Analyzing LRAD (NASDAQ:GNSS) & Technicolor (NASDAQ:TCLRY)

LRAD (NASDAQ:GNSS) and Technicolor (OTCMKTS:TCLRY) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

50.3% of LRAD shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of LRAD shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares LRAD and Technicolor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LRAD 7.53% 8.14% 6.54%
Technicolor N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for LRAD and Technicolor, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LRAD 0 0 0 0 N/A
Technicolor 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares LRAD and Technicolor’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LRAD $36.98 million 3.06 $2.79 million $0.08 42.88
Technicolor $4.71 billion 0.07 -$80.31 million ($0.64) -1.20

LRAD has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Technicolor. Technicolor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than LRAD, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

LRAD has a beta of 0.27, suggesting that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Technicolor has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

LRAD beats Technicolor on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Technicolor Company Profile

Technicolor SA provides various communication and video technologies, finished products, systems, equipment, and services for businesses and professionals in the entertainment and media industries worldwide. It operates through two segments, Entertainment Services, and Connected Home. The Entertainment Services segment provides production services, such as digital video and sound postproduction services; visual effects and animation services for feature films, TV series, advertising, and video games; computer generated imagery animation services; on-set, color correction, VFX integration, and sound services; and replicates, packages, and distributes video, game and music DVD, Blu-ray, and CD discs, as well as offers turnkey integrated supply-chain solutions. This segment serves film studios, TV broadcasters, independent content producers, game developers/publishers, and OTT service providers. The Connected Home segment designs and supplies set-top boxes, broadband modems and gateways, and Internet of Things connected devices, as well as multi-device communication software, smart home applications, and related professional services. This segment offers its solutions to Pay-TV operators and network service providers. Technicolor SA was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.

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