Risk (George) Industries (RSKIA) versus Iteris (ITI) Critical Contrast

Risk (George) Industries (OTCMKTS:RSKIA) and Iteris (NASDAQ:ITI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Risk (George) Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Iteris does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Risk (George) Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.5% of Iteris shares are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Iteris shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Risk (George) Industries and Iteris’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Risk (George) Industries 20.17% 7.06% 6.37%
Iteris -4.93% -8.76% -5.50%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Risk (George) Industries and Iteris’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Risk (George) Industries $11.93 million 3.53 $2.54 million N/A N/A
Iteris $103.73 million 1.33 -$3.52 million ($0.04) -104.00

Risk (George) Industries has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Iteris.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Risk (George) Industries and Iteris, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Risk (George) Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Iteris 0 0 3 0 3.00

Iteris has a consensus target price of $9.25, indicating a potential upside of 122.36%. Given Iteris’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Iteris is more favorable than Risk (George) Industries.

Volatility and Risk

Risk (George) Industries has a beta of 0.3, suggesting that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Iteris has a beta of 0.2, suggesting that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Risk (George) Industries beats Iteris on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Risk (George) Industries

George Risk Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells various electronic components. It offers computer keyboards, push button switches, burglar alarm components and systems, pool alarms, thermostats, EZ duct wire covers, and water sensors, as well as door and window contact switches, environmental products, wire and cable installation tools, and proximity switches. The company's products are used for residential, commercial, industrial, and government installations. George Risk Industries, Inc. sells its products to security alarm distributors, alarm installers, original equipment manufacturers, and distributors of off-the-shelf keyboards of proprietary design worldwide. The company was incorporated in 1967 and is headquartered in Kimball, Nebraska.

About Iteris

Iteris, Inc. provides intelligent transportation systems technology solutions worldwide. The company's Roadway Sensors segment provides vehicle detection sensors and systems for traffic intersection management, communication systems, and roadway traffic data collection applications. Its products include Vantage detection system to detect vehicle presence at intersections, as well as vehicle count, speed, and other traffic data; Vantage Vector video/radar hybrid product, an vehicle detection sensor; and VantageLive!, a cloud-based platform; and Vantage systems equipped with smartcycle capability to differentiate between bicycles and other vehicles with a single video detection camera. This segment also offers The SmartCycle Bike Indicator; Vantage systems with the PedTrax capability, which provides bi-directional counting and speed tracking of pedestrians; VersiCam, an integrated camera and processor video detection system; and VantageNext, VantagePegasus, VantageRadius, Velocity, SmartCycle, SmartSpan, and P-series products. Its Transportation Systems segment offers transportation engineering and consulting services with a focus on the planning, design, development, and implementation of software-based ITS systems that integrate sensors, video surveillance systems, computers, and communications equipment; and distributes real-time information about traffic conditions. This segment offers iPeMS, a transportation performance measurement and traffic analytics solution. The company's Agriculture and Weather Analytics segment offers ClearPath Weather management tools that allow users to create solutions to meet roadway maintenance decision needs; and ClearAg, a agriculture solution. The company serves smart transportation, digital agriculture, municipalities, government agencies, crop science companies, farmers, and agronomists. Iteris, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

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