ShotSpotter (SSTI) versus Its Rivals Critical Contrast

ShotSpotter (NASDAQ: SSTI) is one of 103 publicly-traded companies in the “Enterprise Software” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare ShotSpotter to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares ShotSpotter and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ShotSpotter N/A N/A N/A
ShotSpotter Competitors -22.30% -213.07% -7.16%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for ShotSpotter and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ShotSpotter 0 0 3 0 3.00
ShotSpotter Competitors 373 2207 4141 119 2.59

ShotSpotter currently has a consensus target price of $21.00, suggesting a potential upside of 59.09%. As a group, “Enterprise Software” companies have a potential upside of 2.81%. Given ShotSpotter’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ShotSpotter is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.4% of ShotSpotter shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.5% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.2% of shares of all “Enterprise Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ShotSpotter and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ShotSpotter $15.50 million -$6.86 million N/A
ShotSpotter Competitors $1.76 billion $288.64 million 15.48

ShotSpotter’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than ShotSpotter.

Summary

ShotSpotter beats its rivals on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

ShotSpotter Company Profile

ShotSpotter, Inc. is engaged in designing and delivering gunfire alert and analysis solutions. The Company offers its software solutions on a SaaS-based subscription model. It has one operating segment with one business activity, providing gunshot detection systems. Its safety solutions include ShotSpotter Flex, ShotSpotter (SST) SecureCampus and ShotSpotter SiteSecure. ShotSpotter Flex is an outdoor public safety solution, serves cities and municipalities seeking to identify, locate and deter persistent a real-time gunshot detection system into their policing systems. SST SecureCampus is integrates its indoor and outdoor solutions in order to help the law enforcement and security personnel serving universities, colleges and other educational institutions. ShotSpotter SiteSecure is integrates its indoor and outdoor solutions for customers such as corporations trying to safeguard their facilities and public agencies focused on protecting critical infrastructure.

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