Financial Analysis: Napco Security Technologies (NSSC) & Vislink Technologies (VISL)

Napco Security Technologies (NASDAQ:NSSC) and Vislink Technologies (NASDAQ:VISL) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Napco Security Technologies and Vislink Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Napco Security Technologies 11.12% 17.34% 14.52%
Vislink Technologies -39.80% -74.92% -24.68%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Napco Security Technologies and Vislink Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Napco Security Technologies $91.75 million 5.37 $7.64 million $0.41 65.10
Vislink Technologies $38.29 million 0.08 -$14.87 million N/A N/A

Napco Security Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Vislink Technologies.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

36.1% of Napco Security Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.5% of Vislink Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 38.1% of Napco Security Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of Vislink Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Napco Security Technologies and Vislink Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Napco Security Technologies 0 0 2 0 3.00
Vislink Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Napco Security Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $23.66, indicating a potential downside of 11.37%. Given Napco Security Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Napco Security Technologies is more favorable than Vislink Technologies.

Risk & Volatility

Napco Security Technologies has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vislink Technologies has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Napco Security Technologies beats Vislink Technologies on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Napco Security Technologies

Napco Security Technologies, Inc. manufactures and sells security products and software worldwide. The company offers access control systems, door security products, intrusion and fire alarm systems, and video surveillance systems for commercial, residential, institutional, industrial, and governmental applications. Its access control systems include various types of identification readers, control panels, PC-based computers, and electronically activated door-locking devices; and door locking devices comprise microprocessor-based electronic door locks with push button, card readers and bio-metric operation, door alarms, mechanical door locks, and simple dead bolt locks. The company's alarm systems include automatic communicators, cellular communication devices, control panels, combination control panels/digital communicators and digital keypad systems, fire alarm control panels, and area detectors; and video surveillance systems comprise video cameras, control panels, video monitors, or PCs. It also buys and resells various identification readers, video cameras, PC-based computers, and peripheral equipment for access control and video surveillance systems; and markets peripheral and related equipment manufactured by other companies. The company markets and sells its products primarily to independent distributors, dealers, and installers of security equipment. Napco Security Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Amityville, New York.

About Vislink Technologies

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.

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