Critical Contrast: xG Technology (XGTI) vs. Vislink Technologies (VISL)

Vislink Technologies (NASDAQ:VISL) and xG Technology (NASDAQ:XGTI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Vislink Technologies and xG Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vislink Technologies -39.99% -52.54% -19.52%
xG Technology -59.22% -117.24% -47.50%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Vislink Technologies and xG Technology’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vislink Technologies $38.29 million 0.15 -$14.87 million ($0.31) -0.99
xG Technology $47.82 million 0.12 -$10.54 million N/A N/A

xG Technology has higher revenue and earnings than Vislink Technologies.

Risk and Volatility

Vislink Technologies has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, xG Technology has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.7% of Vislink Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.9% of xG Technology shares are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of Vislink Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.7% of xG Technology shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Vislink Technologies and xG Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vislink Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
xG Technology 0 0 1 0 3.00

xG Technology has a consensus price target of $1.00, indicating a potential upside of 224.36%. Given xG Technology’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe xG Technology is more favorable than Vislink Technologies.

Summary

Vislink Technologies beats xG Technology on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Vislink Technologies Company Profile

Vislink Technologies, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and deployment of end-to-end live video communications solutions worldwide. The company designs, develops, and distributes TV news and broadcast microwave video systems under the IMT brand for broadcast, sports/entertainment/education, public safety, and defense markets, as well as provides engineering, integration, installation and commissioning services. It also designs and manufactures airborne products, amplifiers, antennas, cellular and wireless camera systems, encoders/decoders, microwave point to point, on-boards, receivers, satellite communication products, transmitters, and associated amplifier items under the Vislink brand to broadcasters, network owners and station groups, sports and live broadcasters, hosted service providers, and defense agencies and organizations, as well as metropolitan, regional, and national law enforcement agencies. The company was formerly known as xG Technology, Inc. and changed its name to Vislink Technologies, Inc. in February 2019. Vislink Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Hackettstown, New Jersy.

xG Technology Company Profile

xG Technology, Inc. designs, develops, and delivers advanced wireless communications solutions in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and rest of world. Its business lines include the brands of Integrated Microwave Technologies LLC (IMT) and Vislink Communication Systems (VCS). IMT develops, manufactures, and sells microwave communications equipment utilizing COFDM (Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) technology, a transmission technique that combines encoding technology with OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) modulation to provide the low latency and high image clarity required for real-time live broadcasting video transmissions. The company develops integrated solutions that deliver video footage captured from aerial and ground-based sources to fixed and mobile receiver locations. VCS designs and manufactures products encompassing microwave radio components, satellite communication, cellular and wireless camera systems, and associated amplifier items for broadcast and media, law enforcement, public safety, and surveillance markets. It provides broadcast communication links for the collection of live news and sports and entertainment events for national broadcasters, multi-channel broadcasters, network owners and station groups, sports and live broadcasters, and hosted service providers; and secure video communications and mission-critical solutions for law enforcement, defense, and homeland security applications. The company markets its products through sales channels, including direct-to-end customer sales, network group sales, reseller/integrators, and original equipment manufacturers. xG Technology, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida.

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