Financial Comparison: Black Box (BBOX) & Intrusion (INTZ)

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Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) and Intrusion (OTCMKTS:INTZ) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Black Box and Intrusion’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Black Box -8.57% -39.37% -6.64%
Intrusion 17.36% -35.07% 83.17%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Black Box and Intrusion’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Black Box $774.60 million 0.02 -$100.09 million N/A N/A
Intrusion $6.86 million 8.00 -$30,000.00 N/A N/A

Intrusion has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Black Box.

Volatility & Risk

Black Box has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intrusion has a beta of 0.21, indicating that its share price is 79% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Black Box and Intrusion, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Black Box 0 0 0 0 N/A
Intrusion 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

30.2% of Black Box shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.0% of Intrusion shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.5% of Black Box shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 33.6% of Intrusion shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Intrusion beats Black Box on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Black Box Company Profile

Black Box Corporation provides digital solutions that assist its customers to design, build, manage, and secure their IT infrastructure. It offers IT infrastructure, specialty networking, multimedia, and keyboard/video/mouse switching products. The company also provides communications lifecycle, unified communications, structured cabling, video/AV, in-building wireless, and data center services. It distributes its products and services primarily through value-added resellers, direct marketing manufacturers, mass merchandisers, Web retailers, manufacturers, large system integrators, and other technical services companies. It serves government, healthcare, business services, manufacturing, retail, technology, banking, and other industries worldwide. Black Box Corporation was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Lawrence, Pennsylvania.

Intrusion Company Profile

Intrusion Inc. develops, markets, and supports entity identification, high speed data mining, cybercrime and advanced persistent threat detection, regulated information compliance, and data privacy protection products in the United States. Its product portfolio comprises TraceCop, which includes a database of worldwide IP addresses that aid in the identification and location of individuals involved in cybercrime, and analysis software and a GUI interface to assist analysts in locating cybercriminals and other bad guys; and Savant, a high-speed network data mining product that organizes the data into networks of relationships and associations. The company also offers Compliance Commander for regulated information and data privacy protection. In addition, it resells third-party products, such as computers and servers for the implementation of its software into customer networks, as well as provides installation and threat data interpretation services. The company's customers primarily include the United States federal government and local government entities, banks, airlines, credit unions, other financial institutions, hospitals and other healthcare providers, and other customers. Intrusion Inc. markets and distributes its products through a direct sales force to end-users, distributors, system integrators, managed service providers, and value-added resellers. The company was formerly known as Intrusion.com, Inc. and changed its name to Intrusion Inc. in November 2001. Intrusion Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.

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