Head to Head Contrast: SQL Technologies (NASDAQ:SKYX) and LSI Industries (NASDAQ:LYTS)

LSI Industries (NASDAQ:LYTSGet Rating) and SQL Technologies (NASDAQ:SKYXGet Rating) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.0% of LSI Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.9% of LSI Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 50.2% of SQL Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares LSI Industries and SQL Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LSI Industries 2.37% 9.89% 4.51%
SQL Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

LSI Industries has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SQL Technologies has a beta of -3316.19, indicating that its share price is 331,719% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for LSI Industries and SQL Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LSI Industries 0 0 3 0 3.00
SQL Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

LSI Industries currently has a consensus price target of $14.17, suggesting a potential upside of 104.43%. Given LSI Industries’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe LSI Industries is more favorable than SQL Technologies.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares LSI Industries and SQL Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LSI Industries $315.61 million 0.59 $5.87 million $0.36 19.25
SQL Technologies $40,000.00 10,921.03 -$5.73 million N/A N/A

LSI Industries has higher revenue and earnings than SQL Technologies.

Summary

LSI Industries beats SQL Technologies on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About LSI Industries (Get Rating)

LSI Industries Inc. manufactures and sells non-residential lighting and retail display solutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Latin America. It operates in two segments, Lighting and Display Solutions. The Lighting segment manufactures, markets, and sells non-residential outdoor and indoor lighting solutions. It also offers lighting control products, including sensors, photocontrols, dimmers, motion detection, and Bluetooth systems to support lighting fixtures; and designs, engineers, and manufactures electronic circuit boards, assemblies, and sub-assemblies. The Display Solutions segment manufactures, sells, and installs exterior and interior visual image and display elements, including printed and structural graphics, digital signage, menu board systems, display fixtures, refrigerated displays, and custom display elements. Its products comprise signage and canopy graphics, pump dispenser graphics, building fascia graphics, decals, interior signage and marketing graphics, aisle markers, wall mural graphics, and refrigerated and non-refrigerated merchandising displays. This segment also implements, installs, and provides program management services, such as installation management, site surveys, permitting, and content management; and manages and executes the implementation of large rollout programs. It serves petroleum/convenience, parking lot and garage, quick-service restaurant, retail and grocery store, automotive, warehouse, and sports complex markets. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

About SQL Technologies (Get Rating)

SQL Technologies Corp. provides a series of safe-smart platform technologies. The company's first-generation technologies enable light fixtures, ceiling fans, and other electrically wired products to be installed into a ceiling's electrical outlet box; and second-generation technology provides a platform that is designed to enhance safety and lifestyle of homes and other buildings. It offers power-plugs; universal power-plug and receptacle products; and smart products. The company was formerly known as Safety Quick Lighting & Fans Corp. and changed its name to SQL Technologies Corp. in August 2016. SQL Technologies Corp. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida.

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