Contrasting of KVH Industries Inc. (KVHI) and Iteris Inc. (NASDAQ:ITI)

KVH Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KVHI) and Iteris Inc. (NASDAQ:ITI) compete with each other in the Communication Equipment sector. We will analyze and compare their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KVH Industries Inc. 165.99M 1.24 8.10M -0.38 0.00
Iteris Inc. 98.30M 1.49 7.78M -0.03 0.00

Table 1 highlights KVH Industries Inc. and Iteris Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Profitability

Table 2 represents KVH Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KVHI) and Iteris Inc. (NASDAQ:ITI)’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KVH Industries Inc. -4.88% -7.8% -4%
Iteris Inc. -7.91% -12.7% -8%

Volatility & Risk

A 0.68 beta indicates that KVH Industries Inc. is 32.00% less volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500. Competitively, Iteris Inc. is 72.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500, because of the 0.28 beta.

Liquidity

The current Quick Ratio of KVH Industries Inc. is 1 while its Current Ratio is 1.4. Meanwhile, Iteris Inc. has a Current Ratio of 1.8 while its Quick Ratio is 1.6. Iteris Inc. is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than KVH Industries Inc.

Analyst Ratings

In next table is given KVH Industries Inc. and Iteris Inc.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
KVH Industries Inc. 0 0 1 3.00
Iteris Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

KVH Industries Inc. has a consensus price target of $20, and a 73.01% upside potential.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

KVH Industries Inc. and Iteris Inc. has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 65.9% and 34.2%. About 8.9% of KVH Industries Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Competitively, 19.04% are Iteris Inc.’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
KVH Industries Inc. -2.75% -2.58% -9.42% -2.14% 9.05% 5.89%
Iteris Inc. -8.97% -11.3% -20.31% -14.23% -31.69% -40.32%

For the past year KVH Industries Inc. has 5.89% stronger performance while Iteris Inc. has -40.32% weaker performance.

Summary

KVH Industries Inc. beats Iteris Inc. on 7 of the 11 factors.

KVH Industries, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets mobile connectivity products and services for the marine and land mobile markets in the United States and internationally. It offers mobile satellite TV and communications products, including satellite TV antennas; two-way satellite communications systems; onboard V-IP terminals and hub equipment; network management hardware and software products for maritime communications; and Iridium OpenPort hardware products and services. The company also offers airtime plans that enable customers to obtain Internet and voice services; and value-added, news content, and radio content services. In addition, it provides navigation, guidance, and stabilization products for the commercial and defense markets, including precision fiber optic gyro-based systems that enable platform and optical stabilization, navigation, pointing, and guidance; tactical navigation systems for tactical trucks and light armored vehicles; and commercial products, such as navigation and positioning systems for various applications consisting of precision mapping, dynamic surveying, autonomous vehicles, train location control and track geometry measurement systems, industrial robotics, and optical stabilization applications. Further, the company offers content, maritime news, sporting content, and television programming delivery services; movie distribution services; maritime e-learning content and related services; and services and support for the mini-VSAT Broadband solution. KVH Industries, Inc. sells its mobile communications products through independent retailers, chain stores, and distributors; and navigation products directly to the United States and foreign governments, and government contractors, as well as through authorized independent sales representatives. The company also sells and leases its products directly to end users. KVH Industries, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Middletown, Rhode Island.

Iteris, Inc. provides intelligent information solutions to traffic management and global agribusiness markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Roadway Sensors, Transportation Systems, and Agriculture and Weather Analytics. The Roadway Sensors segment provides vehicle detection and information systems and products for traffic intersection control, incident detection, and roadway traffic data collection applications. Its products include Vantage detection system to detect vehicle presence at intersections, as well as vehicle count, speed, and other traffic data used in traffic management systems; Vantage Vector video/radar hybrid product, an vehicle detection sensor with capabilities, including stop bar detection, advanced-zone detection, and sensing; Vantage systems equipped with smartcycle capability to differentiate between bicycles and other vehicles with a single video detection camera; VersiCam, an integrated camera and processor video detection system; VantageLive!, a cloud-based subscription service; and SmartSpan, PedTrax ,Velocity, VantageLive, and P-series products. The Transportation Systems segment offers transportation engineering and consulting services with a focus on the planning, design, development, and implementation of software-based systems that integrate sensors, video surveillance systems, computers, and communications equipment to enable public agencies to monitor, control, and direct traffic flow; assist in the dispatch of emergency crews; and distribute real-time information about traffic conditions. It offers iPeMS, a specialized transportation performance measurement and traffic analytics solution. The Agriculture and Weather Analytics segment offers ClearPath Weather management tools that allow users to create solutions to meet roadway maintenance decision needs; and ClearAg, a precision agriculture solution. The company serves government agencies. Iteris, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

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