Financial Review: Image Sensing Systems (ISNS) vs. Its Competitors
Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ: ISNS) is one of 29 public companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Image Sensing Systems to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
14.5% of Image Sensing Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Image Sensing Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Image Sensing Systems and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Image Sensing Systems||$12.79 million||$550,999.00||68.51|
|Image Sensing Systems Competitors||$481.50 million||$95.49 million||-1.80|
Image Sensing Systems’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Image Sensing Systems. Image Sensing Systems is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Image Sensing Systems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Image Sensing Systems||2.39%||7.05%||5.36%|
|Image Sensing Systems Competitors||-4.90%||2.01%||-0.80%|
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Image Sensing Systems and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Image Sensing Systems||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Image Sensing Systems Competitors||48||394||498||9||2.49|
As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 20.52%. Given Image Sensing Systems’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Image Sensing Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Risk & Volatility
Image Sensing Systems has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Image Sensing Systems’ rivals have a beta of 0.82, suggesting that their average stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Image Sensing Systems rivals beat Image Sensing Systems on 6 of the 10 factors compared.
Image Sensing Systems Company Profile
Image Sensing Systems, Inc. is a provider of software-based products and solutions for the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) industry. The Company develops and markets video and radar processing products for use in traffic, security, police and parking applications, such as intersection control, highway, bridge and tunnel traffic management, venue security, entry control and traffic data collection. The Company operates through two segments: Intersection and Highway. Video products are sold in the Intersection segment. Radar products are sold in the Highway segment. The Company’s family of products, which it markets as Autoscope video or video products (Autoscope) and RTMS radar or radar products (RTMS), provides end users with the tools that manage traffic flow and support driver safety. Its technology analyzes signals from sensors and transmits the information to management systems and controllers or directly to users.
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