Know Labs (OTCMKTS:KNWN) and Cubic (NYSE:CUB) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Cubic pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Know Labs does not pay a dividend. Cubic pays out -65.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Know Labs and Cubic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Know Labs and Cubic’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Know Labs||$4.87 million||10.71||-$3.90 million||N/A||N/A|
|Cubic||$1.49 billion||1.17||-$11.20 million||($0.41)||-155.68|
Know Labs has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Cubic.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Know Labs and Cubic, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Cubic has a consensus price target of $73.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.37%. Given Cubic’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Cubic is more favorable than Know Labs.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
95.3% of Cubic shares are held by institutional investors. 27.3% of Know Labs shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of Cubic shares are held 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.
Risk & Volatility
Know Labs has a beta of 1.53, suggesting that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cubic has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Cubic beats Know Labs on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Know Labs Company Profile
Know Labs, Inc., develops, markets, and sells proprietary technology solution for identification, authentication, and diagnosis. It offers ChromaID Lab Kit, which scans and identifies solid surfaces targeting various markets, including commercial paint manufacturers, pharmaceutical equipment manufacturers, process control companies, currency paper and ink manufacturers, security cards, cosmetic companies, scanner manufactures, and food processing companies. The company, through its subsidiary TransTech Systems, Inc., distributes products for employee and personnel identification. The company was formerly known as Visualant, Incorporated and changed its name to Know Labs, Inc. in May 2018. Know Labs, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Cubic Company Profile
Cubic Corporation provides various integrated solutions worldwide. Its solutions enhance the situational understanding for transportation, defense, and training customers, as well as for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) customers. The company operates through four segments: Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), Cubic Global Defense Systems (CGD Systems), Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS), and Cubic Global Defense Services (CGD Services). The CTS segment integrates payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. It delivers integrated systems for transportation and traffic management; and tools for travelers to choose the smartest and easiest way to travel and pay for their journeys, as well as enables transportation authorities and agencies to manage demand across the entire transportation network. The CGD Systems segment supplies live, virtual, constructive, and game-based training solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, other U.S. government agencies, and allied nations. The CMS segment offers networked C4ISR solutions for defense, intelligence, security, and commercial missions. The CGD Services segment provides specialized military, security force, and intelligence support services to the U.S. government and allied nations. The company was incorporated in 1949 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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