Financial Analysis: 5Barz International (OTCMKTS:BARZ) & Vislink Technologies (OTCMKTS:VISL)

5Barz International (OTCMKTS:BARZ) and Vislink Technologies (NASDAQ:VISL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares 5Barz International and Vislink Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
5Barz International N/A N/A N/A
Vislink Technologies -34.09% -95.54% -28.06%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares 5Barz International and Vislink Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
5Barz International N/A N/A -$4.07 million N/A N/A
Vislink Technologies $38.29 million 0.31 -$14.87 million N/A N/A

5Barz International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Vislink Technologies.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of 5Barz International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.5% of Vislink Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 20.7% of 5Barz International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.3% of Vislink Technologies shares are held 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for 5Barz International and Vislink Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
5Barz International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vislink Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

5Barz International has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vislink Technologies has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

5Barz International beats Vislink Technologies on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

5Barz International Company Profile

5BARz International, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells a line of cellular network infrastructure devices for use in the office and home in India and internationally. It offers 5BARz Network Extender, a plug and play device strengthens weak cellular signals to deliver high quality signals for voice, data, and video reception on cell phones and other cellular equipped devices; and 5BARz ROVR, a smart Wifi device, as well as 5BARz Road Warrior products. The company was formerly known as Bio-Stuff Inc. and changed its name to 5Barz International, Inc. in December 2010. 5BARz International, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.

Vislink Technologies Company Profile

Vislink Technologies, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and deployment of end-to-end live video communications solutions worldwide. The company designs, develops, and distributes TV news and broadcast microwave video systems under the IMT brand for broadcast, sports/entertainment/education, public safety, and defense markets, as well as provides engineering, integration, installation and commissioning services. It also designs and manufactures airborne products, amplifiers, antennas, cellular and wireless camera systems, encoders/decoders, microwave point to point, on-boards, receivers, satellite communication products, transmitters, and associated amplifier items under the Vislink brand to broadcasters, network owners and station groups, sports and live broadcasters, hosted service providers, and defense agencies and organizations, as well as metropolitan, regional, and national law enforcement agencies. The company was formerly known as xG Technology, Inc. and changed its name to Vislink Technologies, Inc. in February 2019. Vislink Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Hackettstown, New Jersy.

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