Vislink Technologies (NASDAQ: VISL) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Vislink Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vislink Technologies $38.29 million -$14.87 million -1.16
Vislink Technologies Competitors $351.28 million $42.69 million -21.95

Vislink Technologies’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Vislink Technologies. Vislink Technologies 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vislink Technologies -39.99% -52.54% -19.52%
Vislink Technologies Competitors -16.23% 3.16% -2.05%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.7% of Vislink Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.8% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of Vislink Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.6% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Vislink Technologies has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vislink Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 1.70, meaning that their average stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Vislink Technologies and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vislink Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vislink Technologies Competitors 96 355 624 58 2.57

As a group, “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 15.47%. Given Vislink Technologies’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vislink Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Vislink Technologies rivals beat Vislink Technologies on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

About Vislink Technologies

Vislink Technologies, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and deployment of end-to-end live video communications solutions worldwide. The company designs, develops, and distributes TV news and broadcast microwave video systems under the IMT brand for broadcast, sports/entertainment/education, public safety, and defense markets, as well as provides engineering, integration, installation and commissioning services. It also designs and manufactures airborne products, amplifiers, antennas, cellular and wireless camera systems, encoders/decoders, microwave point to point, on-boards, receivers, satellite communication products, transmitters, and associated amplifier items under the Vislink brand to broadcasters, network owners and station groups, sports and live broadcasters, hosted service providers, and defense agencies and organizations, as well as metropolitan, regional, and national law enforcement agencies. The company was formerly known as xG Technology, Inc. and changed its name to Vislink Technologies, Inc. in February 2019. Vislink Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Hackettstown, New Jersy.

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