Know Labs (OTCMKTS:KNWN) vs. Cemtrex (OTCMKTS:CETX) Critical Analysis

Know Labs (OTCMKTS:KNWN) and Cemtrex (NASDAQ:CETX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Know Labs has a beta of 2.99, suggesting that its share price is 199% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cemtrex has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Know Labs and Cemtrex, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Know Labs 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cemtrex 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of Know Labs shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.8% of Cemtrex shares are held by institutional investors. 27.3% of Know Labs shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 29.8% of Cemtrex 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.


This table compares Know Labs and Cemtrex’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Know Labs -172.55% N/A -159.14%
Cemtrex N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Know Labs and Cemtrex’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Know Labs $4.30 million 5.82 -$3.25 million N/A N/A
Cemtrex $89.93 million 0.04 -$9.24 million N/A N/A

Know Labs has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Cemtrex.


Cemtrex beats Know Labs on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Know Labs Company Profile

Know Labs, Inc., develops, markets, and sells proprietary technology solution for authenticating or diagnosing substances or materials. Its proprietary platform technologies include ChromaID and Bio-RFID technologies that utilizes electromagnetic energy along the electromagnetic spectrum to perform analytics, which allow the user to identify, authenticate, and diagnose materials and substances. The company, through its subsidiary TransTech Systems, Inc., distributes products for employee and personnel identification and authentication. 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 based in Seattle, Washington.

Cemtrex Company Profile

Cemtrex, Inc. primarily provides electronic manufacturing services. The company operates through three segments: Advanced Technologies, Electronics Manufacturing, and Industrial Technology. The Advanced Technologies segment provides SmartDesk, an IoT product for the desktop PC market; and related white glove installation, extended warranties, and accessories directly to consumers, as well as through value added resellers for enterprises. This segment also offers design and development solutions to create impactful experiences for mobiles, Web, virtual and augmented reality, wearables, and televisions; and security and video surveillance systems, as well as develops various applications for virtual and augmented reality markets. The Electronics Manufacturing segment provides end to end electronic manufacturing services, including product design and sustaining engineering, printed circuit board assembly and production, cabling and wire harnessing, systems integration, and comprehensive testing services; and assembled electronic products to OEMs. This segment also designs, develops, manufactures, and sells interconnects and cable assemblies; and provides software development services for mobile, Web, virtual reality, and PC applications. The Industrial Technology segment offers single-source services for rigging, millwrighting, in plant maintenance, equipment erection, relocation, and disassembly; and sells a range of air filtration and environmental control products to various industries, such as chemical, cement, steel, food, construction, mining, and petrochemical. Cemtrex, Inc. operates in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as Diversified American Holding, Inc. and changed its name to Cemtrex, Inc. in December 2004. Cemtrex, Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Long Island City, New York.

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