Shotspotter (NASDAQ: SSTI) and Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Shotspotter and Fair Isaac’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Shotspotter||$23.76 million||8.87||-$9.98 million||($1.05)||-20.81|
|Fair Isaac||$932.17 million||5.74||$128.25 million||$3.83||46.50|
This table compares Shotspotter and Fair Isaac’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Shotspotter and Fair Isaac, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Shotspotter currently has a consensus target price of $25.67, suggesting a potential upside of 17.47%. Fair Isaac has a consensus target price of $163.00, suggesting a potential downside of 8.47%. Given Shotspotter’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Shotspotter is more favorable than Fair Isaac.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
42.5% of Shotspotter shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.9% of Fair Isaac shares are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Fair Isaac shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Fair Isaac beats Shotspotter on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
ShotSpotter, Inc. is engaged in designing and delivering gunfire alert and analysis solutions. The Company offers its software solutions on a SaaS-based subscription model. It has one operating segment with one business activity, providing gunshot detection systems. Its safety solutions include ShotSpotter Flex, ShotSpotter (SST) SecureCampus and ShotSpotter SiteSecure. ShotSpotter Flex is an outdoor public safety solution, serves cities and municipalities seeking to identify, locate and deter persistent a real-time gunshot detection system into their policing systems. SST SecureCampus is integrates its indoor and outdoor solutions in order to help the law enforcement and security personnel serving universities, colleges and other educational institutions. ShotSpotter SiteSecure is integrates its indoor and outdoor solutions for customers such as corporations trying to safeguard their facilities and public agencies focused on protecting critical infrastructure.
About Fair Isaac
Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is a provider of analytic, software and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate and connect decisions. The Company operates through three segments: Applications, Scores and Decision Management Software. The Applications segment includes pre-configured decision management applications designed for a specific type of business problem or process, such as marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collections and insurance claims management. The Scores segment includes business-to-business scoring solutions and services, business-to-consumer scoring solutions and services, including myFICO solutions for consumers. The Decision Management Software segment consists of analytic and decision management software tools that clients can use to create their own custom decision management applications, its new FICO Decision Management Suite, as well as associated professional services.
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