Head to Head Contrast: Novume Solutions (NVMM) versus Ability (ABIL)

Novume Solutions (NASDAQ:NVMM) and Ability (NASDAQ:ABIL) 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 institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Novume Solutions and Ability’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Novume Solutions $22.13 million 1.26 -$5.04 million N/A N/A
Ability $2.97 million 4.47 -$9.11 million N/A N/A

Novume Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Ability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Novume Solutions and Ability, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Novume Solutions 0 0 1 0 3.00
Ability 0 0 0 0 N/A

Novume Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $4.75, indicating a potential upside of 147.40%. Given Novume Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Novume Solutions is more favorable than Ability.

Profitability

This table compares Novume Solutions and Ability’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Novume Solutions -18.26% -210.88% -38.39%
Ability -339.04% -1,595.81% -47.12%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.5% of Novume Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.4% of Ability shares are held by institutional investors. 66.5% of Novume Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Novume Solutions beats Ability on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Novume Solutions Company Profile

Novume Solutions, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides consulting and technical support services to government contracting market in the United States. It offers market intelligence and opportunity identification, capture and strategic advisory, proposal strategy and development, teaming support, and managed human capital services to assist government contractors. The company also provides risk mitigation and crisis management services comprising predictive intelligence, business continuity, risk assessment, crisis management and communications, emergency and cyber incident response, behavioral risk and threat assessment, and workplace violence prevention. In addition, it offers BERTHA, a behavioral risk and threat assessment program, to identify early warning signs that may be exhibited by an individual before they are on a path to violence. Further, the company provides specialty staffing services, which include specialized contract personnel, temp-to-hire professionals, direct hires, and temporary or seasonal hires to the Department of Defense and various group of companies in the aerospace and aviation industry. Additionally, it offers compensation assessments, program maturity effectiveness, event impact management reviews, and IT resiliency and critical supply analyses services; and automated traffic safety enforcement solutions, including speed, red light, and move-over and distracted driving camera systems, as well as citation management software and secure electronic evidence storage systems. Novume Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia.

Ability Company Profile

Ability Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides interception, geolocation, and cyber intelligence products and solutions for security and intelligence agencies, military forces, law enforcement agencies, and homeland security agencies worldwide. It specializes in off-air interception of voice, SMS, and data communication from cellular and satellite communication networks; and deciphering solutions for cellular and satellite communications. The company offers strategic and tactical cellular interception systems for intercepting mobile phone traffic and tracking mobile phone users; and satellite interception systems. It also provides geolocation systems to geographically target mobile phones; and cyber solutions that enable the user to extract and view information from mobile phones. Ability Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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