Head to Head Analysis: Global Digital Solutions (OTCMKTS:GDSI) vs. CCA Industries (OTCMKTS:CAWW)

Global Digital Solutions (OTCMKTS:GDSIGet Rating) and CCA Industries (OTCMKTS:CAWWGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Global Digital Solutions and CCA Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Digital Solutions N/A -19.27% -434.05%
CCA Industries -4.62% N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Global Digital Solutions and CCA Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Digital Solutions N/A N/A $2.21 million N/A N/A
CCA Industries $13.84 million 0.80 -$600,000.00 ($0.09) -18.56

Global Digital Solutions has higher earnings, but lower revenue than CCA Industries.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Global Digital Solutions and CCA Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Digital Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A
CCA Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.2% of Global Digital Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Global Digital Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.1% of CCA Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Global Digital Solutions has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CCA Industries has a beta of 0.3, indicating that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About Global Digital Solutions (Get Rating)

Global Digital Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, focuses on providing security and technology solutions. It develops Pilot Assisted Landing System, which generates a host of new applications through landing trajectory optimization that provides safety margin against weather related hazardous conditions, such as wind shear, wake turbulence, icing, and low ceilings and fog. The company is based in West Palm Beach, Florida.

About CCA Industries (Get Rating)

CCA Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes health and beauty aid products in the United States and internationally. It offers oral health-care products under the Plus+White brand; skin-care products under the Sudden Change and Porcelana brand names; nail treatments under the brand name of Nutra Nail; medicated topical and shave gels under the Bikini Zone brand; depilatories under the Hair Off brand and; perfumes under the brand name of Sunset Cafe. The company markets its products to drug, food, and mass-merchandise retail chains; warehouse clubs; and wholesale beauty-aids through independent sales representatives and distributors, as well as through Internet. CCA Industries, Inc. was incorporated in 1983 and is based in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

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