Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK) and Interlink Electronics (NASDAQ:LINK) Head to Head Analysis

Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK) and Interlink Electronics (NASDAQ:LINK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.5% of Mitek Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of Interlink Electronics shares are held by institutional investors. 8.2% of Mitek Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 73.8% of Interlink Electronics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mitek Systems and Interlink Electronics’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mitek Systems $63.56 million 6.73 -$11.80 million $0.13 84.92
Interlink Electronics $11.15 million 1.02 $1.26 million N/A N/A

Interlink Electronics has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Mitek Systems.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Mitek Systems and Interlink Electronics, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mitek Systems 0 0 2 0 3.00
Interlink Electronics 0 0 1 0 3.00

Mitek Systems presently has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 53.99%. Given Mitek Systems’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Mitek Systems is more favorable than Interlink Electronics.

Profitability

This table compares Mitek Systems and Interlink Electronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mitek Systems -11.79% 4.43% 3.36%
Interlink Electronics 5.99% 7.39% 6.93%

Risk & Volatility

Mitek Systems has a beta of -0.22, suggesting that its stock price is 122% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Interlink Electronics has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About Mitek Systems

Mitek Systems, Inc. develops, markets, and sells mobile image capture and identity verification software solutions in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and internationally. The company's solutions are embedded in native mobile apps and mobile optimized Websites to enhance mobile user experiences, fraud detection and reduction, and compliant transactions. It offers Mobile Deposit that allows individuals and businesses to remotely deposit checks using their camera-equipped smartphone or tablet; and Mobile Verify, an identity verification solution that is integrated into mobile apps, mobile Websites, and desktop applications to verify people's identities at the point of onboarding through Web or mobile device. The company also provides Mobile Fill, a mobile identity capture solution to pre-fill forms with personal data by snapping a picture of the consumer's driver license, credit card, or other similar identity documents; Mobile Docs, a mobile document scanning solution; and MiSnap, a touch-free automated capture technology. In addition, it offers A2iA CheckReader that enables financial institutions to automatically extract data from checks; A2iA DocumentReader, a document classification and data extraction tool; A2iA TextReader that enables text transcription for printed and cursive handwritten text recognition; and ID_CLOUD, an automated identity verification solution that is integrated into a customers' application to read and validate identity documents. The company sells its solutions primarily to banks, credit unions, lenders, payments processers, card issuers, fintech companies, etc. through direct sales teams and channel partners. Mitek Systems, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in San Diego, California.

About Interlink Electronics

Interlink Electronics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells force-sensing technologies that incorporate proprietary materials technology, and firmware and software products and custom solutions. Its products comprise sensor components, subassemblies, and modules that support cursor control and novel three dimensional user inputs. The company also provides FSR sensors; force sensing linear potentiometers for menu navigation and control; and integrated mouse modules and pointing solutions to various electronic devices. In addition, it offers human machine interface solutions that have various applications, including vehicle entry, vehicle multi-media control interface, rugged touch controls, presence detection, collision detection, speed and torque controls, biological monitoring, and others. The company serves Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, design houses, original design manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, and universities in various markets, such as consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, and medical through direct sales employees, as well as outside sales representatives and distributors. It operates in the United States, Asia and Middle East, Europe, and internationally. Interlink Electronics, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Westlake Village, California.

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