NexTech AR Solutions (OTCMKTS:NEXCF – Get Rating) and IDEX Biometrics ASA (OTCMKTS:IDXAF – Get Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.
Risk & Volatility
NexTech AR Solutions has a beta of 1.93, suggesting that its stock price is 93% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IDEX Biometrics ASA has a beta of 2.57, suggesting that its stock price is 157% more volatile than the S&P 500.
0.4% of IDEX Biometrics ASA shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares NexTech AR Solutions and IDEX Biometrics ASA’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|NexTech AR Solutions||$20.69 million||1.69||-$26.05 million||($0.28)||-1.25|
|IDEX Biometrics ASA||$2.84 million||52.72||-$32.55 million||($0.05)||-3.80|
NexTech AR Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than IDEX Biometrics ASA. IDEX Biometrics ASA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NexTech AR Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares NexTech AR Solutions and IDEX Biometrics ASA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|NexTech AR Solutions||-143.13%||-112.61%||-92.64%|
|IDEX Biometrics ASA||-1,034.13%||-151.89%||-133.74%|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for NexTech AR Solutions and IDEX Biometrics ASA, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|NexTech AR Solutions||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|IDEX Biometrics ASA||0||0||0||0||N/A|
NexTech AR Solutions presently has a consensus price target of $2.50, suggesting a potential upside of 612.86%. Given NexTech AR Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NexTech AR Solutions is more favorable than IDEX Biometrics ASA.
NexTech AR Solutions beats IDEX Biometrics ASA on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About NexTech AR Solutions (Get Rating)
NexTech AR Solutions Corp. engages in the acquisition and development of augmented reality (AR) technology. It operates e-Commerce platforms, including vacuumcleanermarket.com, a vacuum cleaner retailer focused on high-end residential vacuums, supplies and parts, and small home appliances, which is operated through a retail location and online sales channels; infinitepetlife.com, a health food supplement for animals, which is operated through online sales channels; and Trulyfesupplements.com, a health supplement online store. In addition, the company offers ARitize360 App, a mobile application that enables users to use their smart phone to scan a real-world object and transform it into a photo-realistic 3D model; ARitize App, a mobile application that enables users to view and experience AR content by running immersive and native AR experiences built and published using development tools; ARitize for eCommerce, an end-to-end AR platform that enables users to embed a 3D model in a product page on an ecommerce website; AR for Higher Education, a learning platform that allows users to design, build, and publish native AR experiences; and AR 3D Ads, an HTML5 banner advertisement. Further, it provides IgniteX, an AR enhanced virtual events platform that allows users to create events using a robust set of event types and tools; Next Level Ninjas Platform, a software platform that allows customers to increase their brand momentum by matching products to product testers; AiR Show App, a mobile entertainment-based app designed to create a personalized AR concert experience; and MapX, a self-serve virtual events platform that allows organizers to create, host, and manage live events for over 100,000 attendees both online and in its branded native event application. NexTech AR Solutions Corp. was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
About IDEX Biometrics ASA (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.
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