Comparing Know Labs (KNWN) and The Competition

Know Labs (OTCMKTS:KNWNGet Rating) is one of 28 public companies in the “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Know Labs to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.6% of Know Labs shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 44.0% of Know Labs shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of shares of all “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Know Labs and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Know Labs 0 0 1 0 3.00
Know Labs Competitors 154 692 956 28 2.47

Know Labs currently has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 379.45%. As a group, “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 23.73%. Given Know Labs’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Know Labs is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Know Labs and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Know Labs N/A -968.13% -192.31%
Know Labs Competitors -3,288.70% 4.83% 1.80%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Know Labs and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Know Labs $120,000.00 -$25.36 million -1.82
Know Labs Competitors $2.66 billion $435.24 million 11.55

Know Labs’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Know Labs. Know Labs is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Know Labs has a beta of 3.05, indicating that its stock price is 205% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Know Labs’ peers have a beta of 1.03, indicating that their average stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Know Labs peers beat Know Labs on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Know Labs Company Profile (Get Rating)

Know Labs, Inc. focuses on the development and commercialization of proprietary technologies in the United States. Its technology uses spectroscopy to direct electromagnetic energy through a substance or material to capture a molecular signature. The company refers to its technology as Bio-RFID. The Bio-RFID technology can be integrated into various wearable, mobile, or bench-top form factors. Its first application of Bio-RFID technology is a product marketed as a glucose monitor that provide the user with real time information on their blood glucose levels. The company was formerly known as Visualant, Incorporated and changed its name to Know Labs, Inc. in May 2018. Know Labs, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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