Franklin Wireless (OTCMKTS:FKWL) and MER Telemanagement Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
9.8% of Franklin Wireless shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.0% of MER Telemanagement Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 36.9% of Franklin Wireless shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 59.1% of MER Telemanagement Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Franklin Wireless and MER Telemanagement Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|MER Telemanagement Solutions||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Franklin Wireless and MER Telemanagement Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|MER Telemanagement Solutions||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Risk & Volatility
Franklin Wireless has a beta of -0.04, indicating that its share price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MER Telemanagement Solutions has a beta of 3.04, indicating that its share price is 204% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Franklin Wireless and MER Telemanagement Solutions’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Franklin Wireless||$30.07 million||0.77||-$2.09 million||N/A||N/A|
|MER Telemanagement Solutions||$8.63 million||0.60||-$1.76 million||N/A||N/A|
MER Telemanagement Solutions has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Franklin Wireless.
MER Telemanagement Solutions beats Franklin Wireless on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Franklin Wireless
Franklin Wireless Corp. provides intelligent wireless solutions. Its products include mobile hotspots, routers, and modems, as well as hardware and software products that support machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and the Internet of Things (IoT). The company's M2M and IoT solutions include embedded modules, and modems and gateways built to deliver connectivity supporting various spectrums of applications. Its products are used to solve wireless connectivity challenges in various vertical markets, including video surveillance, digital signage, home security, oil and gas exploration, kiosks, fleet management, smart grid, vehicle diagnostics, telematics, and others. The company directly markets its products to wireless operators, as well as indirectly through strategic partners and distributors located primarily in the United States, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Franklin Wireless Corp. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
About MER Telemanagement Solutions
MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. provides solutions for telecommunications expense management (TEM), enterprise mobility management, and online and mobile video advertising worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Enterprise, Service Providers, and Video Advertising. It offers TEM suite software platform that helps organizations to reduce operational expenses, enhance productivity, and optimize networks and services associated with communications networks and information technology (IT). The company also provides TEM services, such as Map-to-Wins, a strategic consulting approach for TEM solution; and consulting services, including invoice and inventory audit and recovery, contract negotiations and strategic sourcing, discovery and road mapping, process diagnosis and solution design, and wireless optimization services, as well as creation and implementation of IT governance, risk, and compliance policies. In addition, the company offers converged billing solutions that include applications for charging and invoicing customers, interconnect billing, and partner revenue management services for wireless providers, voice over Internet protocol, Internet protocol television, mobile virtual network operators, and content service providers. Further, it provides cloud and managed services; and digital video advertising solutions for large and small brand advertisers, advertising agencies, and other businesses. The company sells its solutions through original equipment manufacturers, distribution channels, and direct sales force. MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Ra'anana, Israel.
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