Rekor Systems (REKR) vs. Its Competitors Head-To-Head Analysis

Rekor Systems (NASDAQ: REKR) is one of 43 publicly-traded companies in the “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Rekor Systems to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

30.0% of Rekor Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.2% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 35.7% of Rekor Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.1% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Rekor Systems and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rekor Systems 0 0 3 0 3.00
Rekor Systems Competitors 132 482 886 38 2.54

Rekor Systems currently has a consensus target price of $21.75, suggesting a potential upside of 101.58%. As a group, “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 12.33%. Given Rekor Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Rekor Systems is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Rekor Systems and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Rekor Systems $9.23 million -$14.18 million -17.13
Rekor Systems Competitors $308.03 million $8.50 million -2.13

Rekor Systems’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Rekor Systems. Rekor Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Rekor Systems and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rekor Systems -133.40% -52.22% -34.44%
Rekor Systems Competitors -10.70% 2,381.79% -2.08%

Volatility and Risk

Rekor Systems has a beta of 1.93, indicating that its stock price is 93% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rekor Systems’ peers have a beta of 3.57, indicating that their average stock price is 257% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Rekor Systems peers beat Rekor Systems on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Rekor Systems

Rekor Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides vehicle identification and management systems based on artificial intelligence in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers OpenALPR software, a vehicle recognition software. The company provides vehicle recognition and data management products and services; traffic safety systems, including hardware that identifies red light and school safety zone traffic violations, as well as software, which captures and offers forensic quality images and data, and supports citation management services; and enterprise parking enforcement solutions. Its customers include federal, state, and local government entities; retailers; private security companies; parking management companies; fast-food restaurant chains; and logistics companies. Rekor Systems, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland.

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