Critical Comparison: Senstar Technologies (SNT) and Its Rivals

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

Profitability

This table compares Senstar Technologies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Senstar Technologies 15.27% -0.13% -0.09%
Senstar Technologies Competitors -30.27% 25.29% -2.86%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

10.5% of Senstar Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.7% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.4% of Senstar Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Senstar Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.81 per share and has a dividend yield of 23.4%. Senstar Technologies pays out 197.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 44.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Senstar Technologies has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Senstar Technologies and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Senstar Technologies $81.27 million $360,000.00 8.44
Senstar Technologies Competitors $312.69 million $18.27 million -34.57

Senstar Technologies’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Senstar Technologies. Senstar Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Senstar Technologies and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Senstar Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Senstar Technologies Competitors 151 524 939 41 2.53

As a group, “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 18.25%. Given Senstar Technologies’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Senstar Technologies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Senstar Technologies competitors beat Senstar Technologies on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Senstar Technologies

Senstar Technologies Ltd. engages in the manufacture and marketing of computerized security systems. It operates through the following segments: Perimeter Products, Turnkey Projects, and Video & Cyber Security. The Perimeter Products segment sells perimeter products, including services and maintenance that are performed either on a fixed-price basis or pursuant to time-and-materials based contracts. The Turnkey Projects segment includes installation of comprehensive turnkey solutions for which revenues are generated from long term fixed price contracts. The Video & Cyber Security segment sells of integrated intelligent video management solutions for security surveillance and business intelligence applications complemented by cyber-security products for monitoring, securing, and the active management of wired, wireless, and fiber optic communication networks. The company was founded on March 27, 1984 and is headquartered in Yehud, Israel.

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