Critical review: AerSale (NASDAQ: ASLE) and urban-gro (NASDAQ: UGRO)

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AerSale (NASDAQ:ASLE – Get Rating) and urban-gro (NASDAQ:UGRO – Get Rating) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which stock is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on valuation strength, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of AerSale and urban-gro.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
AerSale $340.44 million 2.42 $36.12 million $0.87 6:31 p.m.
urban-gro $62.11 million 1.01 -$880,000.00 ($0.02) -294.50

AerSale has higher revenues and profits than urban-gro. urban-gro trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than AerSale, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of the current ratings and recommendations for AerSale and urban-gro, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
AerSale 0 1 0 0 2.00
urban-gro 0 0 3 0 3.00

urban-gro has a consensus target price of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 239.56%. Given urban-gro’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe that urban-gro is more favorable than AerSale.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

69.0% of AerSale shares are held by institutional investors. In comparison, 25.3% of urban-gro shares are held by institutional investors. 79.2% of AerSale shares are held by insiders. By comparison, 25.6% of urban-gro’s shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of AerSale and urban-gro.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
AerSale 10.70% 13.46% 11.65%
urban-gro 0.02% 0.04% 0.03%

Volatility and risk

AerSale has a beta of 0.4, suggesting its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. By comparison, urban-gro has a beta of 2.02, suggesting its stock price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

AerSale beats urban-gro on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

AerSale Company Profile (Get a rating)

AerSale Corporation supplies commercial aircraft, engines and their spare parts to passenger and cargo airlines, leasing companies, original equipment manufacturers and government and defense contractors, as well as suppliers maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services worldwide. It operates in two segments, Asset Management Solutions and Technical Operations (TechOps). The Asset Management Solutions segment is engaged in the sale and leasing of aircraft, engines and airframes, as well as the dismantling of these assets for components. The TechOps segment provides in-house and third-party aerospace services, including in-house developed engineering solutions, heavy aircraft maintenance and modification, and MRO components, as well as end-of-life teardown services. This segment also provides aircraft modifications, cargo and aircraft tanker and aircraft storage conversions; and MRO services for landing gear, thrust reversers, hydraulic systems and other aircraft components. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Coral Gables, Florida.

Urban-gro company profile (Get a rating)

urban-gro, Inc. operates as an engineering design services company that integrates complex environmental equipment systems to create indoor growing facilities for the commercial horticulture market in the United States, Canada and Europe. The company offers engineering and design services, including grow space programming, integrated grow design, and complete mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering; training services ranging from equipment standard operating procedure libraries to staff training sessions; plant and equipment commissioning services; program overview and pricing; and related party hardware and software platforms. It also offers an integrated suite of crop equipment systems and crop management products, which include environmental controls, fertigation and irrigation distribution, water treatment and wastewater reclamation systems. , as well as specially designed heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment systems; lighting solutions for commercial horticulture; rolling and automated bench systems for containers; specialized ventilators; and microbial mitigation and odor reduction systems. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Lafayette, Colorado.



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