Telenav (NASDAQ:TNAV) and PASSUR Aerospace (OTCMKTS:PSSR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Telenav and PASSUR Aerospace, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telenav 0 0 2 0 3.00
PASSUR Aerospace 0 0 0 0 N/A

Telenav currently has a consensus target price of $9.25, suggesting a potential upside of 145.36%. Given Telenav’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Telenav is more favorable than PASSUR Aerospace.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Telenav and PASSUR Aerospace’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Telenav $106.18 million 1.61 -$89.11 million ($1.95) -1.93
PASSUR Aerospace $13.87 million 0.71 -$3.52 million N/A N/A

PASSUR Aerospace has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Telenav.

Risk & Volatility

Telenav has a beta of 0.8, meaning that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PASSUR Aerospace has a beta of 0.63, meaning that its share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

51.7% of Telenav shares are held by institutional investors. 24.8% of Telenav shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 67.6% of PASSUR Aerospace shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Telenav and PASSUR Aerospace’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telenav -66.53% -115.32% -27.32%
PASSUR Aerospace -53.91% -115.50% -42.30%

Summary

Telenav beats PASSUR Aerospace on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Telenav

Telenav, Inc., together with its subsidiaries provides connected car and location-based platform services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Automotive, Advertising, and Mobile Navigation. It offers automotive navigation services, including on-board solutions, which consist of software, map, and points of interest data loaded in vehicles that provide voice-guided turn by turn navigation displayed on the vehicle screen; and brought-in navigation services. The company also provides location-based advertising services; and voice-guided, real-time, turn by turn, and mobile navigation services under various brand names, including Telenav GPS Scout GPS Navigation, as well as under wireless carrier brands. Its customers include wireless carriers, automobile manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, advertisers, advertising agencies, and end users. The company distributes its services primarily through wireless carrier partners. Telenav, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

About PASSUR Aerospace

PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. is a business intelligence company, which engages in the provision of predictive analytics and decision support technology for the aviation industry. It also involves in owning and operating the commercial passive radar network which updates flight tracks. The company was founded by John R. Keller in 1967 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

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