Iteris (ITI) vs. The Competition Head to Head Survey

Iteris (NASDAQ: ITI) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Iteris to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Iteris and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iteris 0 0 3 0 3.00
Iteris Competitors 96 356 625 58 2.57

Iteris currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 89.13%. As a group, “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 12.75%. Given Iteris’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Iteris is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

33.6% of Iteris shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.8% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Iteris shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.6% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Iteris has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Iteris’ competitors have a beta of 1.70, suggesting that their average share price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Iteris and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Iteris $103.73 million -$3.52 million -105.75
Iteris Competitors $352.61 million $42.66 million -20.53

Iteris’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Iteris. Iteris is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Iteris and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iteris -7.93% -9.92% -6.16%
Iteris Competitors -16.09% 4.68% -1.79%

Summary

Iteris competitors beat Iteris on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Iteris

Iteris, Inc. provides intelligent transportation systems technology solutions worldwide. The company's Roadway Sensors segment provides vehicle detection sensors and systems for traffic intersection management, communication systems, and roadway traffic data collection applications. Its products include Vantage detection system to detect vehicle presence at intersections, as well as vehicle count, speed, and other traffic data; Vantage Vector video/radar hybrid product, an vehicle detection sensor; and VantageLive!, a cloud-based platform; and Vantage systems equipped with smartcycle capability to differentiate between bicycles and other vehicles with a single video detection camera. This segment also offers The SmartCycle Bike Indicator; Vantage systems with the PedTrax capability, which provides bi-directional counting and speed tracking of pedestrians; VersiCam, an integrated camera and processor video detection system; and VantageNext, VantagePegasus, VantageRadius, Velocity, SmartCycle, SmartSpan, and P-series products. Its Transportation Systems segment offers transportation engineering and consulting services with a focus on the planning, design, development, and implementation of software-based ITS systems that integrate sensors, video surveillance systems, computers, and communications equipment; and distributes real-time information about traffic conditions. This segment offers iPeMS, a transportation performance measurement and traffic analytics solution. The company's Agriculture and Weather Analytics segment offers ClearPath Weather management tools that allow users to create solutions to meet roadway maintenance decision needs; and ClearAg, a agriculture solution. The company serves smart transportation, digital agriculture, municipalities, government agencies, crop science companies, farmers, and agronomists. Iteris, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

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