Innovative Solutions & Support (NASDAQ:ISSC) vs. Perficient (NASDAQ:PRFT) Head-To-Head Survey

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Innovative Solutions & Support (NASDAQ:ISSC) and Perficient (NASDAQ:PRFT) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Innovative Solutions & Support has a beta of -0.4, suggesting that its stock price is 140% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perficient has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.9% of Innovative Solutions & Support shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.3% of Perficient shares are held by institutional investors. 27.7% of Innovative Solutions & Support shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of Perficient shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Innovative Solutions & Support and Perficient’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Innovative Solutions & Support $13.85 million 5.24 -$3.65 million N/A N/A
Perficient $498.38 million 2.09 $24.56 million $1.21 26.10

Perficient has higher revenue and earnings than Innovative Solutions & Support.


This table compares Innovative Solutions & Support and Perficient’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Innovative Solutions & Support -7.31% -3.24% -2.95%
Perficient 5.21% 11.50% 7.51%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Innovative Solutions & Support and Perficient, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Innovative Solutions & Support 0 0 0 0 N/A
Perficient 0 0 5 0 3.00

Perficient has a consensus price target of $33.40, suggesting a potential upside of 5.76%. Given Perficient’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Perficient is more favorable than Innovative Solutions & Support.


Perficient beats Innovative Solutions & Support on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Innovative Solutions & Support

Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc., a systems integrator, designs, manufactures, sells, and services flight guidance and cockpit display systems. It offers flat panel display systems that could replicate the display of analog or digital displays on one screen and could replace existing displays in legacy aircraft, as well as used for security monitoring on-board aircraft and as tactical workstations on military aircraft; flight management systems that complement the IS&S flat panel display system upgrade for commercial air transport aircraft; and integrated standby units, which incorporate the measurement and display of attitude, altitude, airspeed, and navigation data into a single standby/backup navigation instrument for military, commercial air transport, and corporate/general aviation applications. The company also provides digital air data computers, which calculate various air data parameters, such as altitude, airspeed, vertical speed, angle of attack, and other information derived from the measure of air pressure; integrated air data computers and display units that calculate and convey air data information; altitude displays, which convey aircraft altitude measurements; airspeed displays, which convey various types of airspeed measurements; and altitude alerters that allow pilots to select a desired cruising altitude and provide warnings to pilots when an unacceptable deviation occurs. In addition, it offers engine and fuel displays that convey information related to fuel and oil levels, and engine activity, such as oil and hydraulic pressure and temperature; integrated global navigation systems; and utilities management systems. The company serves commercial air transport carriers and corporate/general aviation companies, Department of Defense and its commercial contractors, aircraft operators, aircraft modification centers, foreign militaries, and original equipment manufacturers. The company was founded in 1988 and is based in Exton, Pennsylvania.

About Perficient

Perficient, Inc. provides information technology and management consulting services in the United States. The company designs, builds, and delivers solutions using middleware software products developed by third-party vendors. Its solutions include portals and collaboration, such as searchable data systems, collaborative systems for process improvement, transaction processing, unified and extended reporting, commerce, content management, and other services; and platform implementations services, including application server selection, architecture planning, installation and configuration, clustering for availability, performance assessment and issue remediation, security, and technology migrations. The company also offers management consulting services in the areas of organizational change management, business analytics, project management, process excellence, and other; and cloud services comprising architecture, business value and health checks assessments, strategy and road maps, and vendor evaluation and selection services. In addition, it provides digital marketing services, including search engine marketing, user experience and design, and conversion rate optimization; commerce solutions; and content management solutions. Further, the company offers business analytics; custom applications; business integration; business process management; customer relationship management; enterprise data and business intelligence; enterprise performance management; DevOps; and enterprise mobile solutions. It serves the healthcare, financial services, automotive and transportation, retail and consumer goods, manufacturing, electronics and computer hardware, telecommunications, business services and leisure, media and entertainment, and energy and utilities markets. Perficient, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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