Reviewing VirTra (VTSI) & Its Competitors

VirTra (NASDAQ:VTSIGet Rating) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare VirTra to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares VirTra and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
VirTra $24.43 million $2.54 million 26.96
VirTra Competitors $1.60 billion $104.56 million 21.99

VirTra’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than VirTra. VirTra is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares VirTra and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VirTra 9.24% 8.55% 5.24%
VirTra Competitors -119.14% -15.22% -10.50%

Risk & Volatility

VirTra has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VirTra’s competitors have a beta of -0.53, meaning that their average share price is 153% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for VirTra and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VirTra 0 0 1 0 3.00
VirTra Competitors 49 160 384 6 2.58

VirTra currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 85.47%. As a group, “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies have a potential upside of 39.67%. Given VirTra’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe VirTra is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

11.4% of VirTra shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies are held by institutional investors. 5.1% of VirTra shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Miscellaneous manufacturing industries” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

VirTra beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About VirTra

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VirTra, Inc. provides force training simulators and firearms training simulators for law enforcement, military, educational, and commercial markets worldwide. It offers V-300 simulator, a 300 degree wrap-around screen for simulation training; V-180 simulator, a 180 degree screen for smaller spaces or budgets; V-100, a single-screen firearms training simulator system; V-100 MIL, a single-screen small arms training simulator; and V-ST PRO, a realistic single screen firearms shooting and skills training simulator. The company also provides Virtual Interactive Coursework Training Academy, which enables law enforcement agencies to teach, train, test, and sustain departmental training requirements; and Subscription Training Equipment Partnership, a program that allows agencies to utilize VirTra's simulator products, accessories, and V-VICTA interactive coursework on a subscription basis. In addition, it offers V-Author software that allows users to create, edit, and train with content specific to agency's objectives; a range of simulated recoil kits/weapons; Threat-Fire, a return fire device that applies real-world stress on the trainees during simulation training; and TASER, an OC spray and low-light training devices. 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 Chandler, Arizona.

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