Contrasting Rekor Systems (NASDAQ:REKR) and Magal Security Systems (NASDAQ:MAGS)


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Rekor Systems (NASDAQ:REKR) and Magal Security Systems (NASDAQ:MAGS) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Rekor Systems has a beta of 2.23, suggesting that its stock price is 123% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Magal Security Systems has a beta of 1.24, suggesting that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.1% of Rekor Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.1% of Magal Security Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 51.8% of Rekor Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.4% of Magal Security Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Rekor Systems and Magal Security Systems’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rekor Systems $48.56 million 1.04 -$5.70 million N/A N/A
Magal Security Systems $92.60 million 1.02 $2.95 million N/A N/A

Magal Security Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Rekor Systems.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Rekor Systems and Magal Security Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rekor Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Magal Security Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Rekor Systems and Magal Security Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rekor Systems -21.22% -1,028.10% -40.03%
Magal Security Systems 0.66% 0.72% 0.50%

Summary

Magal Security Systems beats Rekor Systems on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Rekor Systems Company Profile

Rekor Systems, Inc., through its subsidiary, Rekor Recognition Systems, Inc., provides artificial intelligence and machine-learning enabled automated license plate recognition (ALPR) systems. Its ALPR systems are powered by OpenALPR software to enhance the accuracy of license plate reads to industry-leading levels, as well as to identify the make, model, and color of vehicles. The company’s solutions include mobile license plate recognition (LPR) systems, fixed LPR systems, Move Over law enforcement, school bus stop-arm enforcement, red light and speed enforcement, parking enforcement, and citation management. Its products are used for law enforcement, security and surveillance, electronic toll collection, parking operations, banking and insurance, logistics, traffic management, and customer loyalty applications. The company was formerly known as Novume Solutions, Inc. and changed its name to Rekor Systems, Inc. in April 2019. Rekor Systems, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is based in Columbia, Maryland.

Magal Security Systems Company Profile

Magal Security Systems Ltd. develops, manufactures, markets, and sells perimeter intrusion detection sensors, physical barriers, video analytics and video management systems, and cyber security products and systems worldwide. It operates through three segments: Perimeter Products, Turnkey Projects, and Video and Cyber Security. The company offers perimeter security products that enable customers to monitor, limit, and control access by unauthorized personnel to specific regions or areas. Its perimeter security systems include fence mounted detection systems; detection grids, gates, and fences to protect water passages, VIP residences, and other outdoor applications; buried sensors; hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting systems; electrical field disturbance sensors; and microwave sensors. The company also provides integrated intelligent video management solutions for security surveillance and business intelligence applications; and cyber-security products for monitoring, securing, and the active management of wired, wireless, and fiber optic communication networks, as well as turnkey solutions. In addition, it offers RoboGuard, a platform that runs on a rail along the perimeter of protected sites; and life safety/duress alarm products to protect personnel in prisons. Further, the company provides MTC-1500I, a dual technology outdoor surveillance system; Fortis4G, a fourth generation command and control system; StarNet 2, a security management system; and Network Manager, a middleware package. Its products are used to protect national borders, military bases, power plants, airports, sea ports, postal facilities, prisons, banks, retail operations, hospitals, municipal security, sporting events, and industrial locations from terrorism, theft, and other security threats. The company sells its products through system integrators and distribution channels. Magal Security Systems Ltd. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Yehud, Israel.

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