Head-To-Head Analysis: PASSUR Aerospace (PSSR) versus Raytheon (RTN)

PASSUR Aerospace (OTCMKTS:PSSR) and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for PASSUR Aerospace and Raytheon, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PASSUR Aerospace 0 0 0 0 N/A
Raytheon 0 3 10 0 2.77

Raytheon has a consensus target price of $231.33, suggesting a potential upside of 31.93%. Given Raytheon’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Raytheon is more favorable than PASSUR Aerospace.


Raytheon pays an annual dividend of $3.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. PASSUR Aerospace does not pay a dividend. Raytheon pays out 45.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Raytheon has raised its dividend for 13 consecutive years.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PASSUR Aerospace and Raytheon’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PASSUR Aerospace $13.87 million 0.66 -$3.52 million N/A N/A
Raytheon $25.35 billion 1.97 $2.02 billion $7.62 23.01

Raytheon has higher revenue and earnings than PASSUR Aerospace.

Volatility and Risk

PASSUR Aerospace has a beta of 0.64, suggesting that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Raytheon has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares PASSUR Aerospace and Raytheon’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PASSUR Aerospace -53.91% -115.50% -42.30%
Raytheon 9.33% 24.43% 8.42%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.3% of Raytheon shares are held by institutional investors. 67.6% of PASSUR Aerospace shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Raytheon shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Raytheon beats PASSUR Aerospace on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

PASSUR Aerospace Company Profile

PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. is a business intelligence company, which engages in the provision of predictive analytics and decision support technology for the aviation industry. It also involves in owning and operating the commercial passive radar network which updates flight tracks. The company was founded by John R. Keller in 1967 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Raytheon Company Profile

Raytheon Company develops integrated products, services, and solutions for defense and other government markets worldwide. It operates through five segments: Integrated Defense Systems (IDS); Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS); Missile Systems (MS); Space and Airborne Systems (SAS); and Forcepoint. The IDS segment provides integrated air and missile defense; land and sea-based radar solutions; command, control, communications, computers, cyber, and intelligence solutions; and naval combat and ship electronic systems. The IIS segment offers a range of technical and professional services, such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation, DoD space and weather, cybersecurity, analytics, training, logistics, mission support, engineering, and automation and sustainment solutions; and air traffic management systems. The MS segment develops and supports a range of weapon systems, including missiles, smart munitions, close-in weapon systems, projectiles, kinetic kill vehicles, directed energy effectors, and combat sensor solutions. The SAS segment provides electro-optical/infrared sensors, airborne radars for surveillance and fire control applications, lasers, precision guidance systems, signals intelligence systems, processors, electronic warfare systems, and communication and space-qualified systems. The Forcepoint segment develops cyber security products comprising insider threat solutions, data loss prevention, firewall technology, cross domain transfer, and cloud and on premise Web and email security products. The company serves the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Intelligence Community, the U.S. Armed Forces, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Homeland Security, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other international customers. Raytheon Company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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