Sierra Monitor (OTCMKTS:SRMC) and Know Labs (OTCMKTS:KNWN) 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 earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Sierra Monitor has a beta of -0.38, indicating that its share price is 138% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Know Labs has a beta of 1.78, indicating that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sierra Monitor and Know Labs’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sierra Monitor $19.77 million 1.05 -$370,000.00 N/A N/A
Know Labs $4.87 million 11.20 -$3.90 million N/A N/A

Sierra Monitor has higher revenue and earnings than Know Labs.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Sierra Monitor and Know Labs, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sierra Monitor 0 0 0 0 N/A
Know Labs 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Sierra Monitor pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Know Labs does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Sierra Monitor and Know Labs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sierra Monitor 1.37% 5.16% 4.26%
Know Labs -66.64% N/A -228.08%

Summary

Sierra Monitor beats Know Labs on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sierra Monitor Company Profile

Sierra Monitor Corporation provides industrial Internet of things solutions that connect and protect infrastructure assets to the industrial and commercial facilities management market in the United States and internationally. It offers FieldServer family of protocol gateways, routers, and network explorers for system integrators and original equipment manufacturers to enable local and remote monitoring and control of assets and facilities; and Sentry IT flame and gas detection solutions used by industrial and commercial facilities managers to protect their personnel and assets. The company sells its solutions to telecommunication companies and their suppliers. Sierra Monitor Corporation was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

Know Labs Company Profile

Know Labs, Inc., develops, markets, and sells proprietary technology solution for identification, authentication, and diagnosis. It offers ChromaID Lab Kit, which scans and identifies solid surfaces targeting various markets, including commercial paint manufacturers, pharmaceutical equipment manufacturers, process control companies, currency paper and ink manufacturers, security cards, cosmetic companies, scanner manufactures, and food processing companies. The company, through its subsidiary TransTech Systems, Inc., distributes products for employee and personnel identification. The company was formerly known as Visualant, Incorporated and changed its name to Know Labs, Inc. in May 2018. Know Labs, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

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