Tel-Instrument Electronics (OTCMKTS:TIKK) and Video Display (OTCMKTS:VIDE) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.6% of Tel-Instrument Electronics shares are owned by institutional investors. 28.1% of Tel-Instrument Electronics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 48.8% of Video Display shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Tel-Instrument Electronics and Video Display’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tel-Instrument Electronics -11.34% N/A -14.90%
Video Display -7.66% -24.36% -13.73%

Volatility & Risk

Tel-Instrument Electronics has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Video Display has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Tel-Instrument Electronics and Video Display’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tel-Instrument Electronics $10.02 million 1.01 -$4.32 million N/A N/A
Video Display $11.94 million 0.74 -$2.93 million N/A N/A

Video Display has higher revenue and earnings than Tel-Instrument Electronics.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Tel-Instrument Electronics and Video Display, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tel-Instrument Electronics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Video Display 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Video Display beats Tel-Instrument Electronics on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Tel-Instrument Electronics

Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. designs, manufactures, and sells avionics test and measurement solutions for the commercial air transport, general aviation, and government/military aerospace and defense markets in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Avionics Government and Avionics Commercial. The company provides instruments to test, measure, calibrate, and repair a range of airborne navigation and communication equipment. Its products also include TS-4530A, an identification friend or foe test set; T-47/M5, a dual crypto test set; and AN/ARM-206, an intermediate level TACAN test set. In addition, it offers AN/USM-708 and AN/USM-719, which are communications/navigation radio frequency avionics flight line testers; TR-220, a test set that provides test capability for traffic and collision avoidance systems (TCAS), distance measuring equipment, and transponders; TR-36, a commercial navigation and communication test set that provide ramp testing; and TR-420, a ramp test set to test the operation of transponders and interrogators. Further, the company provides multifunction ramp test sets under the T-47NC, T-47NH, and T-47G names; TR-100AF, a rugged ramp test used to verify airborne TACAN equipment; and AN/APM-480A, a transponder, interrogator, and TCAS test set. It sells its products directly or through distributors. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

About Video Display

Video Display Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, distributes, and installs display products and systems, and components for government, military, aerospace, medical, industrial, and commercial organizations worldwide. The company operates through four divisions: Simulation and Training Products, Cyber Secure Products, Data Display CRTs, and Broadcast and Control Center Products. It offers a range of digital projector display units for use in training and simulation, military, medical, and industrial applications. The company also provides advanced TEMPEST technology security products; keyboard products; and various contract services, including the design and testing solutions for defense and niche commercial uses. In addition, it manufactures and distributes cathode ray tubes (CRTs) using new and recycled CRT glass bulbs primarily in the replacement market for use in data display screens, such as computer terminal monitors, medical monitoring equipment, and various other data display applications, as well as in television sets; distributes new CRTs and other electronic tubes purchased from original equipment manufacturers; and offers high-end visual display products for use in video walls and command and control centers. The company markets its products directly to original equipment manufacturers and their service organizations. Video Display Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Tucker, Georgia.

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