Critical Comparison: Allegion (NYSE:ALLE) versus Guardforce AI (NASDAQ:GFAI)

Guardforce AI (NASDAQ:GFAIGet Rating) and Allegion (NYSE:ALLEGet Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Guardforce AI and Allegion’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Guardforce AI N/A N/A N/A
Allegion 16.15% 57.54% 14.87%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Guardforce AI and Allegion, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Guardforce AI 0 0 0 0 N/A
Allegion 0 5 5 0 2.50

Allegion has a consensus price target of $141.67, indicating a potential upside of 25.61%. Given Allegion’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Allegion is more favorable than Guardforce AI.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

3.0% of Guardforce AI shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.2% of Allegion shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Allegion shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Guardforce AI and Allegion’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Guardforce AI $35.15 million 0.28 -$5.48 million N/A N/A
Allegion $2.87 billion 3.45 $483.00 million $5.21 21.65

Allegion has higher revenue and earnings than Guardforce AI.

Summary

Allegion beats Guardforce AI on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Guardforce AI (Get Rating)

Guardforce AI Co., Limited offers cash solutions and cash handling services in Thailand. The company's services include cash-in-transit, vehicles to banks, ATM management, cash center operations, cash processing, coin processing, and cheque center services, as well as cash deposit machine solutions comprising cash deposit management and express cash services. Its customers include local commercial banks, chain retailers, coin manufacturing mints, and government authorities. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand.

About Allegion (Get Rating)

Allegion plc manufactures and sells mechanical and electronic security products and solutions worldwide. The company offers door closers, controls, and exit devices; locks, locksets, portable locks, and key systems and services; electronic security products and access control systems; time, attendance, and workforce productivity systems; doors and door systems; and other accessories. The company sells its products and solutions to end-users in commercial, institutional, and residential facilities, including education, healthcare, government, hospitality, commercial office, and single and multi-family residential markets under the CISA, Interflex, LCN, Schlage, SimonsVoss, and Von Duprin brands. It sells its products and solutions through distribution and retail channels, such as specialty distribution, e-commerce, and wholesalers, as well as through various retail channels comprising do-it-yourself home improvement centers, on-line and e-commerce platforms, and small specialty showroom outlets. Allegion plc was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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