Head to Head Analysis: Napco Security Technologies (NASDAQ:NSSC) and PFO Global (PFGBQ)

Napco Security Technologies (NASDAQ:NSSC) and PFO Global (OTCMKTS:PFGBQ) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.2% of Napco Security Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 38.1% of Napco Security Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Napco Security Technologies and PFO Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Napco Security Technologies 11.12% 17.34% 14.52%
PFO Global N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

Napco Security Technologies has a beta of 0.74, meaning that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PFO Global has a beta of 16.43, meaning that its share price is 1,543% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Napco Security Technologies and PFO Global’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Napco Security Technologies $91.75 million 5.38 $7.64 million $0.41 65.17
PFO Global N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Napco Security Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than PFO Global.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Napco Security Technologies and PFO Global, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Napco Security Technologies 0 0 2 0 3.00
PFO Global 0 0 0 0 N/A

Napco Security Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $23.66, indicating a potential downside of 11.47%. Given Napco Security Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Napco Security Technologies is more favorable than PFO Global.

Summary

Napco Security Technologies beats PFO Global on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Napco Security Technologies Company Profile

Napco Security Technologies, Inc. manufactures and sells security products and software worldwide. The company offers access control systems, door security products, intrusion and fire alarm systems, and video surveillance systems for commercial, residential, institutional, industrial, and governmental applications. Its access control systems include various types of identification readers, control panels, PC-based computers, and electronically activated door-locking devices; and door locking devices comprise microprocessor-based electronic door locks with push button, card readers and bio-metric operation, door alarms, mechanical door locks, and simple dead bolt locks. The company's alarm systems include automatic communicators, cellular communication devices, control panels, combination control panels/digital communicators and digital keypad systems, fire alarm control panels, and area detectors; and video surveillance systems comprise video cameras, control panels, video monitors, or PCs. It also buys and resells various identification readers, video cameras, PC-based computers, and peripheral equipment for access control and video surveillance systems; and markets peripheral and related equipment manufactured by other companies. The company markets and sells its products primarily to independent distributors, dealers, and installers of security equipment. Napco Security Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Amityville, New York.

PFO Global Company Profile

PFO Global, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells prescription lenses, finished eyewear, and vision technologies for optometrist's marketplace worldwide. It offers SmartCalc, a proprietary software used to manufacture digital lens designs; and SmartEyewear, a business-to-business online ordering software system, which allows eye care providers to provide various information for patient's eyewear package and unique use. The company also distributes distortion free polycarbonate lenses under the Resolution brand name. Its customers include opticians and optometrists for ophthalmic lenses and complete eyewear; and prescription laboratories for lenses. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. PFO Global, Inc. is a subsidiary of Carpathian Resources Ltd.

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