Financial Analysis: Mikros Systems (MKRS) vs. Image Sensing Systems (ISNS)
Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ:ISNS) and Mikros Systems (OTCMKTS:MKRS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.
Risk & Volatility
Image Sensing Systems has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mikros Systems has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Image Sensing Systems and Mikros Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Image Sensing Systems||12.79%||19.26%||15.53%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Image Sensing Systems and Mikros Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Image Sensing Systems||$14.56 million||1.89||$1.86 million||N/A||N/A|
|Mikros Systems||$8.56 million||1.24||$330,000.00||N/A||N/A|
Image Sensing Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Mikros Systems.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
15.3% of Image Sensing Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of Image Sensing Systems shares are owned 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.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Image Sensing Systems and Mikros Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Image Sensing Systems||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Image Sensing Systems beats Mikros Systems on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Image Sensing Systems Company Profile
Image Sensing Systems, Inc. develops and markets video and radar processing products for the intelligent transportation systems industry worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Intersection and Highway. It offers various vehicle and traffic detection products, including Autoscope video systems and RTMS radar systems that convert sensory input collected by video cameras and radar units into vehicle detection and traffic data used to operate, monitor, and enhance the efficiency of roadway infrastructure. The company provides its video and radar processing products for use in traffic applications, such as intersection control, highway, bridge and tunnel traffic management, and traffic data collection. It markets and sells its products to end users comprising federal, state, city, and county departments of transportation, port, highway, tunnel, and other transportation authorities, as well as system integrators or other suppliers of systems and services who are operating under subcontracts in connection with road construction contracts. Image Sensing Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Mikros Systems Company Profile
Mikros Systems Corporation engages in the research and development of electronic systems technology for military and commercial applications in the United States. The company offers Adaptive Diagnostic Electronic Portable Testset, an automated maintenance workstation to reduce the time required to align the AN/SPY1 radar system aboard the U.S. Navy AEGIS cruisers and destroyers; and ADEPT Distance Support Sensor Suite, a network-enabled system, which can be configured to monitor various shipboard systems and report maintenance data onshore for further analysis to detect trends and predict failures. It also provides Diagnostic Profiler, a software that provides diagnostic services to its host application; and Prognostics Framework, an analysis software for framework that implements real-time prognostics, diagnostics, and status monitoring to support embedded prognostic applications, health management systems, and condition-based maintenance applications. The company primarily serves the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and other governmental authorities. Mikros Systems Corporation was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.
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