COMARCO (CMRO) vs. KVH Industries (KVHI) Head-To-Head Review

COMARCO (OTCMKTS:CMRO) and KVH Industries (NASDAQ:KVHI) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

COMARCO has a beta of 1.76, suggesting that its share price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KVH Industries has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

55.1% of KVH Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 23.0% of COMARCO shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of KVH Industries shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares COMARCO and KVH Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
COMARCO N/A N/A $840,000.00 N/A N/A
KVH Industries $170.76 million 0.97 -$8.23 million ($0.12) -77.42

COMARCO has higher earnings, but lower revenue than KVH Industries.


This table compares COMARCO and KVH Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KVH Industries -6.16% -4.30% -2.16%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for COMARCO and KVH Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
COMARCO 0 0 0 0 N/A
KVH Industries 0 0 4 0 3.00

KVH Industries has a consensus target price of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 61.46%. Given KVH Industries’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe KVH Industries is more favorable than COMARCO.


COMARCO beats KVH Industries on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

COMARCO Company Profile

Comarco, Inc. focuses on the monetization of its patent portfolio. The company intends to expand, protect, and monetize its patent portfolio through potential sale or licensing. Comarco, Inc. was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Laguna Niguel, California.

KVH Industries Company Profile

KVH Industries, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets mobile connectivity products and services for the marine and land mobile markets in the United States and internationally. The company offers mobile satellite TV and communications products; two-way satellite communications systems; onboard V-IP terminals and hub equipment; network management hardware and software products for maritime communications; and Iridium OpenPort hardware products and services. It also offers airtime plans that enable customers to obtain Internet and voice services; and value-added, and news and radio content services. In addition, the company provides navigation, guidance, and stabilization products for the commercial and defense markets comprising precision fiber optic gyro-based systems that enable platform and optical stabilization, navigation, pointing, and guidance; tactical navigation systems for tactical trucks and light armored vehicles; and commercial products, such as navigation and positioning systems for various applications consisting of precision mapping, dynamic surveying, autonomous vehicles, train location control and track geometry measurement systems, industrial robotics, and optical stabilization applications. Further, it offers content, maritime news, sporting content, and television programming delivery services; movie distribution services; maritime e-learning content and related services; and services and support for the mini-VSAT Broadband solution. The company sells its mobile communications products through a network of independent retailers, chain stores, distributors, and service providers; and navigation products directly to the United States and foreign governments, and government contractors, as well as through authorized independent sales representatives. The company also sells and leases its products directly to end users. KVH Industries, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Middletown, Rhode Island.

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