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Image Sensing Systems

Nasdaq:ISNS
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with acceptable track record.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
ISNS
Nasdaq
$28M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Tech
Company description

Image Sensing Systems, Inc. develops and markets video and radar processing products for the intelligent transportation systems industry worldwide. The last earnings update was 8 days ago. More info.


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ISNS Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
9.3%
NasdaqCM:ISNS
-0.2%
US Electronic
0.4%
US Market
1 Year Returns
23.2%
NasdaqCM:ISNS
0.1%
US Electronic
3.5%
US Market
ISNS Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Image Sensing Systems (ISNS) 9.3% 14.7% 22.9% 23.2% 92.7% 1.3%
US Electronic -0.2% 0.3% 22.8% 0.1% 60% 59.3%
US Market 0.4% 1.6% 16.4% 3.5% 39.4% 44%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • ISNS outperformed the Electronic industry which returned 0.1% over the past year.
  • ISNS outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility
ISNS
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

ISNS Value

 Is Image Sensing Systems undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Image Sensing Systems to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Image Sensing Systems.

NasdaqCM:ISNS Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Extrapolated from most recent financials. See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqCM:ISNS
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Electronic Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.07
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.07 (1 + (1- 21%) (0%))
1.047
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.05
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.047 * 5.96%)
8.97%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqCM:ISNS using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Image Sensing Systems is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NasdaqCM:ISNS DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 8.97%)
2019 0.06 Est @ -85.66% 0.05
2020 0.02 Est @ -59.14% 0.02
2021 0.01 Est @ -40.58% 0.01
2022 0.01 Est @ -27.59% 0.01
2023 0.01 Est @ -18.49% 0.01
2024 0.01 Est @ -12.13% 0.00
2025 0.01 Est @ -7.67% 0.00
2026 0.01 Est @ -4.55% 0.00
2027 0.01 Est @ -2.37% 0.00
2028 0.01 Est @ -0.84% 0.00
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $0.11
NasdaqCM:ISNS DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $0.01 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (8.97% – 2.73%)
$0.10
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $0.10 ÷ (1 + 8.97%)10
$0.04
NasdaqCM:ISNS Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $0.11 + $0.04
$0.16
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $0.16 / 5.28
$0.03
NasdaqCM:ISNS Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $0.03
Current discount Discount to share price of $5.30
= -1 x ($5.30 - $0.03) / $0.03
-17899.8%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Image Sensing Systems is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Image Sensing Systems's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Image Sensing Systems's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:ISNS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $0.36
NasdaqCM:ISNS Share Price ** NasdaqCM (2019-03-22) in USD $5.3
United States of America Electronic Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 92 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 19.26x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,058 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.52x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Image Sensing Systems.

NasdaqCM:ISNS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqCM:ISNS Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 5.3 ÷ 0.36

14.81x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Image Sensing Systems is good value based on earnings compared to the US Electronic industry average.
  • Image Sensing Systems is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Image Sensing Systems's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:ISNS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 14.81x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
3.4%per year
United States of America Electronic Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 60 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 1.53x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,103 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.48x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Image Sensing Systems, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Image Sensing Systems's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:ISNS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $2.02
NasdaqCM:ISNS Share Price * NasdaqCM (2019-03-22) in USD $5.3
United States of America Electronic Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 151 Publicly-Listed Electronic Companies 2.11x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,157 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.88x
NasdaqCM:ISNS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqCM:ISNS Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 5.3 ÷ 2.02

2.63x

* Primary Listing of Image Sensing Systems.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Image Sensing Systems is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Electronic industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Image Sensing Systems's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Electronic industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Electronic industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Image Sensing Systems has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ISNS Future Performance

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

  • No analysts cover Image Sensing Systems, future earnings growth has been estimated based on fundamentals.
The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
3.4%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Image Sensing Systems expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Image Sensing Systems's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Image Sensing Systems's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • Unable to compare Image Sensing Systems's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:ISNS Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqCM:ISNS Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts 3.4%
United States of America Electronic Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 17%
United States of America Electronic Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.6%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.2%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:ISNS Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqCM:ISNS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 15 2 2
2018-09-30 15 1 2
2018-06-30 15 2 2
2018-03-31 14 3 2
2017-12-31 15 3 2
2017-09-30 13 2 1
2017-06-30 13 2 0
2017-03-31 14 2 1
2016-12-31 14 0 1
2016-09-30 15 1 1
2016-06-30 15 0 1
2016-03-31 15 -1 0

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Image Sensing Systems's earnings are expected to grow by 3.4% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Unable to determine if Image Sensing Systems is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:ISNS Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Image Sensing Systems Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:ISNS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 0.36
2018-09-30 0.39
2018-06-30 0.40
2018-03-31 0.36
2017-12-31 0.41
2017-09-30 0.14
2017-06-30 0.06
2017-03-31 0.23
2016-12-31 0.14
2016-09-30 0.19
2016-06-30 0.18
2016-03-31 0.07

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Image Sensing Systems will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Image Sensing Systems's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Image Sensing Systems has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ISNS Past Performance

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

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Image Sensing Systems's growth in the last year to its industry (Electronic).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Image Sensing Systems has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • Image Sensing Systems's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Image Sensing Systems's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Electronic industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Image Sensing Systems's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Image Sensing Systems Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:ISNS Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 14.56 1.86 6.50 3.28
2018-09-30 15.29 2.03 6.76 3.34
2018-06-30 14.87 2.05 6.60 3.20
2018-03-31 14.45 1.86 6.49 3.01
2017-12-31 14.52 2.08 6.16 3.01
2017-09-30 13.03 0.71 5.77 3.18
2017-06-30 12.79 0.31 5.77 3.09
2017-03-31 13.99 1.18 6.03 2.97
2016-12-31 14.14 0.69 6.29 2.95
2016-09-30 14.82 0.97 7.15 2.66
2016-06-30 15.50 0.90 7.29 3.05
2016-03-31 15.23 0.36 7.21 3.41
2015-12-31 15.22 0.38 7.26 3.52
2015-09-30 15.61 -0.34 7.64 3.86
2015-06-30 17.80 0.00 8.45 3.92
2015-03-31 17.05 1.45 7.08 3.95
2014-12-31 18.14 -2.04 9.54 4.86
2014-09-30 20.70 -11.68 13.65 4.80
2014-06-30 22.19 -14.35 16.00 5.36
2014-03-31 26.00 -18.21 20.96 5.72
2013-12-31 19.84 -11.43 16.66 3.71
2013-09-30 26.65 -5.15 18.33 5.03
2013-06-30 26.08 -2.23 16.70 4.34
2013-03-31 24.32 -4.14 14.41 4.00
2012-12-31 24.96 -3.35 12.46 4.14
2012-09-30 26.99 -4.03 13.61 4.55
2012-06-30 27.24 -13.75 14.87 4.68
2012-03-31 29.63 -9.88 15.91 4.67

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Image Sensing Systems has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Image Sensing Systems used its assets more efficiently than the US Electronic industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Image Sensing Systems has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Image Sensing Systems's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Electronic industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Image Sensing Systems has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ISNS Health

 How is Image Sensing Systems's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Image Sensing Systems's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Image Sensing Systems is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Image Sensing Systems has no long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Image Sensing Systems's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Image Sensing Systems has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Image Sensing Systems Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

NasdaqCM:ISNS Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 10.64 0.00 4.24
2018-09-30 10.12 0.00 3.55
2018-06-30 9.23 0.00 3.69
2018-03-31 8.70 0.00 3.32
2017-12-31 8.64 0.00 3.19
2017-09-30 7.88 0.00 2.76
2017-06-30 6.91 0.00 2.66
2017-03-31 6.48 0.00 2.12
2016-12-31 6.21 0.00 1.55
2016-09-30 6.86 0.00 1.68
2016-06-30 6.31 0.00 0.96
2016-03-31 5.17 0.00 1.40
2015-12-31 5.40 0.00 2.65
2015-09-30 5.59 0.00 2.68
2015-06-30 6.55 0.00 0.58
2015-03-31 7.05 0.00 0.88
2014-12-31 8.32 0.00 2.66
2014-09-30 12.47 0.00 1.22
2014-06-30 13.63 0.00 2.58
2014-03-31 14.87 0.00 2.93
2013-12-31 18.51 0.00 6.20
2013-09-30 29.18 0.00 7.57
2013-06-30 30.57 0.00 9.14
2013-03-31 32.17 0.00 12.04
2012-12-31 33.98 0.00 13.15
2012-09-30 33.95 0.00 10.62
2012-06-30 32.38 0.00 9.67
2012-03-31 36.28 0.00 8.55
  • Image Sensing Systems has no debt.
  • Image Sensing Systems has not taken on any debt in the past 5 years.
  • Image Sensing Systems has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • Image Sensing Systems has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Image Sensing Systems's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Image Sensing Systems has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ISNS Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Image Sensing Systems dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Image Sensing Systems shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Image Sensing Systems's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Image Sensing Systems's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:ISNS Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Electronic Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 38 Stocks 1.6%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2006 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Image Sensing Systems has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Image Sensing Systems's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Image Sensing Systems's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Image Sensing Systems has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Image Sensing Systems's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Image Sensing Systems afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Image Sensing Systems has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ISNS Management

 What is the CEO of Image Sensing Systems's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Chad Stelzig
COMPENSATION $343,050
AGE 42
TENURE AS CEO 2 years
CEO Bio

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 from June 27, 2016 to March 8, 2017. Mr. Stelzig served as Vice President of Engineering of ISS in addition to his prior position as Director of Algorithm and Software Engineering at the Company. He has over 15 years of engineering and management experience. Prior to joining ISS, he has held various positions at General Dynamics, C4 Systems and Lockheed Martin. Mr. Stelzig holds a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Physics and Mathematics from Hamline University.

CEO Compensation
  • Chad's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
  • Chad's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Image Sensing Systems management team in years:

1
Average Tenure
42
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Image Sensing Systems management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

Andrew Berger

TITLE
Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$93K
AGE
45

Chad Stelzig

TITLE
President & CEO
COMPENSATION
$343K
AGE
42
TENURE
2 yrs

Todd Slawson

TITLE
Interim Chief Financial Officer
AGE
31
TENURE
1 yrs

Andy Markese

TITLE
Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing
TENURE
0.8 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Image Sensing Systems board of directors in years:

2.8
Average Tenure
61.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Image Sensing Systems board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

Andrew Berger

TITLE
Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$93K
AGE
45
TENURE
2.8 yrs

James Bracke

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$75K
AGE
71
TENURE
10 yrs

Paul Lidsky

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$72K
AGE
64
TENURE
5.8 yrs

Geoffrey Davis

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$50K
AGE
59
TENURE
2.3 yrs

Joseph Daly

TITLE
Director
TENURE
0.2 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
11. Dec 18 Buy AB Value Management LLC Company 10. Dec 18 10. Dec 18 4,930 $5.39 $26,579
07. Jun 18 Buy AB Value Management LLC Company 05. Jun 18 05. Jun 18 500 $4.13 $2,065
31. May 18 Buy AB Value Management LLC Company 29. May 18 29. May 18 300 $3.90 $1,170
21. May 18 Buy AB Value Management LLC Company 17. May 18 21. May 18 54,200 $4.00 $213,087
18. May 18 Buy James Bracke Individual 17. May 18 17. May 18 25,000 $3.87 $96,825
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Management checks
We assess Image Sensing Systems's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Image Sensing Systems has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ISNS News

Simply Wall St News

Should You Take Comfort From Insider Transactions At Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISNS)?

So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Image Sensing Systems, Inc. … For example, a Harvard University study found that 'insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.'. … Image Sensing Systems Insider Transactions Over The Last Year.

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Should You Like Image Sensing Systems, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:ISNS) High Return On Capital Employed?

Specifically, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), since that will give us an insight into how efficiently the business can generate profits from the capital it requires. … Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it? … ROCE measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business.

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Is Image Sensing Systems, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ISNS) P/E Ratio Really That Good?

We'll look at Image Sensing Systems, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ISNS) P/E ratio and reflect on what it tells us about the company's share price. … Image Sensing Systems has a P/E ratio of 13.02, based on the last twelve months. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Share Price ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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Is Image Sensing Systems, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ISNS) 20% Better Than Average?

Our data shows Image Sensing Systems has a return on equity of 20% for the last year. … That means that for every $1 worth of shareholders' equity, it generated $0.20 in profit. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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Does Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISNS) Have A High Beta?

In finance, Beta is a measure of volatility. … Beta is a widely used metric to measure a stock's exposure to market risk (volatility). … Before we go on, it's worth noting that Warren Buffett pointed out in his 2014 letter to shareholders that 'volatility is far from synonymous with risk.' Having said that, beta can still be rather useful.

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What Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The Image Sensing Systems, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ISNS) Shareholder Register?

The big shareholder groups in Image Sensing Systems, Inc. … With a market capitalization of US$27m, Image Sensing Systems is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. … View our latest analysis for Image Sensing Systems

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How Much Are Image Sensing Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ISNS) Insiders Spending On Buying Shares?

So before you buy or sell Image Sensing Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ISNS), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling. … Image Sensing Systems Insider Transactions Over The Last Year. … Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by Independent Director James Bracke for US$97k worth of shares, at about US$3.87 per share

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Image Sensing Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ISNS): A Look At Return On Capital

and want to better understand how you can grow your money by investing in Image Sensing Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ISNS). … To understand Image Sensing Systems’s capital returns we will look at a useful metric called return on capital employed. … See our latest analysis for Image Sensing Systems

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How Image Sensing Systems Inc's (NASDAQ:ISNS) Earnings Growth Stacks Up Against The Industry

After reading Image Sensing Systems Inc's (NASDAQ:ISNS) latest earnings update (30 June 2018), I found it beneficial to look back at how the company has performed in the past and compare this against the most recent numbers. … I also like to compare against an industry benchmark to understand whether ISNS has outperformed, or whether it is simply riding an industry wave. … Check out our latest analysis for Image Sensing Systems.

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Should You Buy Image Sensing Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ISNS) At This PE Ratio?

I am writing today to help inform people who are new to the stock market. … and want to begin learning the link between Image Sensing Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ISNS)’s fundamentals and stock market performance. … Image Sensing Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ISNS) is trading with a trailing P/E of 11.6x, which is lower than the industry average of 22.4x.

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ISNS Company Info

Description

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.

Details
Name: Image Sensing Systems, Inc.
ISNS
Exchange: NasdaqCM
Founded: 1984
$27,978,630
5,279,485
Website: http://www.imagesensing.com
Address: Image Sensing Systems, Inc.
500 Spruce Tree Centre,
1600 University Avenue West,
Saint Paul,
Minnesota, 55104,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqCM ISNS Common Stock Nasdaq Capital Market US USD 05. May 1995
DB IM9 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 05. May 1995
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
53
Image Sensing Systems employees.
Industry
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/22 23:37
End of day share price update: 2019/03/22 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/03/14
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


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