Head-To-Head Survey: Magal Security Systems (MAGS) & Grow Condos (GRWC)

Magal Security Systems (NASDAQ:MAGS) and Grow Condos (OTCMKTS:GRWC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Magal Security Systems and Grow Condos, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Magal Security Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Grow Condos 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

Magal Security Systems has a beta of 1, suggesting that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Grow Condos has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Magal Security Systems and Grow Condos’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Magal Security Systems $64.29 million 1.80 -$6.91 million N/A N/A
Grow Condos $330,000.00 27.12 -$2.48 million N/A N/A

Grow Condos has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Magal Security Systems.

Profitability

This table compares Magal Security Systems and Grow Condos’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Magal Security Systems 3.73% 4.36% 3.26%
Grow Condos -555.59% N/A -91.03%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

17.1% of Magal Security Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 24.4% of Magal Security Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 31.5% of Grow Condos shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Magal Security Systems beats Grow Condos on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Magal Security Systems

Magal Security Systems Ltd. develops, manufactures, markets, and sells perimeter intrusion detection sensors, physical barriers, video analytics and video management systems, and cyber security products and systems worldwide. It operates through three segments: Perimeter Products, Turnkey Projects, and Video and Cyber Security. The company offers perimeter security products that enable customers to monitor, limit, and control access by unauthorized personnel to specific regions or areas. Its perimeter security systems include fence mounted detection systems; detection grids, gates, and fences to protect water passages, VIP residences, and other outdoor applications; buried sensors; hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting systems; electrical field disturbance sensors; and microwave sensors. The company also provides integrated intelligent video management solutions for security surveillance and business intelligence applications; and cyber-security products for monitoring, securing, and the active management of wired, wireless, and fiber optic communication networks, as well as turnkey solutions. In addition, it offers RoboGuard, a platform that runs on a rail along the perimeter of protected sites; and life safety/duress alarm products to protect personnel in prisons. Further, the company provides MTC-1500I, a dual technology outdoor surveillance system; Fortis4G, a fourth generation command and control system; StarNet 2, a security management system; and Network Manager, a middleware package. Its products are used to protect national borders, military bases, power plants, airports, sea ports, postal facilities, prisons, banks, retail operations, hospitals, municipal security, sporting events, and industrial locations from terrorism, theft, and other security threats. The company sells its products through system integrators and distribution channels. Magal Security Systems Ltd. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Yehud, Israel.

About Grow Condos

Grow Condos, Inc. operates as a real estate purchaser, developer, and manager of specific use industrial properties in the United States. It provides condo style turn-key grow facilities to support cannabis growers. The company is also involved in the development, lease, ownership, and provision of investment sales opportunities for commercial industrial properties focused in the cannabis production arena. In addition, it offers tenants the option to lease, lease to purchase, or buy the condo warehouse units. Grow Condos, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is based in Eagle Point, Oregon.

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