Trailblazer Resources (OTCMKTS:TBLZ) and Forward Industries (NASDAQ:FORD) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
16.2% of Forward Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 22.4% of Forward Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Trailblazer Resources and Forward Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Trailblazer Resources and Forward Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Forward Industries||$24.76 million||0.52||$570,000.00||N/A||N/A|
Forward Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Trailblazer Resources.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Trailblazer Resources and Forward Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Risk & Volatility
Trailblazer Resources has a beta of 2.39, indicating that its stock price is 139% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Forward Industries has a beta of -0.11, indicating that its stock price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Forward Industries beats Trailblazer Resources on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Trailblazer Resources
Trailblazer Resources, Inc. does not have significant operations. The company intends to identify and evaluate industries and business opportunities in order to find a suitable acquisition target. Previously, it was engaged in the manufacture, sale, installation, and servicing of fiberglass tank and piping products. The company was formerly known as Energy Composites Corporation and changed its name to Trailblazer Resources, Inc. in October 2011. Trailblazer Resources, Inc. is based in Henderson, Nevada.
About Forward Industries
Forward Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, markets, and distributes carry and protective solutions primarily for hand held electronic devices. It provides carrying cases and other accessories for medical monitoring and diagnostic kits; and other portable electronic and non-electronic products, such as sporting and recreational products, bar code scanners, smartphones, GPS location devices, tablets, firearms, and other products. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Forward Industries, Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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