Reviewing VirTra Systems (NASDAQ:VTSI) & Premier Exhibitions (NASDAQ:PRXIQ)

VirTra Systems (NASDAQ:VTSI) and Premier Exhibitions (OTCMKTS:PRXIQ) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares VirTra Systems and Premier Exhibitions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VirTra Systems -15.97% -18.35% -11.81%
Premier Exhibitions N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.5% of VirTra Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.7% of VirTra Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 33.0% of Premier Exhibitions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

VirTra Systems has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Premier Exhibitions has a beta of 2.73, suggesting that its stock price is 173% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for VirTra Systems and Premier Exhibitions, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VirTra Systems 0 0 3 0 3.00
Premier Exhibitions 0 0 0 0 N/A

VirTra Systems presently has a consensus target price of $5.33, suggesting a potential upside of 84.54%. Given VirTra Systems’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe VirTra Systems is more favorable than Premier Exhibitions.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares VirTra Systems and Premier Exhibitions’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
VirTra Systems $18.08 million 1.24 $820,000.00 $0.10 28.90
Premier Exhibitions N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

VirTra Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Premier Exhibitions.

Summary

Premier Exhibitions beats VirTra Systems on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

VirTra Systems Company Profile

VirTra, Inc. develops, sells, and supports use of force training and marksmanship firearms training systems and accessories for law enforcement, military, educational, and civilian use worldwide. Its products comprise V-300 simulator, a 300 degree wrap-around screen for simulation training; V-180 simulator, a 180 degree screen for smaller spaces and budgets; V-100, a single-screen based simulator system; V-100 MIL, a single-screen small arms training simulator; V-ST, a realistic single screen simulated shooting range simulator; and Top Subject Mater Expert Content, a content supplied with its simulators. The company also offers V-Author, a software that allows users to create, edit, and train with content specific to agency's objectives; Simulated Recoil, a range of realistic and reliable simulated recoil kits/weapons; and Threat-Fire, a return fire device that applies real-world stress on the trainees during simulation training. It sells its simulators and related products through a direct sales force and distribution partners. The company was formerly known as VirTra Systems, Inc. and changed its name to VirTra, Inc. in October 2016. VirTra, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

Premier Exhibitions Company Profile

Premier Exhibitions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in presenting museum-quality touring exhibitions to public worldwide. It operates through two segments, Exhibition Management and RMS Titanic. It develops, deploys, operates, and presents exhibition products in exhibition centers, museums, and non-traditional venues. The company operates and manages various exhibitions, such as ‘Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition' that features the artifacts recovered from the wreck site; Titanic: The Experience, a Titanic-themed exhibition; and ‘Bodies…The Exhibition' and ‘Bodies Revealed', which display multiple human anatomy sets that contain a collection of whole human body specimens, and single human organs and body parts. It also operates and manages ‘Pompeii: One Day in Pompeii', which features the artifacts recovered from the debris of the city of Pompeii; ‘Real Pirates' that tells the story of the Whydah, the first authenticated pirate shipwreck in U.S. waters, and the stories of the people whose lives converged on the vessel; and ‘The Discovery of King Tut', an exhibition based on King Tutankhamun. In addition, the company sells merchandise, such as apparel, posters, gifts, and jewelry related to its shows over the Internet; publishes exhibition catalogs; and provides ancillary services, such as audio tours, as well as sells visitor exhibition themed photographs at its exhibition gift shops. Premier Exhibitions, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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