Comparing FLIR Systems (FLIR) and ADT (ADT)
FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) and ADT (NYSE:ADT) are both mid-cap technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for FLIR Systems and ADT, as provided by MarketBeat.
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This table compares FLIR Systems and ADT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
91.6% of FLIR Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of FLIR Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
FLIR Systems pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. ADT does not pay a dividend. FLIR Systems pays out 38.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. FLIR Systems has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares FLIR Systems and ADT’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|FLIR Systems||$1.66 billion||4.09||$166.62 million||$1.58||31.06|
|ADT||$2.95 billion||3.03||-$536.58 million||N/A||N/A|
FLIR Systems has higher earnings, but lower revenue than ADT.
FLIR Systems beats ADT on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
FLIR Systems Company Profile
FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR) designs, develops, markets and distributes thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locater systems, measurement and diagnostic systems and threat-detection solutions. The Company’s segments include Surveillance, Instruments, Security, OEM & Emerging Markets, Maritime and Detection. Its Surveillance segment provides enhanced imaging and recognition solutions. Its Instruments segment provides devices that image, measure and assess thermal energy, gases and other environmental elements for industrial, commercial, and scientific applications under the FLIR and Extech brands. Its OEM & Emerging Markets segment provides thermal imaging camera cores and components. Its Maritime segment develops and manufactures electronics and imaging instruments. Its Security segment develops and manufactures a range of cameras and video recording systems. The Detection segment offers sensors, instruments and integrated platform solutions.
ADT Company Profile
ADT Inc. is a provider of monitored security, interactive home and business automation and related monitoring services in the United States and Canada. The Company offers a range of products home security systems, home automation, security cameras, fire, home and safety, and monitoring services. It also offers residential, commercial, and multi-site customers a comprehensive set of burglary, video, access control, fire and smoke alarm, and medical alert solutions. Its 24/7 monitoring capabilities are enabled by 12 monitoring centers.
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