Financial Contrast: COPsync (COYNQ) versus Cisco Systems (CSCO)

COPsync (OTCMKTS:COYNQ) and Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.5% of Cisco Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 22.3% of COPsync shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Cisco Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares COPsync and Cisco Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
COPsync N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cisco Systems $49.33 billion 4.54 $110.00 million $2.34 19.85

Cisco Systems has higher revenue and earnings than COPsync.

Dividends

Cisco Systems pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. COPsync does not pay a dividend. Cisco Systems pays out 56.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cisco Systems has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares COPsync and Cisco Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
COPsync N/A N/A N/A
Cisco Systems 2.52% 25.58% 10.33%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for COPsync and Cisco Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
COPsync 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cisco Systems 0 5 23 0 2.82

Cisco Systems has a consensus price target of $50.23, suggesting a potential upside of 8.16%. Given Cisco Systems’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cisco Systems is more favorable than COPsync.

Summary

Cisco Systems beats COPsync on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About COPsync

COPsync, Inc. operates a real-time law enforcement mobile data information system in the United States. It provides COPsync Network, a software as a service, which enables patrol officers to collect, report, and share critical data in real-time at the point of incident and obtain instant access to various local, state, and federal law enforcement databases. The company's COPsync Network service also enables officers to electronically write tickets; process DUI and other arrests; and document accidents and other incidents, as well as allows dispatchers and officers to send be on the lookout and other alerts of child kidnappings, robberies, car thefts, police pursuits, and other crimes in progress to officers on the COPsync Network. In addition, it offers COPsync911, an emergency threat notification service; VidTac, an in-vehicle software-driven video camera system for law enforcement and fire departments; WARRANTsync, a statewide misdemeanor warrant clearing database; and COURTsync, a court security and efficiency application. The company sells its products and services through direct sales channels, and distributors and resellers. COPsync, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Addison, Texas. On September 29, 2017, COPsync, Inc. filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

About Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. The company offers switching products; routing products that interconnect public and private wireline and mobile networks; data center products; and wireless access points for use in voice, video, and data applications. It also provides collaboration products comprising unified communications, TelePresence, and conferencing, as well as the Internet of Things and analytics software. In addition, the company offers security products, including network and data center security, advanced threat protection, Web and email security, access and policy, unified threat management, advisory, integration, and managed services; and other products, such as service provider video software and solutions, and cloud and system management products. Further, it offers technical support services and advanced services; and hyperconvergence software, cloud calling and contact center solutions, and AI-driven relationship intelligence platform. The company serves businesses of various sizes, public institutions, governments, and service providers. It sells its products directly, as well as through channel partners, such as systems integrators, service providers, other resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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