ADT (NYSE: ADT) and NXT-ID (NASDAQ:NXTD) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This table compares ADT and NXT-ID’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for ADT and NXT-ID, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
ADT presently has a consensus price target of $15.88, indicating a potential upside of 81.43%. NXT-ID has a consensus price target of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 220.86%. Given NXT-ID’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NXT-ID is more favorable than ADT.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares ADT and NXT-ID’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ADT||$4.32 billion||1.52||$342.62 million||($0.35)||-25.00|
|NXT-ID||$23.31 million||1.95||-$12.75 million||N/A||N/A|
ADT has higher revenue and earnings than NXT-ID.
ADT pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. NXT-ID does not pay a dividend. ADT pays out -40.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ADT has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
3.1% of NXT-ID shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of ADT shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 19.2% of NXT-ID shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
ADT beats NXT-ID on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
ADT Company Profile
ADT Inc. is a provider of monitored security, interactive home and business automation and related monitoring services in the United States and Canada. The Company offers a range of products home security systems, home automation, security cameras, fire, home and safety, and monitoring services. It also offers residential, commercial, and multi-site customers a comprehensive set of burglary, video, access control, fire and smoke alarm, and medical alert solutions. Its 24/7 monitoring capabilities are enabled by 12 monitoring centers.
NXT-ID Company Profile
Nxt-ID, Inc., a security technology company, engages in the development of products and solutions for security, healthcare, finance, and Internet of Things (IoT) markets. It offers World Ventures SmartCard, a smartcard customized for WorldVentures, a travel company with approximately 500,000 members; and develops NXT SmartPay, a standalone solution with the ability to make payments on various devices through magnetic stripes, as well as through interaction with a terminal through EMC, near field communication (NFC), or barcode functionality. The company also provides Wi-Mag, an antenna and payment technology solution that is embedded in a mobile device to make wireless payments at various point-of sale terminals, which do not require NFC or EMV; and IoT Stamp, a connected electronics module that fits within various devices, including smartcards or watch bands. In addition, it offers monitored and non-monitored personal emergency response systems. Further, the company engages in developing MobileBio VoiceMatch, a method of recognizing speakers and specific words through multi-factor recognition; and facial recognition products, such as 3D FaceMatch and 3D SketchArtist for access control, law enforcement, and travel and immigration. It intends to serve companies, individuals, law enforcement, the defense industry, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Nxt-ID, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in Melbourne, Florida.
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