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ID Systems Inc.

I, Josh Nichols , certify that this report reflects my personal beliefs about this company and that no portion of my compensation was, is or will be directly or indirectly related to the specific recommendations or views discussed in this report.

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Initiated Coverage on 09/17/2014 with Buy Rating and Price Target of $9.00

Ratings Distribution as of August 21, 2017
Rating Number of Companies Percent of Total
Buy 145 74.4%
Neutral 49 25.1%
Sell 1 0.5%
Total 195 100%
% with Investment Banking Relationships
Rating Number of Companies Percent of Total
Buy 23 88.5%
Neutral 3 11.5%
Sell 0 0.0%
Total 26 100%

Explanation of B. Riley & Co. LLC's Rating System

  • Buy: We generally expect “Buy” rated stocks to have an above-average risk-adjusted total return over the next 12 months. We recommend that investors buy the securities at the current valuation.
  • Neutral: We generally believe “Neutral” rated stocks will have an average risk-adjusted total return over the next 12 months.
  • Sell: We generally expect “Sell” rated stocks to have a below-average risk-adjusted total return over the next 12 months. We recommend that investors reduce their positions until the valuation or fundamentals become more compelling.

Risks and Considerations

  • Competition - The industry is highly competitive and many of the Company's competitors have greater resources.
  • Distribution/Sales Dependency - The Company relies heavily on its indirect sales channel for much of its sales. A loss of a major distributor or changes in a distributor's payment practices could prove to be detrimental to future sales growth.
  • Economy - Macro-economic issues such as increasing oil and gas prices and a possible drop in consumer spending could have a negative impact on the Company's business.
  • Financial Results - Due to the Company's relatively small revenue base and fixed operating cost structure, the loss or delay of one large license deal or services contract could significantly impact the bottom line.
  • Financial Results - The Company has a history of operating losses. Although the Company is focused on achieving profitability, there are no assurances that the Company will meet its goals or be able to sustain profitability in future periods.
  • Financial Results - Unpredictable timing of customer orders.
  • Growth Plan - There are many factors that may impact the company's ability to achieve its stated growth objectives.
  • Industry Change - The industry is subject to rapid technological change.
  • Intellectual Property - The Company's business is dependent upon the licensing of its intellectual property (IP) to customers. Should the Company fail to maintain its IP or should the Company infringe upon another vendor's IP, financial results could be negatively impacted.
  • Litigation - The Company is at risk of patent lawsuits, although we believe its patent portfolio provides adequate protection.
  • Loss of Key Personnel - In our opinion, the current management team will be instrumental in executing the Company's growth strategy. The resignation of a key member of management would have a negative impact on the Company.
  • Pricing Pressure - The Company's business could be affected by pricing pressure within the market.
  • General Industry - The Company could miss our estimates and/or their financial guidance.
  • Sales Cycle - The Company's sales cycle could lengthen beyond what is normal.
  • Further Potential Risks - See the Company's SEC filings, particularly its 10-K filing, for a discussion of further potential risks.

Additional Risks and Considerations

    • A few customers account for a large percentage of sales.
    • The company may incur additional charges for excess and obsolete inventory.
    • The company relies on a limited number of suppliers for several significant components and raw materials used in the company's products.
    • The company has an existing shelf registration to raise up to an aggregate of $60MM which could result in dilution.