Innovative Solutions & Support (NASDAQ:ISSC) and Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTG) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Innovative Solutions & Support and Computer Task Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Innovative Solutions & Support 0 0 0 0 N/A
Computer Task Group 0 0 2 0 3.00

Computer Task Group has a consensus target price of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 82.93%. Given Computer Task Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Computer Task Group is more favorable than Innovative Solutions & Support.

Profitability

This table compares Innovative Solutions & Support and Computer Task Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Innovative Solutions & Support -7.31% -3.24% -2.95%
Computer Task Group -0.67% 5.07% 2.52%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Innovative Solutions & Support and Computer Task Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Innovative Solutions & Support $13.85 million 5.26 -$3.65 million N/A N/A
Computer Task Group $358.77 million 0.16 -$2.82 million $0.24 17.08

Computer Task Group has higher revenue and earnings than Innovative Solutions & Support.

Risk & Volatility

Innovative Solutions & Support has a beta of -0.39, indicating that its stock price is 139% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Computer Task Group has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

23.9% of Innovative Solutions & Support shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.9% of Computer Task Group shares are held by institutional investors. 27.7% of Innovative Solutions & Support shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of Computer Task Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Computer Task Group beats Innovative Solutions & Support on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Innovative Solutions & Support

Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc., a systems integrator, designs, manufactures, sells, and services flight guidance and cockpit display systems. It offers flat panel display systems that could replicate the display of analog or digital displays on one screen and could replace existing displays in legacy aircraft, as well as used for security monitoring on-board aircraft and as tactical workstations on military aircraft; flight management systems that complement the IS&S flat panel display system upgrade for commercial air transport aircraft; and integrated standby units, which incorporate the measurement and display of attitude, altitude, airspeed, and navigation data into a single standby/backup navigation instrument for military, commercial air transport, and corporate/general aviation applications. The company also provides digital air data computers, which calculate various air data parameters, such as altitude, airspeed, vertical speed, angle of attack, and other information derived from the measure of air pressure; integrated air data computers and display units that calculate and convey air data information; altitude displays, which convey aircraft altitude measurements; airspeed displays, which convey various types of airspeed measurements; and altitude alerters that allow pilots to select a desired cruising altitude and provide warnings to pilots when an unacceptable deviation occurs. In addition, it offers engine and fuel displays that convey information related to fuel and oil levels, and engine activity, such as oil and hydraulic pressure and temperature; integrated global navigation systems; and utilities management systems. The company serves commercial air transport carriers and corporate/general aviation companies, Department of Defense and its commercial contractors, aircraft operators, aircraft modification centers, foreign militaries, and original equipment manufacturers. The company was founded in 1988 and is based in Exton, Pennsylvania.

About Computer Task Group

Computer Task Group, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an information technology solutions and staffing services company in North America, Europe, and India. Its IT solutions include the implementation and optimization of packaged software applications; development and deployment of customized software and solutions designed to fit the needs of a specific client or market; and design and distribution of complex technology components, as well as offers consulting services. The company's IT and other staffing services include recruiting, retaining, and managing IT and other talent primarily for technology service providers and other companies with multiple locations. It serves technology service and healthcare providers, and health insurers, as well as manufacturing, life sciences, energy, and financial services companies. Computer Task Group, Incorporated was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Buffalo, New York.

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