Risk (George) Industries (OTCMKTS:RSKIA) and Novume Solutions (NASDAQ:NVMM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Dividends

Risk (George) Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Novume Solutions does not pay a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Risk (George) Industries $11.93 million 3.43 $2.54 million N/A N/A
Novume Solutions $22.13 million 0.58 -$5.04 million N/A N/A

Risk (George) Industries has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Novume Solutions.

Profitability

This table compares Risk (George) Industries and Novume Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Risk (George) Industries 19.65% 7.15% 6.55%
Novume Solutions -14.30% -276.82% -35.27%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Risk (George) Industries and Novume Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Risk (George) Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Novume Solutions 0 0 1 0 3.00

Novume Solutions has a consensus price target of $4.75, indicating a potential upside of 600.59%. Given Novume Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Novume Solutions is more favorable than Risk (George) Industries.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Risk (George) Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.1% of Novume Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 66.5% of Novume Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Risk (George) Industries beats Novume Solutions on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Risk (George) Industries Company Profile

George Risk Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells various electronic components. It offers computer keyboards, push button switches, burglar alarm components and systems, pool alarms, thermostats, EZ duct wire covers, and water sensors, as well as door and window contact switches, environmental products, wire and cable installation tools, and proximity switches. The company's products are used for residential, commercial, industrial, and government installations. George Risk Industries, Inc. sells its products to security alarm distributors, alarm installers, original equipment manufacturers, and distributors of off-the-shelf keyboards of proprietary design worldwide. The company was incorporated in 1967 and is headquartered in Kimball, Nebraska.

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.

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