Reviewing Image Sensing Systems (ISNS) & Its Peers

Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ: ISNS) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Image Sensing Systems to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

14.5% of Image Sensing Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.0% of Image Sensing Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Image Sensing Systems has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Image Sensing Systems’ peers have a beta of 0.82, suggesting that their average stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Image Sensing Systems and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Image Sensing Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Image Sensing Systems Competitors 48 392 498 9 2.49

As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 20.31%. Given Image Sensing Systems’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Image Sensing Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Image Sensing Systems and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Image Sensing Systems $12.79 million $550,999.00 67.02
Image Sensing Systems Competitors $481.50 million $95.49 million -2.80

Image Sensing Systems’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Image Sensing Systems. Image Sensing Systems is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Image Sensing Systems and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Image Sensing Systems 2.39% 7.05% 5.36%
Image Sensing Systems Competitors -4.90% 2.01% -0.80%

Summary

Image Sensing Systems peers beat Image Sensing Systems on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About Image Sensing Systems

Image Sensing Systems, Inc. is a provider of software-based products and solutions for the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) industry. The Company develops and markets video and radar processing products for use in traffic, security, police and parking applications, such as intersection control, highway, bridge and tunnel traffic management, venue security, entry control and traffic data collection. The Company operates through two segments: Intersection and Highway. Video products are sold in the Intersection segment. Radar products are sold in the Highway segment. The Company’s family of products, which it markets as Autoscope video or video products (Autoscope) and RTMS radar or radar products (RTMS), provides end users with the tools that manage traffic flow and support driver safety. Its technology analyzes signals from sensors and transmits the information to management systems and controllers or directly to users.

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