IRIS International (IRIS) and Its Competitors Critical Analysis

IRIS International (NASDAQ: IRIS) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare IRIS International to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for IRIS International and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IRIS International 0 0 0 0 N/A
IRIS International Competitors 401 2067 2925 114 2.50

As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 25.08%. Given IRIS International’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe IRIS International has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.9% of IRIS International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.7% of IRIS International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.7% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares IRIS International and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
IRIS International $47.70 million -$24.80 million -1.30
IRIS International Competitors $2.00 billion $268.99 million -23.21

IRIS International’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than IRIS International. IRIS International 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.

Risk & Volatility

IRIS International has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IRIS International’s peers have a beta of 1.60, indicating that their average stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares IRIS International and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IRIS International -61.58% -36.70% -29.47%
IRIS International Competitors -16.13% -9.60% -5.06%


IRIS International peers beat IRIS International on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

About IRIS International

Mitcham Industries, Inc. is a provider of equipment to the geophysical, oceanographic and hydrographic industries. The Company operates through two segments. The Equipment Leasing segment is primarily engaged in the leasing of seismic equipment to companies in the oil and gas industry across the world. The Equipment Manufacturing and Sales segment is engaged in the design, production and sale of marine seismic equipment, and oceanographic and hydrographic equipment. Its leasing business includes Mitcham Canada ULC, Seismic Asia Pacific Pty Ltd., Mitcham Seismic Eurasia LLC, Mitcham Europe Ltd. and Mitcham Marine Leasing Pte. Ltd. The Equipment Manufacturing and Sales Segment includes its Seamap International Holdings Pte, Ltd. (Seamap) business and Klein Marine Systems, Inc. (Klein). Seamap designs, manufactures and sells a range of products for the seismic, hydrographic and offshore industries. Klein develops and manufactures high performance side scan sonar systems.

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