Comparing COMARCO (CMRO) & Comtech Telecomm. (CMTL)

COMARCO (OTCMKTS:CMRO) and Comtech Telecomm. (NASDAQ:CMTL) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for COMARCO and Comtech Telecomm., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
COMARCO 0 0 0 0 N/A
Comtech Telecomm. 0 1 3 0 2.75

Comtech Telecomm. has a consensus price target of $36.75, indicating a potential upside of 65.84%. Given Comtech Telecomm.’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Comtech Telecomm. is more favorable than COMARCO.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.6% of Comtech Telecomm. shares are held by institutional investors. 23.0% of COMARCO shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.3% of Comtech Telecomm. shares are held by 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares COMARCO and Comtech Telecomm.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
COMARCO N/A N/A $840,000.00 N/A N/A
Comtech Telecomm. $570.59 million 0.94 $29.76 million $0.75 29.55

Comtech Telecomm. has higher revenue and earnings than COMARCO.

Dividends

Comtech Telecomm. pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. COMARCO does not pay a dividend. Comtech Telecomm. pays out 53.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

COMARCO has a beta of 1.76, meaning that its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Comtech Telecomm. has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares COMARCO and Comtech Telecomm.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
COMARCO N/A N/A N/A
Comtech Telecomm. 4.21% 6.56% 3.92%

Summary

Comtech Telecomm. beats COMARCO on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About COMARCO

Comarco, Inc. focuses on the monetization of its patent portfolio. The company intends to expand, protect, and monetize its patent portfolio through potential sale or licensing. Comarco, Inc. was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Laguna Niguel, California.

About Comtech Telecomm.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces, and markets products, systems, and services for communications solutions. The company's Commercial Solutions segment offers ground-based equipment, including single channel per carrier modems and solid-state amplifiers that facilitate the transmission of voice, video, and data over satellite links; and traveling wave tube amplifiers, such as high power narrow-band amplifiers used to amplify signals from satellite earth stations, as well as safety and security technologies. It also provides enterprise application technologies comprising location-based technologies that include Trusted Location, a software-based scoring system that allows providers to determine mobile location, and identify fraudulent behavior and other security risks; Look4, an application that enable customers to build their own applications; Indoor Location, a solution that enables the determination of a cell phone user's geospatial position; and text messaging platforms that are used by wireless carriers to provide short-messaging services and communicate with 911 public safety answering points. The company's Government Solutions segment offers command and control technologies, which comprise tactical communications, managed networks, logistics, and end-to-end integration; cyber security training and computer network operations; and satellite-based mobile communications and tracking systems. It also provides over-the-horizon microwave systems, including equipment and systems that transmit digitized voice, video, and data; and solid state high power broadband amplifiers designed for radar, electronic warfare, jamming, medical, and aviation applications. The company serves commercial and government customers worldwide. Comtech Telecommunications Corp. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.

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