Head-To-Head Analysis: AAC Technologies (AACAY) & Iteris (ITI)

Iteris (NASDAQ: ITI) and AAC Technologies (OTCMKTS:AACAY) are both 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Iteris and AAC Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Iteris $95.98 million 1.93 -$4.82 million ($0.08) -70.13
AAC Technologies $2.33 billion 7.51 $605.86 million N/A N/A

AAC Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Iteris.

Volatility & Risk

Iteris has a beta of -0.1, indicating that its share price is 110% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AAC Technologies has a beta of 0.22, indicating that its share price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Iteris and AAC Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iteris -4.32% -10.05% -6.41%
AAC Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Iteris and AAC Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iteris 0 0 4 0 3.00
AAC Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Iteris currently has a consensus price target of $9.13, suggesting a potential upside of 62.66%. Given Iteris’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Iteris is more favorable than AAC Technologies.

Dividends

AAC Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Iteris does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

34.0% of Iteris shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.3% of Iteris shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

AAC Technologies beats Iteris on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Iteris Company Profile

Iteris, Inc. provides intelligent information solutions to traffic management and global agribusiness markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Roadway Sensors, Transportation Systems, and Agriculture and Weather Analytics. The Roadway Sensors segment provides vehicle detection and information systems and products for traffic intersection control, incident detection, 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 used in traffic management systems; Vantage Vector video/radar hybrid product, an vehicle detection sensor with capabilities, including stop bar detection, advanced-zone detection, and sensing; Vantage systems equipped with smartcycle capability to differentiate between bicycles and other vehicles with a single video detection camera; VersiCam, an integrated camera and processor video detection system; VantageLive!, a cloud-based subscription service; and SmartSpan, PedTrax ,Velocity, VantageLive, and P-series products. The Transportation Systems segment offers transportation engineering and consulting services with a focus on the planning, design, development, and implementation of software-based systems that integrate sensors, video surveillance systems, computers, and communications equipment to enable public agencies to monitor, control, and direct traffic flow; assist in the dispatch of emergency crews; and distribute real-time information about traffic conditions. It offers iPeMS, a specialized transportation performance measurement and traffic analytics solution. The 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 precision agriculture solution. The company serves government agencies. Iteris, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

AAC Technologies Company Profile

AAC Technologies Holdings Inc., an investment holding company, provides micro-component solutions for communication and information technology consumer electronics worldwide. The company operates through Dynamic components, Haptics & Radio Frequency Mechanical Module, MEMS components, and Other Products segments. It engages in the research, development, manufacture, and sale of acoustic products, electronic components, tooling and precision components, and electronics related accessories. The company offers speakers, receivers, microphones, vibrators, VCMs, and lenses; solutions, such as integration, Deepbass speaker, LDS antenna, flexfilm/FPC-antenna, near field communication, and wireless power solutions; structural ceramics; precision components for acoustic products; and electroplating services. Its products are used in smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks, wearables, notebooks, and other consumer electronics products. The company was formerly known as AAC Acoustic Technologies Holdings Inc. and changed its name to AAC Technologies Holdings Inc. in May 2011. AAC Technologies Holdings Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

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