Head-To-Head Contrast: Vislink Technologies (VISL) versus Iteris (ITI)

Iteris (NASDAQ:ITI) and Vislink Technologies (NASDAQ:VISL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Iteris and Vislink Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Iteris $103.73 million 1.33 -$3.52 million ($0.04) -103.75
Vislink Technologies $38.29 million 0.18 -$14.87 million ($0.31) -1.16

Iteris has higher revenue and earnings than Vislink Technologies. Iteris is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vislink Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Iteris and Vislink Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iteris 0 0 3 0 3.00
Vislink Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Iteris presently has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 92.77%. Given Iteris’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Iteris is more favorable than Vislink Technologies.

Volatility and Risk

Iteris has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vislink Technologies has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iteris -7.93% -9.92% -6.16%
Vislink Technologies -39.99% -52.54% -19.52%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

33.6% of Iteris shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.7% of Vislink Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.2% of Iteris shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of Vislink Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Iteris beats Vislink Technologies on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Iteris Company Profile

Iteris, Inc. provides intelligent transportation systems technology solutions worldwide. The company's Roadway Sensors segment provides vehicle detection sensors and systems for traffic intersection management, communication systems, and roadway traffic data collection applications. Its products include Vantage detection system to detect vehicle presence at intersections, as well as vehicle count, speed, and other traffic data; Vantage Vector video/radar hybrid product, an vehicle detection sensor; and VantageLive!, a cloud-based platform; and Vantage systems equipped with smartcycle capability to differentiate between bicycles and other vehicles with a single video detection camera. This segment also offers The SmartCycle Bike Indicator; Vantage systems with the PedTrax capability, which provides bi-directional counting and speed tracking of pedestrians; VersiCam, an integrated camera and processor video detection system; and VantageNext, VantagePegasus, VantageRadius, Velocity, SmartCycle, SmartSpan, and P-series products. Its Transportation Systems segment offers transportation engineering and consulting services with a focus on the planning, design, development, and implementation of software-based ITS systems that integrate sensors, video surveillance systems, computers, and communications equipment; and distributes real-time information about traffic conditions. This segment offers iPeMS, a transportation performance measurement and traffic analytics solution. The company's Agriculture and Weather Analytics segment offers ClearPath Weather management tools that allow users to create solutions to meet roadway maintenance decision needs; and ClearAg, a agriculture solution. The company serves smart transportation, digital agriculture, municipalities, government agencies, crop science companies, farmers, and agronomists. Iteris, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

Vislink Technologies Company Profile

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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