Financial Review: Harris (HRS) vs. PASSUR Aerospace (PSSR)

Harris (NYSE:HRS) and PASSUR Aerospace (OTCMKTS:PSSR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Harris and PASSUR Aerospace, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Harris 0 2 8 0 2.80
PASSUR Aerospace 0 0 0 0 N/A

Harris currently has a consensus price target of $178.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.67%. Given Harris’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Harris is more favorable than PASSUR Aerospace.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.7% of Harris shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Harris shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 67.6% of PASSUR Aerospace shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Harris has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PASSUR Aerospace has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Harris pays an annual dividend of $2.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. PASSUR Aerospace does not pay a dividend. Harris pays out 42.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Harris has raised its dividend for 16 consecutive years.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Harris 12.20% 26.59% 8.44%
PASSUR Aerospace -53.91% -115.50% -42.30%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Harris and PASSUR Aerospace’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Harris $6.18 billion 3.05 $718.00 million $6.50 24.74
PASSUR Aerospace $13.87 million 0.80 -$3.52 million N/A N/A

Harris has higher revenue and earnings than PASSUR Aerospace.


Harris beats PASSUR Aerospace on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Harris

Harris Corporation provides technology-based solutions that solve government and commercial customers' mission-critical challenges in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems, and Space and Intelligence Systems. It designs, develops, and manufactures radio communications products and systems, including single channel ground and airborne radio systems, multiband manpack and handheld radios, multi-channel manpack and airborne radios, and single-channel airborne radios, as well as wideband rifleman team, ground, and high frequency manpack radios. The company also offers vision-enhancing products; wireless communications systems; and Internet protocol based voice and data communications systems, as well as single-band land mobile radio terminals and multiband radios comprising a handheld radio and a full-spectrum mobile radio for vehicles. In addition, it provides electronic warfare, avionics, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions for defense and classified customers; and mission-critical communication systems for civil and military aviation and other customers. Further, the company offers intelligence, space protection, geospatial, earth observation, exploration, positioning, navigation and timing, and environmental solutions using advanced sensors, antennas, and payloads, as well as ground processing and information analytics for national security, defense, civil and commercial customers. Harris Corporation was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida.

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.

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