Face to face: Autoscope Technologies (AATC) and its competitors
Autoscope Technologies (NASDAQ:AATC – Get Rating) is one of 28 public companies in the “Measurement and Control Devices, Not Elsewhere Classified” industry, but how does it stand out from its peers? We will compare Autoscope Technologies to similar companies based on its risk strength, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
Valuation and benefits
This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Autoscope Technologies and its peers.
|Gross revenue||Net revenue||Price/earnings ratio|
|Autoscope Technologies||$13.24 million||$2.30 million||27.52|
|Competitors of Autoscope Technologies||$2.66 billion||$435.24 million||11:42|
Autoscope Technologies peers have higher revenues and profits than Autoscope Technologies. Autoscope Technologies trades at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Autoscope Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.3%. Autoscope Technologies pays 228.6% of its earnings as a dividend, suggesting it may not have enough earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, the “Measuring and Control Devices, Not Elsewhere Classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.8% and pay out 25.2% of their profits as a dividend.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Autoscope Technologies and its peers.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
|Competitors of Autoscope Technologies||-3,288.70%||4.83%||1.80%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommendations for Autoscope Technologies and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
|Autoscope Technologies||0||0||0||0||N / A|
|Competitors of Autoscope Technologies||154||691||955||28||2.47|
As a group, the “Measuring and Control Devices, Not Elsewhere Classified” companies have an upside potential of 22.65%. Given that Autoscope Technologies peers have higher upside potential, analysts clearly believe that Autoscope Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
18.4% of Autoscope Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. In comparison, 61.0% of the shares of all “Measurement and control devices, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.6% of Autoscope Technologies shares are held by insiders. By comparison, 16.1% of the shares of all “Measuring and Control Devices, Not Elsewhere Classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large fund managers, and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Autoscope Technologies has a beta of 0.9, which means its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autoscope Technologies’ peers have a beta of 1.03, which means their average price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. .
Autoscope Technologies Company Profile (Get a 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 Asia-Pacific, Europe, in the Middle East and North America. It operates in two segments, Intersection and Highway. The company provides Autoscope video systems that process video input of a real-time traffic scene and extract traffic data, including vehicle presence, bicycle presence/differentiation, counts, speed, length, time occupancy, turning movements and flow; and RTMS radar systems that use radar to measure vehicle presence, volume, occupancy, speed, and classification information for pavement monitoring applications. It also offers the IntellitraffiQ software which can measure traffic and collect data on large and small areas. The Company markets and sells its products to end users including federal, state, municipal and county departments of transportation, ports, highways, tunnels and other transportation authorities, as well as systems integrators or other system and service providers who operate under subcontracts under road construction contracts. Autoscope Technologies Corporation was founded in 1984 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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