Reviewing Know Labs (KNWN) & Geospace Technologies (GEOS)

Know Labs (OTCMKTS:KNWN) and Geospace Technologies (NASDAQ:GEOS) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Know Labs has a beta of 3.34, meaning that its share price is 234% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Geospace Technologies has a beta of 1.88, meaning that its share price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Know Labs and Geospace Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Know Labs 0 0 0 0 N/A
Geospace Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00

Geospace Technologies has a consensus price target of $17.25, indicating a potential upside of 26.19%. Given Geospace Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Geospace Technologies is more favorable than Know Labs.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Know Labs and Geospace Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Know Labs $4.30 million 6.78 -$3.25 million N/A N/A
Geospace Technologies $75.75 million 2.46 -$19.21 million N/A N/A

Know Labs has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Geospace Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Know Labs and Geospace Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Know Labs -95.27% N/A -217.38%
Geospace Technologies -19.73% -8.81% -7.96%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Know Labs shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.5% of Geospace Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 27.3% of Know Labs shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.9% of Geospace Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Geospace Technologies beats Know Labs on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Know Labs

Know Labs, Inc., develops, markets, and sells proprietary technology solution for authenticating or diagnosing substances or materials. Its proprietary platform technologies include ChromaID and Bio-RFID technologies that utilizes electromagnetic energy along the electromagnetic spectrum to perform analytics, which allow the user to identify, authenticate, and diagnose materials and substances. The company, through its subsidiary TransTech Systems, Inc., distributes products for employee and personnel identification and authentication. 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.

About Geospace Technologies

Geospace Technologies Corp. designs and manufactures instruments and equipment used in the oil and gas industry for acquisition and processing of seismic data. It operates through the following business segments: Oil &Gas Markets, Adjacent Markets and Emerging Markets. The Oil & Gas Markets segments products include wireless seismic data acquisition systems, reservoir characterization products and services, and traditional seismic exploration products such as geophones, hydrophones, leader wire, connectors, cables, marine streamer retrieval and steering devices and various other seismic products. The Adjacent Markets segment leverage upon existing manufacturing facilities and engineering capabilities. The Emerging Markets segment consists of recent acquisition of Quantum. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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