I.D. Systems Inc. (IDSY) and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (NASDAQ:publ) Comparing side by side

As Communication Equipment businesses, I.D. Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:IDSY) and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (NASDAQ:publ), are affected by compare. This especially applies to their institutional ownership, earnings and valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
I.D. Systems Inc. 53.06M 1.91 5.81M -0.23 0.00
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) N/A 0.00 N/A -0.21 0.00

Table 1 showcases the top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of I.D. Systems Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ).


Table 2 demonstrates the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of I.D. Systems Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ).

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
I.D. Systems Inc. -10.95% -11.9% -6.4%
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) 0.00% -26.2% -9.4%

Risk & Volatility

A 0.92 beta indicates that I.D. Systems Inc. is 8.00% less volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)’s 47.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 0.53 beta.


I.D. Systems Inc.’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 2 and 1.8 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) are 1.5 and 1.2 respectively. I.D. Systems Inc. therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ).


Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) offers an annual dividend of $0.11 per share, bundled with 1.19% dividend yield. No dividend is paid out by I.D. Systems Inc.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

The shares of both I.D. Systems Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) are owned by institutional investors at 56.3% and 0% respectively. Insiders owned 3.7% of I.D. Systems Inc. shares. On the other hand, insiders owned about 0.9% of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
I.D. Systems Inc. -5.26% 13.22% 13.41% 7.87% -6.04% 22.54%
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) 0.76% 3.82% 9.47% 8.06% 42.75% 4.28%

For the past year I.D. Systems Inc.’s stock price has bigger growth than Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ).


I.D. Systems Inc. beats Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) on 6 of the 10 factors.

I.D. Systems, Inc. develops, markets, and sells wireless machine-to-machine solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers integrated wireless solutions that utilize radio frequency identification, Wi-Fi, satellite or cellular communications, sensor technologies, and software to control, track, monitor, and analyze industrial vehicles, rental vehicles, and transportation assets. It provides industrial and rental fleet asset management products, including on-asset hardware with mounting and user-interface options that provide an autonomous means of asset control and monitoring; wireless asset managers that link the mobile assets being monitored with the customerÂ’s computer network or to a remotely hosted server; server software, which manages data communications between the systemÂ’s database and wireless asset managers or on-asset hardware; and client software. The company also offers transportation asset management products comprising on-asset hardware configurations to address various remote asset types; VeriWise Intelligence Portal, a hosted Website that provides Internet access to client asset information; and a direct data feed through XML or Web services. In addition, it provides hosting, maintenance, and customer support and consulting services, as well as software as a service. The company markets and sells its solutions directly to commercial and government sectors in automotive manufacturing, retail, shipping, freight transportation, heavy industry, wholesale distribution, aerospace and defense, homeland security, and vehicle rental markets, as well as through original equipment manufacturers and industrial equipment dealers. I.D. Systems, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) provides information and communications technology solutions for networks, IT and cloud, and media markets worldwide. It operates through three segments: Networks, Global Services, and Support Solutions. The Networks segment delivers products and solutions for mobile access, Internet protocol (IP) and transmission networks, core networks, and cloud. It offers radio access solutions; IP routing and transport solutions; microwave and optical transmission solutions for mobile and fixed networks; IP multimedia subsystem solutions; a cloud platform that handles workloads for various clouds; and telecom, IT, and commercial cloud services. The Global Services segment delivers managed services, including services for designing, building, operating, and managing the day-to-day operations of the customerÂ’s network or solutions; maintenance services; network sharing solutions; shared solutions; and managed services of IT environments. It also offers product-related services, consulting and systems integration services, and broadcast services for industry-specific solutions, primarily in the areas of utilities, transport, and public safety. The Support Solutions segment provides software suites for operators, such as operations support systems, business support systems, television and media solutions, and M-commerce solutions for money transfer. The company has a strategic partnership with Net Insight AB (publ) to offer end-to-end media contribution solutions to the broadcast industry. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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