Analyzing Reliability (RLBY) & Data I/O (DAIO)

Reliability (OTCMKTS:RLBY) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Reliability and Data I/O’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Reliability N/A N/A -$20,000.00 N/A N/A
Data I/O $34.05 million 1.48 $5.44 million N/A N/A

Data I/O has higher revenue and earnings than Reliability.

Risk and Volatility

Reliability has a beta of 1.17, meaning that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Data I/O has a beta of 1.41, meaning that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Reliability and Data I/O’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Reliability N/A N/A -312.71%
Data I/O 8.47% 8.68% 6.61%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Reliability and Data I/O, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Reliability 0 0 0 0 N/A
Data I/O 0 0 2 0 3.00

Data I/O has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 84.25%. Given Data I/O’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Data I/O is more favorable than Reliability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Reliability shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.3% of Data I/O shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of Reliability shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.6% of Data I/O shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Data I/O beats Reliability on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Reliability

Reliability Incorporated does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire, or identify a merger partner or other business combination. Previously, the company was involved in the design, manufacture, marketing, and support of high performance equipment used to test and condition integrated circuits. Reliability Incorporated was incorporated in 1953 and is based in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.

About Data I/O

Data I/O Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells programming systems and services for electronic device manufacturers in the United States, Europe, and internationally. Its programming system products are used to program integrated circuits (ICs) with the specific data necessary for the ICs. The company provides PSV handlers off-line automated programming systems; and RoadRunner and RoadRunner3 series handlers, an in-line automated programming systems. It also offers SentriX, a security provisioning system; LumenX Programmer; non-automated programming systems, such as FlashPAK III programmer; and Unifamily programmers, an off-line, low volume, and engineering non-automated system. In addition, the company provides hardware support, system installation and repair, and device programming services. It markets and sells its products to original equipment manufacturers in automotive and consumer electronics, and industrial/Internet of things and their electronic manufacturing service contract manufacturers through direct sales, internal telesales, and indirect sales representatives and distributors. Data I/O Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

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