Comparing Vislink Technologies (NASDAQ:VISL) and PowerFleet (NASDAQ:PWFL)

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Vislink Technologies and PowerFleet, as reported by MarketBeat.

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

PowerFleet has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 113.14%. Given PowerFleet’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe PowerFleet is more favorable than Vislink Technologies.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Vislink Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.9% of PowerFleet shares are held by institutional investors. 10.3% of Vislink Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.6% of PowerFleet shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Vislink Technologies and PowerFleet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vislink Technologies -46.58% -128.09% -35.79%
PowerFleet -16.63% -11.60% -5.55%

Volatility and Risk

Vislink Technologies has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PowerFleet has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Vislink Technologies and PowerFleet’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vislink Technologies $38.29 million 0.12 -$14.87 million N/A N/A
PowerFleet $53.06 million 1.96 -$5.81 million ($0.22) -25.59

PowerFleet has higher revenue and earnings than Vislink Technologies.

Summary

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

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.

About PowerFleet

There is no company description available for PowerFleet Inc.

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