Head to Head Review: Iteris (ITI) vs. Risk (George) Industries (RSKIA)

Iteris (NASDAQ:ITI) and Risk (George) Industries (OTCMKTS:RSKIA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Iteris and Risk (George) Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Iteris $103.73 million 1.36 -$3.52 million ($0.04) -106.00
Risk (George) Industries $11.93 million 3.37 $2.54 million N/A N/A

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

Risk & Volatility

Iteris has a beta of 0.21, meaning that its share price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Risk (George) Industries has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Iteris and Risk (George) Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iteris 0 0 3 0 3.00
Risk (George) Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

Iteris presently has a consensus target price of $9.25, indicating a potential upside of 118.16%. Given Iteris’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Iteris is more favorable than Risk (George) Industries.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iteris -4.93% -8.76% -5.50%
Risk (George) Industries 20.17% 7.06% 6.37%

Dividends

Risk (George) Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Iteris does not pay a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

33.9% of Iteris shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Risk (George) Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Iteris shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Risk (George) Industries beats Iteris on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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.

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