Polar Power (POLA) vs. Security Devices International (SDEV) Critical Review

Security Devices International (OTCMKTS:SDEV) and Polar Power (NASDAQ:POLA) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Security Devices International and Polar Power’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Security Devices International -816.72% N/A -163.83%
Polar Power -7.39% -6.43% -5.94%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Security Devices International and Polar Power, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Security Devices International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Polar Power 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Security Devices International and Polar Power’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Security Devices International $290,000.00 48.87 -$2.80 million N/A N/A
Polar Power $14.42 million 3.72 -$750,000.00 ($0.08) -66.11

Polar Power has higher revenue and earnings than Security Devices International.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.4% of Security Devices International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.8% of Polar Power shares are held by institutional investors. 14.9% of Security Devices International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 61.3% of Polar Power shares are held by 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.

Risk & Volatility

Security Devices International has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Polar Power has a beta of -0.94, suggesting that its share price is 194% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Polar Power beats Security Devices International on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Security Devices International

Security Devices International, Inc., a less-lethal defense technology company, develops, manufactures, and sells solutions for security situations that do not require the use of lethal force. The company offers blunt impact projectile 40mm line of products, which uses pain compliance to control a target; and a line of 12 gauge less lethal projectiles and irritants. It serves military, correctional services, police agencies, and private securities for crowd control. The company operates in the United States and Canada. Security Devices International, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

About Polar Power

Polar Power, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells direct current (DC) power systems for applications in the telecommunications, military, electric vehicle charging, cogeneration, distributed power, and uninterruptable power supply markets in the United States and internationally. It offers DC base power systems, DC hybrid power systems, and DC solar hybrid power systems. Polar Power, Inc. installs, sells, and services its products through its direct sales force, and a network of independent service providers and dealers. The company was formerly known as Polar Products, Inc. and changed its name to Polar Power, Inc. in October 1991. Polar Power, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Gardena, California.

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