Cardtronics (CATM) and ITEX (ITEX) Head-To-Head Contrast

ITEX (OTCMKTS:ITEX) and Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for ITEX and Cardtronics, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ITEX 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cardtronics 1 1 4 0 2.50

Cardtronics has a consensus target price of $32.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.00%. Given Cardtronics’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cardtronics is more favorable than ITEX.


ITEX pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Cardtronics does not pay a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

ITEX has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cardtronics has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ITEX and Cardtronics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ITEX $11.11 million 0.80 -$1.51 million N/A N/A
Cardtronics $1.51 billion 0.94 -$145.35 million $2.77 11.11

ITEX has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Cardtronics.


This table compares ITEX and Cardtronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cardtronics 1.86% 24.77% 5.46%


Cardtronics beats ITEX on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

ITEX Company Profile

ITEX Corporation operates a marketplace in which products and services are exchanged by marketplace members without exchanging cash in the United States. The company's marketplace provides a forum for members to purchase from and sell their products and services to other members using ITEX dollars instead of United States dollars. It also administers the marketplace, as well as provides record-keeping and payment transaction processing services. In addition, the company services its member businesses through its independent licensed brokers and franchise network. ITEX Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Cardtronics Company Profile

Cardtronics plc provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMs) and multi-function financial services kiosks. The company offers cash dispensing and bank balance inquiries; and financial related services to cardholders, as well as ATM management and ATM equipment-related services to large retail merchants, smaller retailers, and operators of facilities, such as shopping malls, airports, and train stations. It also provides transaction processing, cash and cash delivery management, supply, and telecommunications, as well as routine and technical maintenance services for ATMs; and owns and operates electronic funds transfer transaction processing platforms that offer transaction processing services to its network of ATMS, as well as other ATMs under managed services arrangements. In addition, the company provides processing services for issuers of debit cards; and owns and operates Allpoint network, a surcharge-free ATM network, which offers surcharge-free ATM access to participating banks, credit unions, and stored-value debit card issuers. As of December 31, 2017, it provided services to approximately 230,000 ATMs in North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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