Reviewing Echostar (NASDAQ:SATS) & COMARCO (NASDAQ:CMRO)

Echostar (NASDAQ:SATS) and COMARCO (OTCMKTS:CMRO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Echostar and COMARCO, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Echostar 0 1 1 1 3.00
COMARCO 0 0 0 0 N/A

Echostar currently has a consensus price target of $60.00, suggesting a potential upside of 51.40%. Given Echostar’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Echostar is more favorable than COMARCO.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Echostar -4.09% 0.46% 0.22%
COMARCO N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.5% of Echostar shares are held by institutional investors. 52.0% of Echostar shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.0% of COMARCO 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.

Volatility & Risk

Echostar has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, COMARCO has a beta of 1.84, meaning that its stock price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Echostar and COMARCO’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Echostar $2.09 billion 1.85 -$40.47 million $0.38 104.29
COMARCO N/A N/A $840,000.00 N/A N/A

COMARCO has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Echostar.

Summary

Echostar beats COMARCO on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Echostar Company Profile

EchoStar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides broadband satellite technologies and broadband Internet services for home and small office customers, satellite operations, and satellite services worldwide. It operates in two segments, Hughes and EchoStar Satellite Services. The Hughes segments offers broadband satellite technologies and Internet services for home and small office customers; and broadband network technologies, managed services, equipment, hardware, satellite services, and communication solutions for aeronautical, enterprise, and government customers, as well as consumers. This segment also designs, provides, and installs gateways and terminal equipment for other satellite systems; and provides satellite ground segment systems and terminals to mobile system operators and enterprise customers. The EchoStar Satellite Services segment provides satellite operations and services using its owned and leased in-orbits satellites to corporates, the United States government service providers, Internet service providers, broadcast news organizations, content providers, and private enterprise customers. This segment also provides telemetry, tracking, and control services for satellites, as well as technical consulting services. EchoStar Corporation was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

COMARCO Company Profile

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.

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