Reviewing Reliability (RLBY) and Transcat (TRNS)

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Reliability (OTCMKTS:RLBY) and Transcat (NASDAQ:TRNS) 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 risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Reliability has a beta of 1.17, indicating that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Transcat has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Reliability and Transcat, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Reliability 0 0 0 0 N/A
Transcat 0 0 2 0 3.00

Transcat has a consensus target price of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 16.66%. Given Transcat’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Transcat is more favorable than Reliability.

Profitability

This table compares Reliability and Transcat’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Reliability N/A N/A -312.71%
Transcat 4.54% 12.45% 6.67%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Reliability and Transcat’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Reliability N/A N/A -$20,000.00 N/A N/A
Transcat $155.14 million 0.99 $5.92 million $0.71 30.18

Transcat has higher revenue and earnings than Reliability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Reliability shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.8% of Transcat shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of Reliability shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.8% of Transcat shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Transcat beats Reliability on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Reliability Company Profile

Reliability Incorporated does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire, or identify a merger partner or other business combination. Previously, the company was involved in the design, manufacture, marketing, and support of high performance equipment used to test and condition integrated circuits. Reliability Incorporated was incorporated in 1953 and is based in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.

Transcat Company Profile

Transcat, Inc. provides calibration and laboratory instrument services in North America and internationally. It operates in two segments, Service and Distribution. The Service segment offers calibration, repair, inspection, analytical qualification, preventative maintenance, consulting, and other related services. This segment also provides CalTrak, a proprietary document and asset management software that is used to integrate and manage the workflow of its calibration service centers and customers' assets; CalTrak Online, which provides its customers with Web-based asset management capability, as well as a safe and secure off-site archive of calibration and other service records; and Compliance, Control and Cost, a cloud-based customer portal and asset management tool. The Distribution segment sells and rents test, measurement, and control instruments for customers' test and measurement instrumentation needs. This segment markets and sells its products through Website, digital and print advertising, proactive outbound sales, and an inbound call center. The company provides services and products to highly regulated industries, principally life science, which includes companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and other FDA-regulated industries; and additional industries, including industrial manufacturing, oil and gas and alternative energy, aerospace and defense, and other industries that require accuracy in processes and confirmation of the capabilities of their equipment. Transcat, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.

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