Head to Head Contrast: IKONICS (IKNX) vs. Boxlight (BOXL)

IKONICS (NASDAQ:IKNX) and Boxlight (NASDAQ:BOXL) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.


This table compares IKONICS and Boxlight’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IKONICS 1.54% 2.12% 1.58%
Boxlight N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares IKONICS and Boxlight’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IKONICS $17.24 million 1.14 -$220,000.00 N/A N/A
Boxlight $25.74 million 0.71 -$6.53 million ($1.34) -1.34

IKONICS has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Boxlight.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.0% of IKONICS shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.7% of Boxlight shares are held by institutional investors. 24.3% of IKONICS shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.7% of Boxlight shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for IKONICS and Boxlight, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IKONICS 0 0 0 0 N/A
Boxlight 0 0 1 0 3.00

Boxlight has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 402.79%. Given Boxlight’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Boxlight is more favorable than IKONICS.


IKONICS beats Boxlight on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.


IKONICS Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells photosensitive liquids and films for screen printing, awards and recognition, and dye sublimation markets primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates through five segments: Domestic, Export, IKONICS Imaging, Digital Texturing Technology, and Advanced Material Solutions. The company sells screen printing films, emulsions, and inkjet receptive films to distributors; and photo resistant films, art supplies, glass, metal medium, and related abrasive etching equipment to end user customers. It also provides sound deadening technology to the aerospace industry; products and services for etched composites, ceramics, glass, and silicon wafers; and products related to proprietary inkjet technology used for mold texturing and prototyping. The company markets and sells its products directly, as well as through domestic and international distributors, magazine advertising, trade shows, and Internet. IKONICS Corporation also exports its products to North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The company was formerly known as The Chromaline Corporation and changed its name to IKONICS Corporation in December 2002. IKONICS Corporation was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota.

About Boxlight

Boxlight Corporation, a visual display technology company, sells educational products for the learning market in the United States and internationally. The company designs, produces, and distributes a range of interactive classroom technology products primarily targeted at the K-12 education market. Its products include interactive projectors, interactive flat panel displays, interactive touch projectors, touchboards, and MimioTeach that could turn any whiteboard interactive; and accessory document cameras, teacher pads for remote control, and assessment systems. The company also offers MimioStudio instructional software that enables the creation, editing, and presentation of interactive instructional lessons and activities; and MimioMobile, a software accessory for MimioStudio. In addition, it offers interactive touch tables and whiteboards; and peripherals and accessories, such as amplified speaker systems, mobile carts, installation accessories, and wall-mount accessories for interactive and standard projectors, and LED flat panels. Further, the company distributes interactive projectors and interactive LED flat panels; and science, technology, engineering, and math data logging products. The company was formerly known as Logical Choice Corporation. Boxlight Corporation was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

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