Autoscope Technologies (NASDAQ:AATC – Get Rating) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Autoscope Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and valuation.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
18.4% of Autoscope Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.6% of Autoscope Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of shares of all “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Autoscope Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Autoscope Technologies Competitors||-3,288.70%||4.83%||1.80%|
Volatility & Risk
Autoscope Technologies has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autoscope Technologies’ competitors have a beta of 1.03, meaning that their average stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Autoscope Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.0%. Autoscope Technologies pays out 228.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.8% and pay out 25.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Autoscope Technologies and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Autoscope Technologies Competitors||154||692||956||28||2.47|
As a group, “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 24.26%. Given Autoscope Technologies’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Autoscope Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Autoscope Technologies and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Autoscope Technologies||$13.24 million||$2.30 million||28.52|
|Autoscope Technologies Competitors||$2.66 billion||$435.24 million||11.55|
Autoscope Technologies’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Autoscope Technologies. Autoscope Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
About Autoscope Technologies (Get Rating)
Autoscope Technologies Corporation develops and markets video and radar processing products for use in intersection control, highway, bridge and tunnel traffic management, and traffic data collection applications in the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. It operates in two segments, Intersection and Highway. The company provides Autoscope video systems that process video input from a traffic scene in real time and extracts the traffic data, including vehicle presence, bicycle presence/differentiation, counts, speed, length, time occupancy, turning movements, and flow rate; and RTMS radar systems that use radar to measure vehicle presence, volume, occupancy, speed, and classification information for roadway monitoring applications. It also offers IntellitraffiQ software that provides traffic measurement and data collection across large and small areas. The company markets and sells its products to end users comprising federal, state, city, and county departments of transportation, port, highway, tunnel, and other transportation authorities, as well as system integrators or other suppliers of systems and services who are operating under subcontracts in connection with road construction contracts. Autoscope Technologies Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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