VirTra Systems (NASDAQ:VTSI) and Viking Energy Group (NASDAQ:VKIN) Critical Survey

VirTra Systems (NASDAQ:VTSI) and Viking Energy Group (OTCMKTS:VKIN) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for VirTra Systems and Viking Energy Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VirTra Systems 0 0 3 0 3.00
Viking Energy Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

VirTra Systems presently has a consensus price target of $5.33, suggesting a potential upside of 114.19%. Given VirTra Systems’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe VirTra Systems is more favorable than Viking Energy Group.

Risk and Volatility

VirTra Systems has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Viking Energy Group has a beta of 0.95, meaning that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares VirTra Systems and Viking Energy Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VirTra Systems -15.97% -18.35% -11.81%
Viking Energy Group -93.89% -130.92% -17.64%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares VirTra Systems and Viking Energy Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
VirTra Systems $18.08 million 1.07 $820,000.00 $0.10 24.90
Viking Energy Group $7.97 million 1.95 -$15.12 million N/A N/A

VirTra Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Viking Energy Group.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.5% of VirTra Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 7.7% of VirTra Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

VirTra Systems beats Viking Energy Group on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About VirTra Systems

VirTra, Inc. develops, sells, and supports use of force training and marksmanship firearms training systems and accessories for law enforcement, military, educational, and civilian use worldwide. Its products comprise V-300 simulator, a 300 degree wrap-around screen for simulation training; V-180 simulator, a 180 degree screen for smaller spaces and budgets; V-100, a single-screen based simulator system; V-100 MIL, a single-screen small arms training simulator; V-ST, a realistic single screen simulated shooting range simulator; and Top Subject Mater Expert Content, a content supplied with its simulators. The company also offers V-Author, a software that allows users to create, edit, and train with content specific to agency's objectives; Simulated Recoil, a range of realistic and reliable simulated recoil kits/weapons; and Threat-Fire, a return fire device that applies real-world stress on the trainees during simulation training. It sells its simulators and related products through a direct sales force and distribution partners. The company was formerly known as VirTra Systems, Inc. and changed its name to VirTra, Inc. in October 2016. VirTra, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

About Viking Energy Group

Viking Energy Group, Inc., an independent exploration and production company, focuses on the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in North America. The company owns oil and gas leases in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alberta. As of December 31, 2017, its properties include 16 producing wells, 17 non producing wells, and 2 salt water disposal wells. The company was formerly known as Viking Investments Group, Inc. and changed its name to Viking Energy Group, Inc. in March 2017. Viking Energy Group, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Viking Energy Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Viking Investments Group, LLC.

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