Review of Distribution Solutions Group (NASDAQ:DSGR) and AerSale (NASDAQ:ASLE)

Distribution Solutions Group (NASDAQ: DSGRGet a rating) and AerSale (NASDAQ:ASLEGet a rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Distribution Solutions Group and AerSale.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Distribution Solutions Group 3.42% 20.28% 10.69%
AerSale 10.70% 12.86% 10.89%

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Distribution Solutions Group and AerSale.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Distribution Solutions Group $417.73 million 2.51 $9.41 million $1.57 34.40
AerSale $340.44 million 2.10 $36.12 million $0.87 15.91

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

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Distribution Solutions Group and AerSale, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Distribution Solutions Group 0 0 0 0 N / A
AerSale 0 1 0 0 2.00

Risk and Volatility

Distribution Solutions Group has a beta of 0.98, meaning its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, AerSale has a beta of 0.46, meaning its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.2% of Distribution Solutions Group shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 69.0% of AerSale’s shares are held by institutional investors. 51.8% of the shares of Distribution Solutions Group are held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 79.2% of AerSale shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Distribution Solutions Group beats AerSale on 7 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Distribution Solutions Group Company Profile (Get a rating)

Lawson Products, Inc. sells and distributes specialty products to the industrial, commercial, institutional, and government maintenance, repair, and operations market. It sells its products to customers in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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, aircraft cargo and tanker conversions and aircraft storage; 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.

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