Financial Contrast: Securitas AB (publ) (OTCMKTS:SCTBF) vs. Evolv Technologies (NASDAQ:EVLV)

Securitas AB (publ) (OTCMKTS:SCTBFGet Free Report) and Evolv Technologies (NASDAQ:EVLVGet Free Report) are both industrials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Securitas AB (publ) and Evolv Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Securitas AB (publ) 0 0 0 0 N/A
Evolv Technologies 0 1 3 0 2.75

Evolv Technologies has a consensus target price of $7.25, indicating a potential upside of 104.80%. Given Evolv Technologies’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Evolv Technologies is more favorable than Securitas AB (publ).

Profitability

This table compares Securitas AB (publ) and Evolv Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Securitas AB (publ) N/A N/A N/A
Evolv Technologies -132.13% -47.56% -25.38%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Securitas AB (publ) and Evolv Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Securitas AB (publ) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Evolv Technologies $80.42 million 6.70 -$106.25 million ($0.73) -4.85

Securitas AB (publ) has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Evolv Technologies.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

35.4% of Securitas AB (publ) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of Evolv Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 12.1% of Evolv Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Evolv Technologies beats Securitas AB (publ) on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Securitas AB (publ)

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Securitas AB (publ) provides security services in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through three segments: Security Services North America, Security Services Europe, and Security Services Ibero-America. It offers on-site guarding, mobile patrol, canine security, reception, loss prevention, screening, and track and trace services, as well as operates Securitas operation centers. The company also provides remote video solutions; aviation security services, such as physical security, airline security, hospitality, and consultancy related services; and electronic security services, which includes access control, video security, and system design and installation services. In addition, it offers fire and safety; enterprise risk management services, such as risk and security management, executive protection, and security consulting services; and intelligent security and home alarm services. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

About Evolv Technologies

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Evolv Technologies Holdings, Inc. provides artificial intelligence (AI)-based weapons detection for security screening in the United States and internationally. Its products include Evolv Express, a touchless security screening system designed to detect firearms, improvised explosive devices, and tactical knives; and Evolv Insights that provides self-serve access, insights regarding visitor flow and arrival curves, location specific performance, system detection performance, and alarm statistics. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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