Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) and ShotSpotter (NASDAQ:SSTI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

79.4% of Mitel Networks Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.0% of ShotSpotter shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.5% of Mitel Networks Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Mitel Networks Corporation and ShotSpotter’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mitel Networks Corporation -20.50% 4.69% 1.39%
ShotSpotter N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Mitel Networks Corporation and ShotSpotter, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mitel Networks Corporation 0 1 1 0 2.50
ShotSpotter 0 0 3 0 3.00

Given Mitel Networks Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Mitel Networks Corporation is more favorable than ShotSpotter.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mitel Networks Corporation and ShotSpotter’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mitel Networks Corporation $987.60 1.04 -$217.30 ($1.63) -5.35
ShotSpotter $15.50 10.48 -$6.86 N/A N/A

ShotSpotter has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Mitel Networks Corporation.

Summary

Mitel Networks Corporation beats ShotSpotter on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mitel Networks Corporation

Mitel Networks Corporation is a provider of business communications and collaboration software, services and solutions. The Company’s segments include Cloud and Enterprise. The Enterprise segment sells and supports products and services for premise-based customers. The Cloud segment sells and supports products that are deployed in a cloud environment. The Company’s product portfolio includes premises and cloud-based enterprise communications infrastructure products and solutions, unified communications and collaboration (UCC) and contact center applications and a range of service offerings. The Company’s Cloud Division offers a range of private, public, hybrid and mobile Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for businesses of all sizes. This includes Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solutions. Its Enterprise Division portfolio integrates voice, UCC applications, and contact center applications on fixed and mobile networks across a range of end user devices.

About ShotSpotter

ShotSpotter, Inc. is engaged in designing and delivering gunfire alert and analysis solutions. The Company offers its software solutions on a SaaS-based subscription model. It has one operating segment with one business activity, providing gunshot detection systems. Its safety solutions include ShotSpotter Flex, ShotSpotter (SST) SecureCampus and ShotSpotter SiteSecure. ShotSpotter Flex is an outdoor public safety solution, serves cities and municipalities seeking to identify, locate and deter persistent a real-time gunshot detection system into their policing systems. SST SecureCampus is integrates its indoor and outdoor solutions in order to help the law enforcement and security personnel serving universities, colleges and other educational institutions. ShotSpotter SiteSecure is integrates its indoor and outdoor solutions for customers such as corporations trying to safeguard their facilities and public agencies focused on protecting critical infrastructure.

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