Vivint Smart Home (NYSE:VVNT – Get Rating) and Guardforce AI (NASDAQ:GFAI – Get Rating) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Vivint Smart Home and Guardforce AI’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Vivint Smart Home||$1.48 billion||0.76||-$305.55 million||($1.72)||-3.14|
|Guardforce AI||$35.15 million||0.45||-$5.48 million||N/A||N/A|
This table compares Vivint Smart Home and Guardforce AI’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Vivint Smart Home||-20.77%||N/A||-10.69%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
79.5% of Vivint Smart Home shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 12.5% of Guardforce AI shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Vivint Smart Home shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Vivint Smart Home and Guardforce AI, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Vivint Smart Home||0||2||3||0||2.60|
Vivint Smart Home currently has a consensus target price of $16.40, suggesting a potential upside of 203.70%. Given Vivint Smart Home’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Vivint Smart Home is more favorable than Guardforce AI.
Vivint Smart Home beats Guardforce AI on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Vivint Smart Home (Get Rating)
Vivint Smart Home, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the sale, installation, servicing, and monitoring of smart home and security systems primarily in the United States and Canada. The company's smart home platform includes cloud-enabled smart home operating systems; AI-driven smart home automation and assistance software; software-enabled smart home devices; and tech-enabled services to educate, manage, and support the smart home. It also offers other devices, including control panel, door and window sensors, security cameras and smoke alarms, door locks, motion sensors, glass break detectors, key fobs, emergency pendants, carbon monoxide detectors, fire, flood, and burglary sensors. The company's solutions enable subscribers to interact their connected home with voice or mobile device, including front door, viewing live and recorded video inside and outside homes; and control thermostats, locks, lights, and garage doors, as well as managing movement of families, friends, and visitors. As of March 31, 2021, its smart home platform had approximately 1.9 million subscribers and managed approximately 26 million in-home devices. It markets its products through direct-to-home and inside sales channels. Vivint Smart Home, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Provo, Utah.
About Guardforce AI (Get Rating)
Guardforce AI Co., Limited offers cash solutions and cash handling services in Thailand. The company's services include cash-in-transit, vehicles to banks, ATM management, cash center operations, cash processing, coin processing, and cheque center services, as well as cash deposit machine solutions comprising cash deposit management and express cash services. Its customers include local commercial banks, chain retailers, coin manufacturing mints, and government authorities. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
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