Asta Funding (NASDAQ:ASFI) and PwrCor (OTCMKTS:PWCO) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
14.7% of Asta Funding shares are owned by institutional investors. 62.9% of Asta Funding shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 61.2% of PwrCor shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Asta Funding and PwrCor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Asta Funding and PwrCor’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Asta Funding||$21.43 million||1.29||-$13.00 million||N/A||N/A|
PwrCor has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Asta Funding.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Asta Funding and PwrCor, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Volatility & Risk
Asta Funding has a beta of 0.13, meaning that its stock price is 87% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PwrCor has a beta of 2.18, meaning that its stock price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Asta Funding beats PwrCor on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Asta Funding
Asta Funding, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the consumer receivable business in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Consumer Receivables, Personal Injury Claims, Structured Settlements, and GAR Disability Advocacy. The Consumer Receivables segment involved in the purchase, management, and servicing distressed consumer receivables, including charged-off receivables consisting of accounts that have been written-off by the originators and might have been previously serviced by collection agencies; semi-performing receivables, including accounts where the debtor is currently making partial or irregular monthly payments, but the accounts might have been written-off by the originators; and performing receivables comprising accounts where the debtor is making regular monthly payments that might or might not have been delinquent in the past. Its distressed consumer receivables include MasterCard, Visa, and other credit card accounts, which were charged-off by the issuers or providers for non-payment. The Personal Injury Claims segment invests in funding personal injury claims. The Structured Settlements segment purchases periodic structured settlements and annuity policies from individuals in exchange for a lump sum payment. The GAR Disability Advocacy segment obtains and represents individuals in their claims for social security disability and supplemental security income benefits from the social security administration. Asta Funding, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
PwrCor, Inc., doing business as Cornerstone Sustainable Energy, provides energy infrastructure and alternative energy solutions in the United States. It manages infrastructure projects, such as hospitals and universities for commercial and institutional customers. The company's projects include a combination of energy infrastructure components, including electrical power generation, steam production, or chilled water production projects, as well as the infrastructure to distribute these services. It also commercializes engine technology that converts low-grade heat to mechanical energy for power generation. In addition, the company arranges or assists in project financing; arranges funding for infrastructure projects; and arranges leasing and other financing arrangements for engines, as well as participations in power purchase agreements from developed projects. It serves domestic non-profit institutions and organizations; the waste-heat-to-energy and geothermal marketplace; and the independent power producer market. The company was formerly known as Receivable Acquisition & Management Corporation and changed its name to PwrCor, Inc. in March 2017. PwrCor, Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.
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