Directview (OTCMKTS: DIRV) and Gogo Inflight Internet (NASDAQ:GOGO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

Profitability

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This table compares Directview and Gogo Inflight Internet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Directview -293.43% N/A -216.09%
Gogo Inflight Internet -24.60% N/A -12.95%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Directview and Gogo Inflight Internet, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Directview 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gogo Inflight Internet 2 3 4 0 2.22

Gogo Inflight Internet has a consensus price target of $13.80, indicating a potential upside of 45.11%. Given Gogo Inflight Internet’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Gogo Inflight Internet is more favorable than Directview.

Risk and Volatility

Directview has a beta of -8.44, meaning that its stock price is 944% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gogo Inflight Internet has a beta of 1.45, meaning that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.6% of Gogo Inflight Internet shares are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of Directview shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 37.3% of Gogo Inflight Internet shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Directview and Gogo Inflight Internet’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Directview $460,000.00 0.64 -$4.76 million N/A N/A
Gogo Inflight Internet $699.09 million 1.18 -$171.99 million ($2.17) -4.38

Directview has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Gogo Inflight Internet.

Summary

Gogo Inflight Internet beats Directview on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Directview Company Profile

DirectView Holdings, Inc. provides security systems and related services. Through its subsidiaries, it operates within Security and Surveillance, and Video Conferencing Services divisions. The Security and Surveillance division designs and installs surveillance systems, digital video recording and services. The Video Conferencing Services division provides teleconferencing services. It offers several service options to protect and maintain each company’s security investment which includes a customized security system. The company was founded on October 6, 2006 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.

Gogo Inflight Internet Company Profile

Gogo Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides inflight broadband connectivity and wireless entertainment services to the aviation industry in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Commercial Aviation North America (CA-NA), Commercial Aviation Rest of World (CA-ROW), and Business Aviation (BA). The CA-NA segment offers inflight connectivity and wireless digital entertainment solutions to commercial airline passengers flying routes that generally begin and end within North America. The CA-ROW segment provides inflight connectivity and wireless digital entertainment solutions to passengers flying on foreign-based commercial airlines and flights outside of North America for North American based commercial airlines. The BA segment offers equipment for inflight connectivity, including voice and data services to the business aviation market. Its services include AVANCE, an inflight broadband service that utilizes air-to-ground (ATG) network and ATG spectrum; Passenger Entertainment, an inflight entertainment service; and satellite-based voice and data services through strategic alliances with satellite companies. This segment serves aircraft manufacturers, owners, and operators, as well as government and military entities. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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