Head to Head Review: Senstar Technologies (SNT) and The Competition

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

Profitability

This table compares Senstar Technologies and its peers’ 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 & 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 insiders. Comparatively, 12.8% of shares of all “Communications equipment, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Senstar Technologies and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Senstar Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Senstar Technologies Competitors 151 524 938 41 2.53

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

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 increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Summary

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

Senstar Technologies Company Profile

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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