Telkonet (OTCMKTS:TKOI) and Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE:IR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Telkonet has a beta of -0.28, meaning that its stock price is 128% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ingersoll-Rand has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Telkonet and Ingersoll-Rand’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telkonet -27.88% -38.56% -22.82%
Ingersoll-Rand 10.03% 18.75% 7.30%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.9% of Telkonet shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.3% of Ingersoll-Rand shares are held by institutional investors. 10.4% of Telkonet shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Ingersoll-Rand shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Ingersoll-Rand pays an annual dividend of $2.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Telkonet does not pay a dividend. Ingersoll-Rand pays out 47.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ingersoll-Rand has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Telkonet and Ingersoll-Rand, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telkonet 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ingersoll-Rand 0 4 11 0 2.73

Ingersoll-Rand has a consensus target price of $110.58, indicating a potential upside of 7.51%. Given Ingersoll-Rand’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ingersoll-Rand is more favorable than Telkonet.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Telkonet and Ingersoll-Rand’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Telkonet $8.28 million 2.52 $3.74 million N/A N/A
Ingersoll-Rand $14.20 billion 1.78 $1.30 billion $4.51 22.81

Ingersoll-Rand has higher revenue and earnings than Telkonet.


Ingersoll-Rand beats Telkonet on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Telkonet

Telkonet, Inc. provides EcoSmart platform of intelligent automation solutions in support of the Internet of Things in the United States. Its EcoSmart platform provides savings, management reporting, analytics, and virtual engineering of a customer's portfolio and/or property's room-by-room energy consumption. The company's EcoSmart suite of energy management products comprise EcoTouch Thermostat, a touch capacitive thermostat interface; EcoInsight Thermostat, a programmable and controllable wired thermostat; EcoAir Thermostat, a wireless thermostat; EcoSource Controller, a remote HVAC control device; EcoSmart VRF controllers; EcoConnect Bridge, an Ethernet to Zigbee bridge that serves as the coordinator for various EcoSmart devices; and EcoCommander Gateway, a network-edge gateway server that provides data aggregation, analytics, reporting, and management of the EcoSmart product suite. It also offers EcoSense Occupancy Sensor, a remote occupancy sensor, which monitor environments with sensors that are designed to detect motion or body heat; EcoSwitch Light Switch, an energy management product that saves energy; EcoGuard, which monitors and controls the flow of power to various outlets; and EcoContact, a remote, wireless door/window contact solution. In addition, the company provides EcoCentral, a cloud-based dashboard; EcoCare professional support and maintenance services; EcoSmart Mobile that offer iOS and Android applications; EcoSmart energy management platform for controlling lighting, plugload, and HVAC usage; and Recovery Time technology that adjusts the room temperature. It serves hospitality, military, educational, multiple dwelling unit, healthcare, and commercial industries. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

About Ingersoll-Rand

Ingersoll-Rand plc designs, manufactures, sells, and services industrial and commercial products. It operates through Climate and Industrial segments. The Climate segment offers building management, bus, rail, and multi-pipe HVAC, control, container and cryogenic, diesel-powered, ductless, geothermal, package heating and cooling, rail and self-powered truck refrigeration, temporary heating and cooling, trailer refrigeration, unitary, and vehicle-powered truck refrigeration systems. This segment also provides air conditioners, air exchangers and handlers, airside and terminal devices, auxiliary power units, chillers, coils and condensers, gensets, furnaces, heat pumps, home automation, and humidifiers; hybrid and non-diesel transport refrigeration, and ice energy storage solutions; indoor air quality, industrial refrigeration, motor replacements, performance contracting, refrigerant reclamation, thermostats/controls, transport heater products, and water source heat pumps. In addition, this segment offers energy and facility management, installation contracting, rental, and repair and maintenance services. The Industrial segment provides air treatment and separation, engine starting, ergonomic material handling, fluid handling, precision fastening, and mobile golf information systems; and compressors, airends, blowers, dryers, filters, golf vehicles, hoists, fluid power components, power tools, pumps, rough terrain vehicles, utility and low-speed vehicles, and winches, as well as controls, parts, accessories, and consumables. It also provides aftermarket, OEM parts, and supplies. The company markets and sells its products under the American Standard, ARO, Club Car, Nexia, Thermo King, and Trane brands through sales offices, distributors, and dealers in the United States; and through sales and service companies with a supporting chain of distributors worldwide. Ingersoll-Rand plc was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Swords, Ireland.

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