Head to Head Review: Know Labs (KNWN) versus The Competition

Know Labs (OTCMKTS:KNWNGet Rating) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Know Labs to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.6% of Know Labs shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 44.0% of Know Labs shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of shares of all “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Know Labs and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Know Labs N/A -968.13% -192.31%
Know Labs Competitors -3,288.70% 4.83% 1.80%

Risk & Volatility

Know Labs has a beta of 3.04, indicating that its stock price is 204% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Know Labs’ peers have a beta of 1.03, indicating that their average stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Know Labs and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Know Labs 0 0 1 0 3.00
Know Labs Competitors 154 687 952 28 2.47

Know Labs currently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 360.53%. As a group, “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 27.00%. Given Know Labs’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Know Labs is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Know Labs and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Know Labs $120,000.00 -$25.36 million -1.90
Know Labs Competitors $2.66 billion $435.24 million 11.07

Know Labs’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Know Labs. Know Labs is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Know Labs peers beat Know Labs on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Know Labs (Get Rating)

Know Labs, Inc. focuses on the development and commercialization of proprietary technologies in the United States. Its technology uses spectroscopy to direct electromagnetic energy through a substance or material to capture a molecular signature. The company refers to its technology as Bio-RFID. The Bio-RFID technology can be integrated into various wearable, mobile, or bench-top form factors. Its first application of Bio-RFID technology is a product marketed as a glucose monitor that provide the user with real time information on their blood glucose levels. The company was formerly known as Visualant, Incorporated and changed its name to Know Labs, Inc. in May 2018. Know Labs, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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