Financial Comparison: Image Sensing Systems (ISNS) versus The Competition

Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ: ISNS) is one of 29 publicly-traded companies in the “Testing & Measuring Equipment” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Image Sensing Systems to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Image Sensing Systems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Image Sensing Systems 2.39% 7.05% 5.36%
Image Sensing Systems Competitors -4.91% 2.03% -0.79%

Volatility & Risk

Image Sensing Systems has a beta of 0.49, indicating that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Image Sensing Systems’ rivals have a beta of 0.82, indicating that their average share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

14.5% of Image Sensing Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.2% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Image Sensing Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Image Sensing Systems and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Image Sensing Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Image Sensing Systems Competitors 48 391 496 9 2.49

As a group, “Testing & Measuring Equipment” companies have a potential downside of 19.23%. Given Image Sensing Systems’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Image Sensing Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Image Sensing Systems and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Image Sensing Systems $12.79 million $550,999.00 69.01
Image Sensing Systems Competitors $481.50 million $95.49 million -3.35

Image Sensing Systems’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Image Sensing Systems. Image Sensing Systems is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Image Sensing Systems rivals beat Image Sensing Systems on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

Image Sensing Systems Company Profile

Image Sensing Systems, Inc. is a provider of software-based products and solutions for the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) industry. The Company develops and markets video and radar processing products for use in traffic, security, police and parking applications, such as intersection control, highway, bridge and tunnel traffic management, venue security, entry control and traffic data collection. The Company operates through two segments: Intersection and Highway. Video products are sold in the Intersection segment. Radar products are sold in the Highway segment. The Company’s family of products, which it markets as Autoscope video or video products (Autoscope) and RTMS radar or radar products (RTMS), provides end users with the tools that manage traffic flow and support driver safety. Its technology analyzes signals from sensors and transmits the information to management systems and controllers or directly to users.

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