Reviewing Iveda Solutions (IVDA) and Datawatch (DWCH)

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Iveda Solutions (OTCMKTS:IVDA) and Datawatch (NASDAQ:DWCH) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Iveda Solutions and Datawatch’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Iveda Solutions N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Datawatch $41.68 million 0.00 -$9.25 million N/A N/A

Iveda Solutions has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Datawatch.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

43.3% of Datawatch shares are held by institutional investors. 9.4% of Datawatch shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Iveda Solutions and Datawatch, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iveda Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A
Datawatch 0 1 1 0 2.50

Datawatch has a consensus price target of $19.50, suggesting a potential upside of ∞. Given Datawatch’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Datawatch is more favorable than Iveda Solutions.

Profitability

This table compares Iveda Solutions and Datawatch’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iveda Solutions N/A N/A N/A
Datawatch -24.71% 2.35% 1.22%

Risk and Volatility

Iveda Solutions has a beta of -9.79, meaning that its stock price is 1,079% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Datawatch has a beta of 1.56, meaning that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Datawatch beats Iveda Solutions on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Iveda Solutions Company Profile

Iveda Solutions, Inc. develops and sells software as a service video surveillance management platform under Sentir name in the United States and internationally. Its Sentir platform consists of surveillance software, cloud management software, servers, storage, and networking protocols that enables real-time viewing and recorded playback of video on computers and mobile devices with push notifications and alerts for the distribution of hosted video surveillance services. The company also sells Sentir-enabled plug-and-play cloud cameras under Zee brand name, and an in-vehicle streaming video surveillance system under VEMO brand name to telecommunications companies, Internet service providers, data centers, and cable companies. In addition, it also provides real-time Internet protocol video hosting and remote surveillance services; and deploys video surveillance systems for banks, storage facilities, homeowners associations, law enforcement, food processing plants, public pools and parks, and government agencies, as well as airports, commercial buildings, data centers, shopping centers, and hotels. The company was formerly known as Iveda Corporation and changed its name to Iveda Solutions, Inc. in December 2010. Iveda Solutions, Inc. is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona.

Datawatch Company Profile

Datawatch Corporation designs, develops, markets, and distributes business computer software products to self-service data preparation and visual data discovery markets in the United States and internationally. Its software solutions allow organizations to access, analyze, and visualize their information. The company's products include Datawatch Monarch, a self-service data preparation tool to explore, manipulate, and merge new data sources; Datawatch Monarch Swarm, a browser-based platform offers team-driven data preparation and centralized data marketplace for speed collaboration; Datawatch Panopticon designed for situations for data analysis; and Datawatch Report Mining Server, a solution for data preparation capabilities. It also provides implementation and support of its software products, as well as training on their use and administration. The company sells its products to end-users through distributors, value-added resellers, original equipment manufacturers, and strategic partners. Datawatch Corporation was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.

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