COPsync (OTCMKTS:COYNQ) and Silicom (NASDAQ:SILC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.
This table compares COPsync and Silicom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This table compares COPsync and Silicom’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Silicom||$125.69 million||2.55||$21.71 million||N/A||N/A|
Silicom has higher revenue and earnings than COPsync.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
32.2% of Silicom shares are held by institutional investors. 22.3% of COPsync shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.4% of Silicom shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for COPsync and Silicom, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Silicom has a consensus target price of $50.00, suggesting a potential upside of 17.87%. Given Silicom’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Silicom is more favorable than COPsync.
Silicom beats COPsync on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
COPsync Company Profile
COPsync, Inc. operates a real-time law enforcement mobile data information system in the United States. It provides COPsync Network, a software as a service, which enables patrol officers to collect, report, and share critical data in real-time at the point of incident and obtain instant access to various local, state, and federal law enforcement databases. The company's COPsync Network service also enables officers to electronically write tickets; process DUI and other arrests; and document accidents and other incidents, as well as allows dispatchers and officers to send be on the lookout and other alerts of child kidnappings, robberies, car thefts, police pursuits, and other crimes in progress to officers on the COPsync Network. In addition, it offers COPsync911, an emergency threat notification service; VidTac, an in-vehicle software-driven video camera system for law enforcement and fire departments; WARRANTsync, a statewide misdemeanor warrant clearing database; and COURTsync, a court security and efficiency application. The company sells its products and services through direct sales channels, and distributors and resellers. COPsync, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Addison, Texas. On September 29, 2017, COPsync, Inc. filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Silicom Company Profile
Silicom Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and supports networking and data infrastructure solutions for a range of servers, server based systems, and communications devices in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. It offers server network interface cards with and without bypass for the server networking industry. The company also provides intelligent and programmable cards, including redirector and switching cards; encryption and data compression hardware acceleration cards; full field programmable gate array (FPGA) based packet processing cards; and compute blades. In addition, it offers customer premise equipment (CPE), vCPE or edge networking devices products for SD-WAN and NFV deployments; networking targeted appliances; and bypass switches and intelligent bypass switches. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, and cloud and telco companies. Silicom Ltd. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Kfar Sava, Israel.
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