Risk (George) Industries (RSKIA) versus Track Group (TRCK) Critical Analysis

Risk (George) Industries (OTCMKTS:RSKIA) and Track Group (OTCMKTS:TRCK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Risk (George) Industries and Track Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Risk (George) Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Track Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

Risk (George) Industries has a beta of 0.31, suggesting that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Track Group has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Risk (George) Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of Track Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Risk (George) Industries and Track Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Risk (George) Industries $11.93 million 3.40 $2.54 million N/A N/A
Track Group $29.73 million 0.31 -$4.72 million N/A N/A

Risk (George) Industries has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Track Group.

Profitability

This table compares Risk (George) Industries and Track Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Risk (George) Industries 20.17% 7.06% 6.37%
Track Group -19.72% 82.35% 7.35%

Dividends

Risk (George) Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Track Group does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Risk (George) Industries beats Track Group on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Risk (George) Industries

George Risk Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells various electronic components. It offers computer keyboards, push button switches, burglar alarm components and systems, pool alarms, thermostats, EZ duct wire covers, and water sensors, as well as door and window contact switches, environmental products, wire and cable installation tools, and proximity switches. The company's products are used for residential, commercial, industrial, and government installations. George Risk Industries, Inc. sells its products to security alarm distributors, alarm installers, original equipment manufacturers, and distributors of off-the-shelf keyboards of proprietary design worldwide. The company was incorporated in 1967 and is headquartered in Kimball, Nebraska.

About Track Group

Track Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets location tracking devices; and develops and sells various related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and monitoring applications. The company's products and services include a portfolio of hardware and software applications, including ReliAlert XC3, a GPS device that enables agencies to track offender movements and communicate directly with offenders through a patented on-board two/three-way voice communication technology; Shadow, an offender tracking device with 3G compliant; TrackerPAL, a cloud-based monitoring system; and TrackerPAL Mobile, a mobile application of the TrackerPAL software for android and iOS devices. It also provides data analytics services; BACtrack, a smartphone-based remote alcohol monitoring system; SecureCuff steel bands; and Beacon, a self-contained and short-range transmitting station that provides a radio frequency signal communicating with assigned offender GPS devices, as well as product support services. Track Group, Inc. sells its products primarily in the United States, Latin American countries, and the Caribbean countries. The company was formerly known as SecureAlert, Inc. and changed its name to Track Group, Inc. in May 2015. Track Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois.

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