Financial analysis: Guardforce AI (NASDAQ: GFAI) and Allegion (NYSE: ALLE)


Allegion (NYSE:ALLE – Get Rating) and Guardforce AI (NASDAQ:GFAI – Get Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on their dividend strength, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of Allegion and Guardforce AI.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Allegation 16.15% 57.54% 14.87%
AI Guardforce N / A N / A N / A

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of recent ratings for Allegion and Guardforce AI, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Allegation 0 5 5 0 2.50
AI Guardforce 0 0 0 0 N / A

Allegion currently has a consensus price target of $141.67, indicating a potential upside of 25.85%. Considering Allegion’s likely higher upside, analysts clearly think Allegion is more favorable than Guardforce AI.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.2% of Allegion’s shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 3.0% of Guardforce AI shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Allegion shares are held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, hedge funds, and large fund managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Allegion and Guardforce AI.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Allegation $2.87 billion 3.45 $483.00 million $5.21 21.61
AI Guardforce $35.15 million 0.36 -$5.48 million N / A N / A

Allegion has higher earnings and revenue than Guardforce AI.

Summary

Allegion beats Guardforce AI on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Allegion Company Profile (Get a rating)

Allegion plc manufactures and sells mechanical and electronic security products and solutions worldwide. The company offers door closers, controls and exit devices; locks, lock sets, portable locks and key systems and services; electronic security products and access control systems; time, attendance and labor productivity management systems; doors and door systems; and other accessories. The company sells its products and solutions to end users in commercial, institutional and residential settings, including education, healthcare, government, hospitality, commercial office, and single-family and multi-family residential markets under the CISA , Interflex, LCN, Schlage, SimonsVoss and Von Duprin brands. It sells its products and solutions through distribution and retail channels, such as specialized distribution, e-commerce and wholesalers, as well as through various retail channels including DIY centers, e-commerce and e-commerce platforms, and small specialty showrooms. Allegion plc was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Guardforce AI Company Profile (Get a rating)

Guardforce AI Co., Limited offers treasury solutions and cash processing services in Thailand. The Company’s services include funds transfers, vehicles to banks, ATM management, cash center operations, cash processing, coin processing and check center services, as well as cash deposit machine solutions including cash deposit management and express cash services. Its customers include local commercial banks, retail chains, coin factories and government authorities. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand.



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Sarah J. Greer