Critical Comparison: Iteknik (ITKH) and NetScout Systems (NTCT)

Iteknik (OTCMKTS:ITKH) and NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Iteknik and NetScout Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iteknik 0 0 0 0 N/A
NetScout Systems 0 3 2 0 2.40

NetScout Systems has a consensus target price of $27.60, indicating a potential upside of 13.67%. Given NetScout Systems’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NetScout Systems is more favorable than Iteknik.

Volatility and Risk

Iteknik has a beta of -1.44, indicating that its stock price is 244% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NetScout Systems has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Iteknik and NetScout Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iteknik -32.86% N/A N/A
NetScout Systems 4.28% 3.79% 2.47%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Iteknik and NetScout Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Iteknik $1.14 million 0.43 -$490,000.00 N/A N/A
NetScout Systems $986.79 million 1.98 $79.81 million $0.99 24.53

NetScout Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Iteknik.

Summary

NetScout Systems beats Iteknik on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Iteknik

iTeknik Holding Corporation, through its subsidiary, Send Global Corporation, provides wholesale and retail telecommunications services and products worldwide. Its services include voice over Internet protocol origination and termination; A-Z routing and switching; wholesale carrier routing services; Web-based reseller solutions; prepaid calling solutions; international cellular calling; and retail point of sale solutions. The company serves B2B carriers, telecom resellers, retail outlets, and consumers through Websites, such as MyMobile011.com, GreatMinutes.com, AloBilady.com, IndiaMinutes.com, and MexicoMinutes.com. iTeknik Holding Corporation was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.

About NetScout Systems

NetScout Systems, Inc. provides real-time operational intelligence and performance analytics for digital business services against disruptions in availability, performance, and security in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company offers nGeniusONE management software that enables customers to predict, preempt, and resolve network and service delivery problems, as well as facilitate the optimization and capacity planning of their network infrastructures; and specialized platforms and analytic modules that enable its customers to analyze and troubleshoot traffic in radio access and Wi-Fi networks. It also provides Intelligent Data Sources under the InfiniStream brand name that provide real-time collection and analysis of data from the network; packet flow systems that deliver targeted network traffic access to an increasing number of monitoring and security systems; and a suite of test access points that enable non-disruptive access to network traffic with multiple link type and speed options. In addition, the company offers portable network analysis and troubleshooting tools, which help customers identify key issues that impact network and application performance. Further, it provides security solutions that enable service providers and enterprises to protect their networks against distributed denial of service attacks; and threat detection solutions that enable enterprises to identify and investigate advanced threat campaigns that present tangible risks to the integrity of their networks. The company serves enterprise customers in industries, such as financial services, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, utilities, education, transportation, and retail; mobile operators, wireline operators, cable operators, and cloud providers; and governmental agencies through a direct sales force, and indirect reseller and distribution channels. NetScout Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts.

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