ITEX (OTCMKTS:ITEX) and International Money Express (NASDAQ:IMXI) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for ITEX and International Money Express, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|International Money Express||0||0||5||0||3.00|
Risk & Volatility
ITEX has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Money Express has a beta of -0.24, indicating that its share price is 124% less volatile than the S&P 500.
ITEX pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. International Money Express does not pay a dividend.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
37.2% of International Money Express shares are owned by institutional investors. 32.0% of ITEX shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 43.1% of International Money Express shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares ITEX and International Money Express’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|International Money Express||0.56%||24.08%||4.02%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares ITEX and International Money Express’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|International Money Express||$273.90 million||1.92||-$7.24 million||($0.05)||-277.20|
ITEX has higher earnings, but lower revenue than International Money Express.
International Money Express beats ITEX on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
About International Money Express
International Money Express, Inc., through its subsidiary, operates as a money remittance services company in the United States, Latin America, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The company offers remittance services, including a suite of ancillary financial processing solutions and payment services. It provides services through sending and paying agents and company-operated stores, as well as through online and Internet-enabled mobile devices. The company was formerly known as FinTech Acquisition Corp. II. International Money Express, Inc. is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
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