inc.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Roughly 4.2% of Bonso Electronics International Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 10.7% of Highpower International Inc. are owned by institutional investors. About 53.5% of Bonso Electronics International Inc.’s share are held by insiders. Comparatively, 33.12% are Highpower International Inc.’s share held by insiders.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Bonso Electronics International Inc. 2.77% 25% 27.16% -12.07% -13.24% 46.77%
Highpower International Inc. 8.92% 21.65% 37.74% 22.07% 9.77% 63.13%

For the past year Bonso Electronics International Inc. was less bullish than Highpower International Inc.


Highpower International Inc. beats Bonso Electronics International Inc. on 8 of the 10 factors.

Bonso Electronics International Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells various electronic scales and weighing instruments, pet electronics products, and other products in Hong Kong and the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China. Its sensor-based scale products include bathroom, kitchen, office, jewelry, laboratory, postal, and industrial scales that are used in consumer, commercial, and industrial applications. The company also offers electrical pet care products, including a bark control device; manufactures tools and molds for scales and pet electronics products; and sells scrap materials. It serves private label original equipment manufacturers, original brand manufacturers, and original design manufacturers. The company also exports its products to the United States, Germany, Asia, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Africa. In addition, it rents or leases factory facilities and equipment to third parties. The company was formerly known as Golden Virtue Limited and changed its name to Bonso Electronics International, Inc. in September 1988. Bonso Electronics International Inc. was founded in 1988 and is based in Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong.

Highpower International, Inc. produces and sells nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) and lithium-based rechargeable batteries. The company operates in three segments: Lithium Batteries, Ni-MH Batteries, and New Materials. It offers Ni-MH rechargeable batteries in AA, AAA, 9V, C, D, and SC sizes in blister packing, as well as chargers and battery packs. The company also provides lithium-ion cylindrical and polymer rechargeable batteries, and power source solutions. In addition, it is involved in recycling scrap battery materials and sells the recycled materials; the processing, marketing, and research of battery materials; and the design and production of battery packs and systems. The companyÂ’s products are used in various applications, such as electric buses, bikes, energy storage systems, power tools, medical equipment, digital and electronic devices, personal care products, lighting, etc. It sells its products in the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China, rest of Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Hong Kong Highpower Technology, Inc. and changed its name to Highpower International, Inc. in October 2010. Highpower International, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China.

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