Innovative Solutions & Support (NASDAQ:ISSC) and EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) are both aerospace companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Innovative Solutions & Support and EPAM Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Innovative Solutions & Support||0||0||0||0||N/A|
EPAM Systems has a consensus price target of $157.00, suggesting a potential downside of 18.92%. Given EPAM Systems’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe EPAM Systems is more favorable than Innovative Solutions & Support.
This table compares Innovative Solutions & Support and EPAM Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Innovative Solutions & Support||-7.31%||-3.24%||-2.95%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Innovative Solutions & Support and EPAM Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Innovative Solutions & Support||$13.85 million||5.65||-$3.65 million||N/A||N/A|
|EPAM Systems||$1.84 billion||5.74||$240.26 million||$3.91||49.52|
EPAM Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Innovative Solutions & Support.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
23.9% of Innovative Solutions & Support shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.8% of EPAM Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 27.7% of Innovative Solutions & Support shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.3% of EPAM Systems shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
Innovative Solutions & Support has a beta of -0.23, indicating that its share price is 123% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EPAM Systems has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.
EPAM Systems beats Innovative Solutions & Support on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Innovative Solutions & Support
Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc., a systems integrator, designs, manufactures, sells, and services flight guidance and cockpit display systems. It offers flat panel display systems that could replicate the display of analog or digital displays on one screen and could replace existing displays in legacy aircraft, as well as used for security monitoring on-board aircraft and as tactical workstations on military aircraft; flight management systems that complement the IS&S flat panel display system upgrade for commercial air transport aircraft; and integrated standby units, which incorporate the measurement and display of attitude, altitude, airspeed, and navigation data into a single standby/backup navigation instrument for military, commercial air transport, and corporate/general aviation applications. The company also provides digital air data computers, which calculate various air data parameters, such as altitude, airspeed, vertical speed, angle of attack, and other information derived from the measure of air pressure; integrated air data computers and display units that calculate and convey air data information; altitude displays, which convey aircraft altitude measurements; airspeed displays, which convey various types of airspeed measurements; and altitude alerters that allow pilots to select a desired cruising altitude and provide warnings to pilots when an unacceptable deviation occurs. In addition, it offers engine and fuel displays that convey information related to fuel and oil levels, and engine activity, such as oil and hydraulic pressure and temperature; integrated global navigation systems; and utilities management systems. The company serves commercial air transport carriers and corporate/general aviation companies, Department of Defense and its commercial contractors, aircraft operators, aircraft modification centers, foreign militaries, and original equipment manufacturers. The company was founded in 1988 and is based in Exton, Pennsylvania.
About EPAM Systems
EPAM Systems, Inc. provides software product development and digital platform engineering services primarily in North America, Europe, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Asia, and Australia. The company offers engineering services, including requirements analysis and platform selection, customization, cross-platform migration, implementation, and integration; infrastructure management services, such as software development, testing, and maintenance with private, public, and mobile infrastructures for application, database, network, server, storage, and systems operations management, as well as monitoring, incident notification, and resolution services; and maintenance and support services. It also provides operation solutions comprising its proprietary platforms, integrated engineering practices, and smart automation; and optimization solutions that include software application testing, test management, automation, and consulting services to enable customers enhance their existing software testing and quality assurance practices, as well as other testing services that identify threats and close loopholes to protect its customers' business systems from information loss. In addition, the company offers industry, technology, experience, and technical advisory consulting services; and digital and service design solutions, which comprise strategy, design, creative, and program management services, as well as physical product development. It serves the financial services, travel and consumer, software and hi-tech, business information and media, life sciences and healthcare, and other industries. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
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