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Image Sensing Systems, Inc is a scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. Image Sensing Systems shares (ISNS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Image Sensing Systems employs 46 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Image Sensing Systems share price

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Image Sensing Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$3.26 - $6.36
50-day moving average $4.58
200-day moving average $4.47
Wall St. target price$4.00
PE ratio 22.95
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.20

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Is it a good time to buy Image Sensing Systems stock?

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Is Image Sensing Systems under- or over-valued?

Valuing Image Sensing Systems stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Image Sensing Systems's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Image Sensing Systems's P/E ratio

Image Sensing Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Image Sensing Systems shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Image Sensing Systems's EBITDA

Image Sensing Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $832,000.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Image Sensing Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Image Sensing Systems financials

Revenue TTM $13.2 million
Operating margin TTM 4.62%
Gross profit TTM $10.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.87%
Return on equity TTM 5.7%
Profit margin 8.07%
Book value $3.62
Market capitalisation $24.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Image Sensing Systems shares

There are currently 52,343 Image Sensing Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Image Sensing Systems's "short interest". This figure is 5.2% up from 49,776 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Image Sensing Systems shares can be evaluated.

Image Sensing Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Image Sensing Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Image Sensing Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Image Sensing Systems shares traded daily (recently around 10859.543568465). Image Sensing Systems's SIR currently stands at 4.82. In other words for every 100,000 Image Sensing Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4820 shares are currently held short.

However Image Sensing Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Image Sensing Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Image Sensing Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Image Sensing Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Image Sensing Systems shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0129% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Image Sensing Systems shares, roughly 13 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Image Sensing Systems.

Find out more about how you can short Image Sensing Systems stock.

Image Sensing Systems share dividends

We're not expecting Image Sensing Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Image Sensing Systems's shares ever split?

Image Sensing Systems's shares were split on a 6:5 basis on 12 April 2000. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 6 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Image Sensing Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 16.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Image Sensing Systems shares which in turn could have impacted Image Sensing Systems's share price.

Image Sensing Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Image Sensing Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.2587 up to $6.3623. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ISNS.US volatility(beta: 1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Image Sensing Systems's is 1.0039. This would suggest that Image Sensing Systems's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Image Sensing Systems overview

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 and radar modules 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.

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