Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY) and Technical Communications (NASDAQ:TCCO) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Digital Ally and Technical Communications, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Digital Ally presently has a consensus target price of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 61.07%. Given Digital Ally’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Digital Ally is more favorable than Technical Communications.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
3.4% of Digital Ally shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.1% of Technical Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. 19.8% of Digital Ally shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 25.7% of Technical Communications shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Digital Ally has a beta of 3.09, suggesting that its stock price is 209% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Technical Communications has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Digital Ally and Technical Communications’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Technical Communications has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Digital Ally.
This table compares Digital Ally and Technical Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Digital Ally beats Technical Communications on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Digital Ally Company Profile
Digital Ally, Inc. produces and sells digital video imaging and storage products for use in law enforcement, security, and commercial applications in the United States and internationally. Its digital audio/video recording, storage, and other products include an in-car digital audio/video recorder that is contained in a rear view mirror for law enforcement vehicles and commercial fleets; and hands-free automatic activated body-worn cameras and in-car video systems, as well as provides its law enforcement customers with audio/video surveillance from multiple vantage points. The company also provides VuLink, an in-car device that enables an in-car and body worn digital audio/video camera system to automatically and simultaneously start recording; and Digital Ally, a suite of data management Web-based tools to assist fleet managers in the organization, archival, and management of videos and telematics information. In addition, its digital audio/video recording, storage, and other products comprise a miniature body-worn digital video system; VuVault.net, a law enforcement cloud storage solution, including cloud-based fleet management and driver monitoring/training applications; and FleetVU Manager, a Web-based software for commercial fleet tracking and monitoring. The company sells its products through direct sales and third-party distributors. Digital Ally, Inc. is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas.
Technical Communications Company Profile
Technical Communications Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, distributes, markets, and sells communications security devices, systems, and services worldwide. The company primarily provides voice, data, and fax, and voice networks. Its products include government systems, such as DSD 72A-SP military bulk encryptor, CSD 3324 SE telephone/fax encryptor, and the DSP 9000 radio encryption system, as well as the HSE 6000 squad radio headset and telephone encryptor for public safety special operations land mobile radio applications and for military applications. The company also provides secure office systems, such as CSD 4100 executive secure telephone and CipherTalk 8500 Internet protocol (IP)-based secure wireless phone. In addition, it offers network security systems comprising network encryption systems with KEYNET centralized key and device management for IP, SONET/SDH, and frame relay networks to secure data in transit from local area network to local area network and across wide area networks. The company's products are used to protect confidentiality in communications between radios, telephones, mobile phones, facsimile machines, and data network equipment over wires, fiber optic cables, radio waves, and microwave and satellite links. It serves various markets, including foreign and domestic governmental agencies, law enforcement and military agencies, telecommunications carriers, financial institutions, and multinational companies requiring protection of mission-critical information. The company sells directly to customers, original equipment manufacturers, and value-added resellers using its in-house sales force, as well as domestic and international representatives, consultants, and distributors. Technical Communications Corporation was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts.
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