Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort (NASDAQ:OMAB) and Saker Aviation Services (OTCMKTS:SKAS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort and Saker Aviation Services’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort $378.07 million 4.29 $108.30 million $2.19 17.21
Saker Aviation Services $12.02 million 0.20 $470,000.00 N/A N/A

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort has higher revenue and earnings than Saker Aviation Services.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort and Saker Aviation Services, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort 1 6 2 0 2.11
Saker Aviation Services 0 0 0 0 N/A

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort presently has a consensus target price of $53.50, indicating a potential upside of 41.91%. Given Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort is more favorable than Saker Aviation Services.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

15.4% of Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort shares are owned by institutional investors. 38.2% of Saker Aviation Services shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort and Saker Aviation Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort 34.22% 36.15% 18.52%
Saker Aviation Services 3.21% 7.26% 5.84%

Volatility and Risk

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Saker Aviation Services has a beta of 1.82, suggesting that its stock price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort pays an annual dividend of $1.41 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Saker Aviation Services does not pay a dividend. Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort pays out 64.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort beats Saker Aviation Services on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S. A. B. de C. V., through its subsidiaries, holds concessions to develop, operate, and maintain airports in Mexico. The company operates 13 international airports in Monterrey, Acapulco, Mazatlán, Zihuatanejo, Chihuahua, Culiacán, Durango, San Luis Potosí, Tampico, Torreón, Zacatecas, Ciudad Juárez, and Reynosa cities. It also operates NH Collection Hotel in Terminal 2 of the Mexico City International Airport; and a hotel under the Hilton Garden Inn name at the Monterrey Airport. In addition, the company provides aeronautical services, which include passenger, aircraft landing and parking, passenger walkway, and airport security services. Further, it offers non-aeronautical services that comprise leasing of space at its airports to retailers, restaurants, and other commercial tenants; complementary services, such as leasing of space to airlines, baggage-screening, non-permanent ground transportation, and access rights services; and diversification services, such as operation and lease of the industrial park and real estate services, as well as maintaining of parking facilities and advertising; and hotel and air cargo logistics services. Additionally, the company provides construction services. It has a strategic alliance with VYNMSA Desarrollo Inmobiliario, S.A. de C.V. to build and operate an industrial park at the Monterrey airport. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico. Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S. A. B. de C. V. is a subsidiary of Controladora de Operaciones de Infraestructa, S.A. de C.V.

About Saker Aviation Services

Saker Aviation Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the aviation services segment of the general aviation industry in the United States. The company serves as the operator of a heliport, a fixed base operation (FBO); a provider of aircraft maintenance and repair services (MRO); and a consultant for a seaplane base. It also provides ground-based services, such as fueling and aircraft storage for general aviation, commercial, and military aircraft, as well as other miscellaneous services. Its business activities are carried out as the operator of the Downtown Manhattan (New York) Heliport; as a FBO and MRO at the Garden City (Kansas) Regional Airport; and as a consultant to the operator of a seaplane base in New York City. The company was formerly known as FirstFlight, Inc. and changed its name to Saker Aviation Services, Inc. in September 2009. Saker Aviation Services, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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