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Face-to-face survey: Byrna Technologies (NASDAQ: BYRN) & Polar Power (NASDAQ: POLA)

Byrna Technologies (NASDAQ: BYRN – Get Rating) and Polar Power (NASDAQ: POLA – Get Rating) are small business service companies, but what’s a better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risks and rewards.

Earnings and valuation

This table compares Byrna Technologies and Polar Power’s earnings, earnings per share, and valuation.

Total revenuePrice/sales rationet incomeEarnings per shareshare price ratio
Berna Technologies42.16 million dollars4.35– $3.28 million(0.31 USD)-25.81
polar force$16.90 million2.28– 1.41 million dollarsUnavailableUnavailable

Polar Power has lower revenues, but higher profits than Byrna Technologies.

Risks and Volatility

Byrna Technologies has a beta of 1.13, which means its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. By comparison, Polar Power has a beta of 0.37, which means its stock price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Internal and institutional ownership

39.6% of Byrna Technologies’ shares are owned by institutional investors. In comparison, 9.3% of Polar Power shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.4% of Byrna Technologies’ shares are owned by insiders. In comparison, 45.4% of Polar Power’s stock is owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe that the company will outperform the market in the long run.


This table compares Byrna Technologies and Polar Power’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

net marginsreturn on equityreturn on assets
Berna Technologies-10.11%-8.22%-7.03%
polar force-3.64%-2.80%-2.33%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Byrna Technologies and Polar Power, as reported by MarketBeat.

Selling ReviewsHold evaluationsBuy ReviewsStrong Buying Reviewsrating points
Berna Technologies00213.33
polar force0000Unavailable

Byrna Technologies currently has a consensus on a price target of $20.67, which points to a potential rally of 158.33%. Given Byrna Technologies’ higher potential, equity analysts clearly believe Byrna Technologies is more favorable than Polar Power.


Byrna Technologies outperforms Polar Power in 7 of the 12 factors compared to stocks.

About Byrna Technologies (Get Rating)

Byrna Technologies Inc. , a less-lethal defense technology company, develops and manufactures less-lethal munitions. Byrna offers a line of portable personal security devices, including Byrna SD and .68 caliber portable personal security devices designed for use by civilians and private security professionals, as well as Byrna HD magazines, shoulder-fired launchers, and projectiles. The company also offers accessories and related safety products, including Byrna Banshee, Byrna Shield, compressed carbon dioxide cans, sighting systems, holsters, and Byrna-branded clothing. It operates in the United States and South Africa. The company was formerly known as Security Devices International, Inc. and changed its name to Byrna Technologies Inc. In March 2020. Byrna Technologies Inc. was established. was established in 2005 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts.

About Polar Energy Company (Get Rating)

Polar Power, Inc. Designs, manufactures and sells DC generators, renewable energy and cooling systems in the United States and internationally. The company offers DC core power systems, DC hybrid power systems, DC hybrid solar power systems, and mobile power systems. DC power systems are available in the forms of diesel, natural gas, LPG/propane, and renewable fuels. The company serves clients in the telecommunications, military, commercial, industrial and marine markets. It sells its products through a direct sales team and a network of independent service providers and dealers. The company was formerly known as Polar Products, Inc. and changed its name to Polar Power, Inc. in October 1991. Polar Power, Inc. is incorporated. Established in 1979 and headquartered in Gardena, California.

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