Head-To-Head Comparison: Blonder Tongue Laboratories (NYSE:BDR) vs. Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY)

Blonder Tongue Laboratories (NYSE:BDRGet Rating) and Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLYGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.7% of Blonder Tongue Laboratories shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.7% of Digital Ally shares are owned by institutional investors. 57.0% of Blonder Tongue Laboratories shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.9% of Digital Ally shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Blonder Tongue Laboratories has a beta of 0.53, meaning that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Digital Ally has a beta of 0.59, meaning that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Blonder Tongue Laboratories and Digital Ally, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blonder Tongue Laboratories 0 0 0 0 N/A
Digital Ally 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Blonder Tongue Laboratories and Digital Ally’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Blonder Tongue Laboratories $15.75 million 0.33 $80,000.00 ($0.07) -5.57
Digital Ally $21.41 million 2.25 $25.48 million $0.57 1.71

Digital Ally has higher revenue and earnings than Blonder Tongue Laboratories. Blonder Tongue Laboratories is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Digital Ally, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Blonder Tongue Laboratories and Digital Ally’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blonder Tongue Laboratories -4.14% -20.28% -5.53%
Digital Ally 118.96% 48.39% 29.75%

Summary

Digital Ally beats Blonder Tongue Laboratories on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Blonder Tongue Laboratories Company Profile (Get Rating)

Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc., a technology-development and manufacturing company, provides television (TV) signal encoding, transcoding, digital transport, and broadband product solutions in the United States. It offers encoders/transcoders, such as 4K/ultra-high definition, high definition and standard definition, MPEG-2, MPEG-4/H.264, and HEVC/H.265 capable encoders and transcoders; and QPSK and 8PSK, and QAM transcoders. The company also provides NXG IP digital video processing and headend products, including IPTV format conversions and simulcast use cases. In addition, it offers coax distribution products comprising broadband amplifiers, directional taps, splitters, and wall outlets; coax distribution products are either mounted on exterior utility poles or encased in pedestals, vaults, or other security devices in cable television systems; distribution system is enclosed within the walls of the building or added to an existing structure using various techniques to hide the coax cable and devices in SMB systems; and non-passive devices for signal distributed from the headend is of sufficient strength when it arrives at its final destination to provide audio/video images. Further, the company provides CPE products consisting of Android-based IPTV set top boxes. Additionally, it offers digital modulation products, such as Aircastertm ATSC, QAM, and IP trans-modulator series of products allow the user to create a line up from off-air and/or cable feeds for coax IP distribution; Edge QAM devices that accept Ethernet input and capture MPEG over IP transport streams, decrypt service provider conditional access or content protection, and insert proprietary conditional access; DOCSIS data products; service level agreements and services; and analog modulation, fiber, and miscellaneous products and services, as well as test and measurement instruments, and contract manufacturing services. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Old Bridge, New Jersey.

Digital Ally Company Profile (Get Rating)

Digital Ally, Inc. produces and sells digital video imaging, storage, and disinfectant and related safety products for use in law enforcement, security, and commercial applications in the United States and internationally. The company offers in-car digital video mirror systems for law enforcement; in-car digital video event recorder systems for commercial fleets; a suite of data management web-based tools to assist fleet managers in the organization, archival, and management of videos and telematics information; miniature body-worn digital video systems for law enforcement and private security; and VuLink, an in-car device that enables an in-car digital audio/video system and a body worn digital audio/video camera system to automatically and simultaneously start recording. It also provides VuVault.net, a law enforcement cloud storage solution; FleetVU Manager, a web-based software for commercial fleet tracking and monitoring; ThermoVu, a non-contact temperature-screening instrument that measures temperature through the wrist and controls entry to facilities when temperature measurements exceed pre-determined parameters; and shield disinfectants and cleansers, as well as other personal protective equipment and supplies, such as masks and gloves to health care workers and other consumers. The company sells its products through direct sales and third-party distributors. Digital Ally, Inc. is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas.

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