Head-To-Head Analysis: IDEX Biometrics ASA (NASDAQ:IDBA) and Aspyra (OTCMKTS:APYI)

IDEX Biometrics ASA (NASDAQ:IDBAGet Rating) and Aspyra (OTCMKTS:APYIGet Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares IDEX Biometrics ASA and Aspyra’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IDEX Biometrics ASA $2.84 million 41.78 -$32.55 million ($3.59) -2.45
Aspyra N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Aspyra has lower revenue, but higher earnings than IDEX Biometrics ASA.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for IDEX Biometrics ASA and Aspyra, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IDEX Biometrics ASA 0 0 1 0 3.00
Aspyra 0 0 0 0 N/A

IDEX Biometrics ASA currently has a consensus price target of $36.00, indicating a potential upside of 309.56%. Given IDEX Biometrics ASA’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe IDEX Biometrics ASA is more favorable than Aspyra.

Profitability

This table compares IDEX Biometrics ASA and Aspyra’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IDEX Biometrics ASA -1,146.20% -115.40% -102.45%
Aspyra N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of IDEX Biometrics ASA shares are held by institutional investors. 23.9% of Aspyra shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

IDEX Biometrics ASA has a beta of 2.49, suggesting that its stock price is 149% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aspyra has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

IDEX Biometrics ASA beats Aspyra on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

IDEX Biometrics ASA Company Profile (Get Rating)

IDEX Biometrics ASA engages in the design, development, and sale of fingerprint identification and authentication solutions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and Asia. The company offers IDEX Biometrics for the biometrics smart card market, including biometric fingerprint sensors for use in dual interface, contactless only, and contact only smart cards; biometric fingerprint modules for contact based smart cards; and on-card enrollment solutions for remote in-person enrollment. It primarily serves biometric payment card market, as well as offers its products and solutions for other markets, including access control, identification, healthcare, and the Internet of Things. The company was formerly known as Idex ASA and changed its name to IDEX Biometrics ASA in May 2019. IDEX Biometrics ASA was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Aspyra Company Profile (Get Rating)

Aspyra Inc. provides health care products and services for the laboratory and imaging marketplaces. It offers engineered workflow solutions that include software, interfaces, hardware, and professional services to various markets comprising specialty labs, reference labs, clinics, hospitals, imaging centers, and orthopedic practices. The company was formerly known as Creative Computer Applications Inc. and changed its name to Aspyra Inc. in November 2005. Aspyra Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

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