Analyzing PASSUR Aerospace (PSSR) and Garmin (GRMN)

PASSUR Aerospace (OTCMKTS:PSSR) and Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

PASSUR Aerospace has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Garmin has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares PASSUR Aerospace and Garmin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PASSUR Aerospace -53.91% -115.50% -42.30%
Garmin 19.45% 16.95% 13.18%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PASSUR Aerospace and Garmin’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PASSUR Aerospace $13.87 million 0.80 -$3.52 million N/A N/A
Garmin $3.09 billion 4.24 $694.95 million $2.94 22.49

Garmin has higher revenue and earnings than PASSUR Aerospace.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for PASSUR Aerospace and Garmin, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PASSUR Aerospace 0 0 0 0 N/A
Garmin 0 3 2 0 2.40

Garmin has a consensus target price of $67.50, suggesting a potential upside of 2.10%. Given Garmin’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Garmin is more favorable than PASSUR Aerospace.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

38.9% of Garmin shares are held by institutional investors. 67.6% of PASSUR Aerospace shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.9% of Garmin shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Garmin pays an annual dividend of $2.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. PASSUR Aerospace does not pay a dividend. Garmin pays out 72.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Garmin beats PASSUR Aerospace on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PASSUR Aerospace

PASSUR Aerospace, Inc., a business intelligence company, provides predictive analytics and decision support technology for the aviation industry in the United States and internationally. It offers data aggregation and consolidation, information, decision support, predictive analytics, collaborative solutions, and professional services to airlines, airports, governments, and business aviation companies. The company offers various solutions for traffic flow management, diversion management, flight predictability, surface management, turn time management, connectivity and collaboration, and aviation fees and charges. PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

About Garmin

Garmin Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes a range of navigation, communication, and information devices worldwide. It operates through five segments: Auto, Aviation, Marine, Outdoor, and Fitness. The Auto segment offers personal navigation devices; infotainment systems; and action cameras, as well as mobile applications under the Garmin and NAVIGON names. The Aviation segment provides navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, weather radar, radar altimeter, datalink weather, in-cockpit and cloud connectivity, voice controls, and other products and services; wearables, portables, apps, training, simulation, and aviation data services; and traffic collision avoidance, engine information, and terrain awareness and warning systems. This segment also offers controller-pilot data link, a suite of automatic dependent surveillance broadcast solutions. The Marine segment provides chartplotters and multi-function displays, Cartography Products, fish finders, sounders, autopilot systems, radars, compliant instrument displays, VHF communication radios, handhelds and wearable devices, sailing products, and entertainment products. The Outdoor segment offers outdoor handhelds, wearable devices, golf devices, and dog tracking and training/pet obedience devices. The Fitness segment provides running/multi-sport watches, cycling computers, cycling power meters, cycling safety and awareness products, and Connect IQ and activity tracking devices, as well as Garmin Connect and Garmin Connect Mobile, which are Web and mobile platforms for users to track and analyze their fitness and wellness data. The company sells its global positioning system receivers and accessories to retail outlets; and aviation products to aviation dealers and aircraft manufacturers through a network of independent dealers and distributors. Garmin Ltd. was founded in 1990 and is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

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