MEGGITT PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:MEGGY) and Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ:ISNS) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares MEGGITT PLC/ADR and Image Sensing Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|MEGGITT PLC/ADR||$2.70 billion||1.78||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Image Sensing Systems||$14.52 million||1.76||$2.07 million||N/A||N/A|
MEGGITT PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Image Sensing Systems does not pay a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
MEGGITT PLC/ADR has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Image Sensing Systems has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares MEGGITT PLC/ADR and Image Sensing Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Image Sensing Systems||13.29%||22.17%||17.84%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.0% of MEGGITT PLC/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.7% of Image Sensing Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 5.4% of Image Sensing Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for MEGGITT PLC/ADR and Image Sensing Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Image Sensing Systems||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Image Sensing Systems beats MEGGITT PLC/ADR on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
MEGGITT PLC/ADR Company Profile
Meggitt PLC designs and manufactures components and sub-systems for aerospace, defense, energy, medical, industrial, test, and automotive markets in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, the United States, and internationally. It operates through Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, Meggitt Control Systems, Meggitt Polymers & Composites, Meggitt Sensing Systems, and Meggitt Equipment Group segments. The Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems segment offers anti-skid, auto braking, brake-by-wire, and integrated brake metering/anti-skid brake control systems; carbon, rotor, electrically-actuated, and steel brakes; integrated tire pressure indicator systems/brake temperature monitoring systems; and landing gear computers, park/emergency valves, auto spoiler deployment, other braking system hydraulic components, main and nose wheels, and tire pressure monitoring systems. The Meggitt Control Systems segment provides aerospace valves, air-oil separators, and retimet filters; heat exchangers; high pressure ducting and flexible joints; and industrial fuel and bleed air control valves, and ground fueling products, as well as aircraft fire protection and control systems. The Meggitt Polymers & Composites segment offers fuel containments and systems, sealing solutions, and advanced composites for the aerospace, marine, and energy sectors. The Meggitt Sensing Systems segment provides sensing, monitoring, power, and motion systems for the aerospace and defense, energy, industrial, and specialty sectors. The Meggitt Equipment Group segment primarily engages in the non-engine actuation, military, and printed circuit heat exchangers businesses. The company was formerly known as Meggitt Holdings Public Limited Company and changed its name to Meggitt PLC in April 1989. Meggitt PLC was founded in 1947 and is based in Christchurch, the United Kingdom.
Image Sensing Systems Company Profile
Image Sensing Systems, Inc. develops and markets video and radar processing products for the intelligent transportation systems industry worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Intersection and Highway. It offers various vehicle and traffic detection products, including Autoscope video systems and RTMS radar systems that convert sensory input collected by video cameras and radar units into vehicle detection and traffic data used to operate, monitor, and enhance the efficiency of roadway infrastructure. The company provides its video and radar processing products for use in traffic applications, such as intersection control, highway, bridge and tunnel traffic management, and traffic data collection. It markets and sells its products to end users comprising federal, state, city, and county departments of transportation, port, highway, tunnel, and other transportation authorities, as well as system integrators or other suppliers of systems and services who are operating under subcontracts in connection with road construction contracts. Image Sensing Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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