Comparing Costar Technologies (CSTI) & NXT-ID (NXTD)

Costar Technologies (OTCMKTS:CSTI) and NXT-ID (NASDAQ:NXTD) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Costar Technologies has a beta of 0.38, indicating that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NXT-ID has a beta of -3.75, indicating that its share price is 475% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Costar Technologies and NXT-ID’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Costar Technologies $38.56 million 0.40 $630,000.00 N/A N/A
NXT-ID $23.31 million 1.05 -$8.26 million N/A N/A

Costar Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than NXT-ID.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Costar Technologies and NXT-ID, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Costar Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
NXT-ID 0 0 2 0 3.00

NXT-ID has a consensus target price of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 362.01%. Given NXT-ID’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NXT-ID is more favorable than Costar Technologies.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

14.5% of Costar Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.8% of NXT-ID shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.9% of Costar Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.3% of NXT-ID shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Costar Technologies and NXT-ID’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Costar Technologies N/A N/A N/A
NXT-ID -31.23% -31.14% -12.56%


Costar Technologies beats NXT-ID on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Costar Technologies Company Profile

Costar Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes a range of security solution products for the video surveillance and machine vision markets in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Costar Video Systems, CohuHD Costar, and Other. Its products include video management software, surveillance cameras, network video recorders, and digital video recorders; monitors, lenses, cables, lighting products, and other video and electronic accessories; and camera mounts and data storage devices. The company provides its solutions for financial institutions, educational facilities, retail stores, manufacturing plants, highways, government buildings, military bases, borders, and other applications. The company was formerly known as Sielox, Inc. and changed its name to Costar Technologies, Inc. in October 2011. Costar Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Coppell, Texas.

NXT-ID Company Profile

Nxt-ID, Inc., a security technology company, engages in the development of products and solutions for security, healthcare, financial technology, and Internet of Things (IoT) markets. It offers non-monitored and monitored personal emergency response systems (PERS), including landline and cell-based options; the Fit Pay Trusted Payment Manager Platform (TPMP) that provides IoT and wearable devices with contactless payment capabilities and full digital wallet functionality; World Ventures Flye SmartCard, a smartcard customized for WorldVentures, the travel company; and Fit Pay General Purpose Reloadable Mastercard, which offers prepaid capabilities on wearable devices connected to the TPMP. The company also offers Flip, a new contactless payment device that will enable cryptocurrency holders to use the value of their currency to make purchases at millions of retail locations; Wi-Mag that allows users to make payments at most POS terminals; and SmartPay with the ability to make payments by dynamic magnetic stripe or through interacting with a terminal through EMV, NFC, or barcode functionality on various devices. The company sells its products through dealers and distributors. It has a strategic alliance agreement with QubeChain LLC for the development and marketing of blockchain-based technology solutions in the healthcare, payments, and other strategic markets. Under the Agreement, the companies will jointly offer technology products and solutions from both companies to their respective customer bases and collaborate to pursue new market opportunities. Nxt-ID, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in Melbourne, Florida.

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