Genasys (NASDAQ:GNSS) and Emerson Radio (NYSE:MSN) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
58.4% of Genasys shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.3% of Emerson Radio shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Genasys shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 63.8% of Emerson Radio shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Genasys and Emerson Radio’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Genasys and Emerson Radio, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Genasys presently has a consensus price target of $6.08, indicating a potential downside of 5.10%. Given Genasys’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Genasys is more favorable than Emerson Radio.
Risk and Volatility
Genasys has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Emerson Radio has a beta of 0.28, meaning that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Genasys and Emerson Radio’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Genasys||$36.98 million||5.81||$2.79 million||$0.08||80.13|
|Emerson Radio||$6.29 million||2.74||-$4.31 million||N/A||N/A|
Genasys has higher revenue and earnings than Emerson Radio.
Genasys beats Emerson Radio on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Genasys Company Profile
Genasys is a global provider of critical communications solutions to help keep people safe. During public safety threats and critical business events, the Company?s unified platform of LRAD(TM) systems, Critical Communications as a Service software and integrated solutions provides a multi-channel approach to deliver geo-targeted alerts, notifications, instructions and information before, during and after crisis situations. Genasys critical communication systems are in service around the world in diverse applications, including public safety, national emergency warning systems, mass notification, defense, law enforcement, critical infrastructure protection and many more.
Emerson Radio Company Profile
Emerson Radio Corp., together with its subsidiaries, designs, sources, imports, markets, and sells various houseware and consumer electronic products under the Emerson brand in the United States and internationally. It provides houseware products, such as microwave ovens, compact refrigerators, wine products, and toaster ovens; audio products, including clock radios, Bluetooth speakers, and wireless charging products; and other products comprising massagers, toothbrushes, and security products. The company also licenses its trademarks to others on a worldwide basis for various products. Emerson Radio Corp. markets its products primarily through mass merchandisers and online marketplaces. The company was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.
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