Know Labs (KNWN) & Trimble (TRMB) Critical Comparison

Know Labs (OTCMKTS:KNWN) and Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Know Labs and Trimble’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Know Labs $4.87 million 11.95 -$3.90 million N/A N/A
Trimble $2.65 billion 3.61 $121.10 million $1.28 29.77

Trimble has higher revenue and earnings than Know Labs.

Risk & Volatility

Know Labs has a beta of 1.79, indicating that its share price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Trimble has a beta of 2.42, indicating that its share price is 142% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Know Labs and Trimble, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Know Labs 0 0 0 0 N/A
Trimble 0 2 5 0 2.71

Trimble has a consensus target price of $44.75, indicating a potential upside of 17.02%. Given Trimble’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Trimble is more favorable than Know Labs.

Profitability

This table compares Know Labs and Trimble’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Know Labs -66.64% N/A -228.08%
Trimble 5.32% 16.21% 8.29%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.3% of Trimble shares are held by institutional investors. 27.3% of Know Labs shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Trimble shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Trimble beats Know Labs on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Know Labs Company Profile

Know Labs, Inc., develops, markets, and sells proprietary technology solution for identification, authentication, and diagnosis. It offers ChromaID Lab Kit, which scans and identifies solid surfaces targeting various markets, including commercial paint manufacturers, pharmaceutical equipment manufacturers, process control companies, currency paper and ink manufacturers, security cards, cosmetic companies, scanner manufactures, and food processing companies. The company, through its subsidiary TransTech Systems, Inc., distributes products for employee and personnel identification. The company was formerly known as Visualant, Incorporated and changed its name to Know Labs, Inc. in May 2018. Know Labs, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Trimble Company Profile

Trimble Inc. provides technology solutions that enable professionals and field mobile workers to enhance or transform their work processes worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Buildings and Infrastructure, Geospatial, Resources and Utilities, and Transportation. The Buildings and Infrastructure segment offers field and office software for route selection and design; systems to guide and control construction equipment; systems to monitor, track, and manage assets, equipment, and workers; software to share and communicate data; 3D conceptual design and modeling software; building information modeling software; integrated site layout and measurement systems; applications for sub-contractors and trades; integrated workplace management services software; capital program and facility management solutions; field based data collection systems; and communication systems and back-office software. This segment serves architects, engineers, contractors, owners, and operators. The Geospatial segment provides surveying and geospatial products and services to the construction, engineering, mining, oil and gas, energy and utilities, government, and land management sectors; and geographic information systems. The Resources and Utilities segment offers precision agriculture products and services that consist of guidance and positioning systems, automated and variable-rate application and technology systems, and information management solutions primarily to customers working in agriculture, forestry, and utilities. The Transportation segment offers solutions under the Trimble, PeopleNet, GEOTrac, TMW, and ALK Technologies brands to customers working in transportation, including transportation and logistics, automotive, rail, and field service management. The company was formerly known as Trimble Navigation Limited and changed its name to Trimble Inc. in October 2016. Trimble Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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