Ituran Location and Control (NASDAQ:ITRN) and Jaco Electronics (OTCMKTS:JACO) Head to Head Survey

Ituran Location and Control (NASDAQ:ITRN) and Jaco Electronics (OTCMKTS:JACO) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Ituran Location and Control and Jaco Electronics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ituran Location and Control 0 1 0 0 2.00
Jaco Electronics 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ituran Location and Control presently has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.90%. Given Ituran Location and Control’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ituran Location and Control is more favorable than Jaco Electronics.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.5% of Ituran Location and Control shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.1% of Jaco Electronics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Ituran Location and Control and Jaco Electronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ituran Location and Control -3.45% 21.07% 8.46%
Jaco Electronics N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ituran Location and Control and Jaco Electronics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ituran Location and Control $279.33 million 1.40 $6.89 million $1.58 10.54
Jaco Electronics N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Ituran Location and Control has higher revenue and earnings than Jaco Electronics.

Risk & Volatility

Ituran Location and Control has a beta of 1.24, indicating that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jaco Electronics has a beta of -0.76, indicating that its share price is 176% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Ituran Location and Control beats Jaco Electronics on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ituran Location and Control Company Profile

Ituran Location and Control Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides location-based services and wireless communications products. The company's Location-Based Services segment provides stolen vehicle recovery and tracking services, which locate, track, and recover stolen vehicles for its subscribers; fleet management services that enable corporate and individual customers to track and manage their vehicles in real time; and personal locator services that allow customers to protect valuable merchandise and equipment. It also offers on-demand navigation guidance, information, and assistance, including the provision of traffic reports and directions, as well as information on the location of gas stations, car repair shops, post offices, hospitals, and other facilities; and Connect, an Android platform that provides access to Android applications and various services through manufacturer interface. This segment serves insurance companies and agents, car manufacturers, dealers and importers, cooperative sales channels, and private subscribers. The company's Wireless Communications Products segment provides Base Site, a radio receiver that includes a processor and a data computation unit to collect and send data to and from transponders, and to control centers; Control Center, a center consisting of software used to collect data from various base sites, conduct location calculations, and transmit location data to various customers and law enforcement agencies; navigation and tracking devices installed in vehicles; and SMART, a portable transmitter installed in vehicles that sends a signal to the base site enabling the location of vehicles, equipment, or an individual. As of December 31, 2018, it served approximately 230,000 end-users through 40,000 corporate customers in Israel, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, and the United States. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Azor, Israel.

Jaco Electronics Company Profile

Jaco Electronics Inc. distributes displays and embedded systems. It offers high bright displays, touch screen displays, single board computers, TFT displays, LED micro displays, LCD controllers, and LED drivers. The company supplies its products to medical, military, kiosk, digital signage, aerospace, gaming, financial, e-voting, hand held devices, and transportation/automotive industries. Jaco Electronics Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York.