Head-To-Head Analysis: Viscount Systems (OTCMKTS:VSYS) & Iridium Communications (IRDM)

Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM) and Viscount Systems (OTCMKTS:VSYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Iridium Communications has a beta of 2.15, suggesting that its stock price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Viscount Systems has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its stock price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.0% of Iridium Communications shares are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Iridium Communications shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 91.3% of Viscount Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Iridium Communications and Viscount Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Iridium Communications26.88%1.01%0.40%
Viscount SystemsN/AN/AN/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Iridium Communications and Viscount Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Iridium Communications11212.60
Viscount Systems0000N/A

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