DB:IM9

Stock Analysis Report

Image Sensing Systems

Executive Summary

Image Sensing Systems, Inc. develops and markets video and radar processing products for the intelligent transportation systems industry worldwide.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and undervalued.


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Share Price & News

How has Image Sensing Systems's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: IM9 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.0%

IM9

-2.4%

DE Electronic

-0.2%

DE Market


1 Year Return

27.2%

IM9

8.1%

DE Electronic

13.7%

DE Market

Return vs Industry: IM9 exceeded the German Electronic industry which returned 8.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: IM9 exceeded the German Market which returned 13.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

IM9IndustryMarket
7 Day1.0%-2.4%-0.2%
30 Day18.6%9.1%0.3%
90 Day23.8%6.8%3.7%
1 Year27.2%27.2%10.5%8.1%17.2%13.7%
3 Year45.7%45.7%48.0%43.1%15.4%5.3%
5 Year118.5%118.5%113.5%98.2%21.3%4.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Image Sensing Systems's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Image Sensing Systems undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

35.4%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: IM9 (€5.1) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€7.89)

Significantly Below Fair Value: IM9 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: IM9 is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.9x) compared to the Electronic industry average (30.7x).

PE vs Market: IM9 is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.9x) compared to the German market (20.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate IM9's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: IM9 is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the DE Electronic industry average (1.9x).


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Future Growth

How is Image Sensing Systems forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

16.5%

Forecasted Tech industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Image Sensing Systems has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Image Sensing Systems performed over the past 5 years?

71.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: IM9 has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: IM9's current net profit margins (51%) are higher than last year (13.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: IM9 has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 71.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: IM9's earnings growth over the past year (273.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (71.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: IM9 earnings growth over the past year (273.9%) exceeded the Electronic industry -3.9%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: IM9's Return on Equity (42.7%) is considered outstanding.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Image Sensing Systems's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: IM9's short term assets ($9.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: IM9's short term assets ($9.4M) exceed its long term liabilities ($24.0K).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: IM9 is debt free.

Reducing Debt: IM9 has not had any debt for past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: IM9 has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if IM9's debt is covered by short term assets.


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: IM9 is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.

Forecast Cash Runway: IM9 is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.


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Dividend

What is Image Sensing Systems's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.3%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.2%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate IM9's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate IM9's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if IM9's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if IM9's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of IM9's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

1.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Chad Stelzig (43yo)

2.9yrs

Tenure

US$336,727

Compensation

Mr. Chad Stelzig has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Image Sensing Systems, Inc. since March 8, 2017 and previously served as its Interim Chief Executive Officer and Interim President fro ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Chad's total compensation ($USD336.73K) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD412.50K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Chad's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Andrew Berger
Executive Chairman3.7yrsUS$92.50k1.99% $559.4k
Chad Stelzig
President & CEO2.9yrsUS$336.73k0.90% $253.6k
Frank Hallowell
CFO & & Principal Accounting Officer0.8yrsno data0.20% $55.5k
Andrew Markese
Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing1.8yrsno datano data

1.8yrs

Average Tenure

46yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: IM9's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Andrew Berger
Executive Chairman3.7yrsUS$92.50k1.99% $559.4k
James Bracke
Independent Director10.9yrsUS$75.00k1.55% $435.1k
Paul Lidsky
Independent Director6.7yrsUS$72.00k0.81% $227.4k
Joseph Daly
Independent Director1.1yrsno data0.19% $52.9k
Geoffrey Davis
Independent Director3.3yrsUS$50.00k0.41% $114.9k

3.7yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: IM9's board of directors are considered experienced (3.7 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Image Sensing Systems, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Image Sensing Systems, Inc.
  • Ticker: IM9
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1984
  • Industry: Electronic Equipment and Instruments
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: US$30.300m
  • Listing Market Cap: US$28.076m
  • Shares outstanding: 5.32m
  • Website: https://www.imagesensing.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Image Sensing Systems, Inc.
  • 500 Spruce Tree Centre
  • 1600 University Avenue West
  • Saint Paul
  • Minnesota
  • 55104
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ISNSNasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDMay 1995
IM9DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURMay 1995

Biography

Image Sensing Systems, Inc. develops and markets video and radar processing products for the intelligent transportation systems industry worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Intersection and Highway. It offers various vehicle and traffic detection products, including Autoscope video systems and RTMS radar systems that convert sensory input collected by video cameras and radar units into vehicle detection and traffic data used to operate, monitor, and enhance the efficiency of roadway infrastructure. The company provides its video and radar processing products for use in traffic applications, such as intersection control, highway, bridge and tunnel traffic management, and traffic data collection. It markets and sells its products to end users comprising federal, state, city, and county departments of transportation, port, highway, tunnel, and other transportation authorities, as well as system integrators or other suppliers of systems and services who are operating under subcontracts in connection with road construction contracts. Image Sensing Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/20 21:54
End of Day Share Price2020/02/20 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.