TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ: TACT) and Radcom (NASDAQ:RDCM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares TransAct Technologies and Radcom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TransAct Technologies 7.27% 16.84% 12.79%
Radcom -3.90% -2.21% -1.64%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for TransAct Technologies and Radcom, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TransAct Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00
Radcom 0 0 2 0 3.00

TransAct Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $11.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.79%. Radcom has a consensus target price of $27.00, indicating a potential upside of 35.68%. Given Radcom’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Radcom is more favorable than TransAct Technologies.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

38.0% of TransAct Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 18.2% of Radcom shares are held by institutional investors. 11.6% of TransAct Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 69.0% of Radcom shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares TransAct Technologies and Radcom’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TransAct Technologies $56.88 million 1.23 $6.97 million $0.55 17.27
Radcom $31.00 million 7.48 $351,500.00 ($0.11) -180.91

TransAct Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Radcom. Radcom is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TransAct Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

TransAct Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Radcom does not pay a dividend. TransAct Technologies pays out 65.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

TransAct Technologies has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Radcom has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

TransAct Technologies beats Radcom on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TransAct Technologies

TransAct Technologies Incorporated (TransAct) designs, develops and sells market-specific solutions, including printers, terminals, software and other products for transaction-based and other industries. The Company operates through the segment, which includes design, development, assembly and marketing of transaction printers and terminals, and providing printer and terminal related software, services, supplies and spare parts. Its thermal, inkjet and impact printers and terminals generate labels and transaction records, such as receipts, tickets, coupons, register journals and other documents, as well as printed logging, and plotting of oil field and well drilling data. Its products are sold under the AccuDate, Ithaca, RESPONDER, Epic, EPICENTRAL and Printrex brand names. It focuses on various markets, such as food safety, banking and point-of-sale (POS), casino and gaming, lottery and Printrex, Inc. (Printrex), which serves the oil and gas, medical and mobile printing markets.

About Radcom

RADCOM Ltd. (RADCOM) provides service assurance and customer experience management solutions for communication service providers (CSPs). The Company provides solutions for networks, including long-term evolution (LTE), LTE Advanced (LTE-A), voice over LTE (VoLTE), Internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS), Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) or global system for mobile communications (GSM) and mobile broadband. Its software-based solutions enable CSPs to manage both existing networks and network functions virtualization (NFV) based architectures. Its products and solutions include The MaveriQ Solution for Service Assurance and customer experience management (CEM). The MaveriQ solution is a probe-based customer and service assurance solution designed to enable CSPs to carry out end-to-end voice and data quality monitoring and to manage their networks and services. The MaveriQ solution offers analysis and troubleshooting tools.

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