Garmin Ltd. (GRMN) and LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ:LRAD) Comparison side by side

Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) and LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ:LRAD) compete with each other in the Scientific & Technical Instruments sector. We will analyze and contrast their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Garmin Ltd. 3.35B 4.78 694.08M 3.66 23.17
LRAD Corporation 28.86M 3.11 1.02M 0.10 28.47

Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation for Garmin Ltd. and LRAD Corporation. LRAD Corporation seems to has lower revenue and earnings compared to Garmin Ltd. Presently more affordable of the two stocks is the business with a lower price-to-earnings ratio. Garmin Ltd.?s shares have been trading at lower price-to-earnings ratio which means it is presently more affordable than LRAD Corporation.


Table 2 has Garmin Ltd. and LRAD Corporation’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Garmin Ltd. 20.72% 17.5% 13.7%
LRAD Corporation -3.53% -3% -2.5%

Risk & Volatility

Garmin Ltd. is 4.00% less volatile than S&P 500 due to its 0.96 beta. LRAD Corporation?s 0.73 beta is the reason why it is 27.00% less volatile than S&P 500.


Garmin Ltd. has a Current Ratio of 2.9 and a Quick Ratio of 2.3. Competitively, LRAD Corporation’s Current Ratio is 5 and has 3.4 Quick Ratio. LRAD Corporation’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Garmin Ltd.


Garmin Ltd. shareholders receive an annual dividend of $2.12 per share which is subject to 2.53% dividend yield. No dividend is paid out by LRAD Corporation

Analyst Ratings

Garmin Ltd. and LRAD Corporation Recommendations and Ratings are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Garmin Ltd. 1 2 0 2.67
LRAD Corporation 0 0 0 0.00

Garmin Ltd.?s average target price is $75.75, while its potential downside is -10.39%.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors owned 46.1% of Garmin Ltd. shares and 53.9% of LRAD Corporation shares. Insiders owned roughly 1.2% of Garmin Ltd.’s shares. Insiders Comparatively, owned 0.7% of LRAD Corporation shares.


In this table we provide 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)
Garmin Ltd. 1.42% 22.49% 27.66% 24.42% 43.97% 33.83%
LRAD Corporation 3.91% 9.84% 3.33% -11.43% 24.55% 10.71%

For the past year Garmin Ltd. was more bullish than LRAD Corporation.


Garmin Ltd. beats LRAD Corporation on 13 of the 15 factors.

Garmin Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes a range of navigation, communication, and information devices worldwide. It operates through five segments: Auto, Aviation, Marine, Outdoor, and Fitness. The Auto segment offers personal navigation devices; infotainment solutions; and action cameras, as well as mobile applications under the Garmin and NAVIGON names. The Aviation segment provides navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, weather radar, radar altimeter, datalink weather, in-cockpit and cloud connectivity, automated logbook, voice and touch control, and other products and services; wearables, portables, and apps; and traffic collision avoidance, and terrain awareness and warning systems. It also offers controller-pilot data link, a suite of automatic dependent surveillance broadcast solutions. The Marine segment provides chartplotters and multi-function displays, fish finders, sounders, autopilot systems, radars, compliant instrument displays, VHF communication radios, handhelds and wrist-worn devices, sailing products, and entertainment products. The Outdoor segment offers outdoor handhelds, wearable devices, golf devices, and dog tracking and training/pet obedience devices. The Fitness segment provides running/multi-sport watches, cycling computers, cycling power meters, cycling safety and awareness products, and activity tracking devices, as well as Garmin Connect and Garmin Connect Mobile, which are Web and mobile platforms for users to track and analyze their fitness and wellness data. The company sells its global positioning system receivers and accessories to retail outlets; and aviation products to aviation dealers and aircraft manufacturers through a network of independent dealers and distributors. Garmin Ltd. was founded in 1990 and is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

LRAD Corporation designs, develops, and commercializes directed sound technologies and products in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. It develops directed acoustic products that beam, focus, and control sound over short and long distances. The company offers directional and omnidirectional sound products, which are used for communication and deterring threats over distances. It offers Long Range Acoustic Device primarily for government, military, law enforcement, homeland and international security, private and commercial security, border security, maritime security, and wildlife preservation and control markets. LRAD Corporation sells its products directly to government, military, end-users, and defense-related companies, as well as to small network of independent resellers and system integrators. The company was formerly known as American Technology Corporation and changed its name to LRAD Corporation in March 2010. LRAD Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.