Contrasting SPAR Group (NASDAQ:SGRP) & PeerStream (NASDAQ:PEER)

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

Profitability

This table compares SPAR Group and PeerStream’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SPAR Group 0.93% 12.56% 4.34%
PeerStream -5.39% -9.87% -7.14%

Volatility & Risk

SPAR Group has a beta of 0.32, indicating that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PeerStream has a beta of 0.29, indicating that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for SPAR Group and PeerStream, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SPAR Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
PeerStream 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.9% of SPAR Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of PeerStream shares are owned by institutional investors. 63.9% of SPAR Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 24.8% of PeerStream shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SPAR Group and PeerStream’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SPAR Group $229.19 million 0.11 -$1.55 million N/A N/A
PeerStream $26.36 million 0.33 -$3.80 million N/A N/A

SPAR Group has higher revenue and earnings than PeerStream.

Summary

SPAR Group beats PeerStream on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SPAR Group

SPAR Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides merchandising and marketing services worldwide. The company offers syndicated services, such as product reordering and replenishment; ensuring its products for distribution; adding new products; implementing store planogram schematics; setting product category shelves; ensuring that product shelf tags are in place; checking for salability of the clients' products; placing new product and promotional items in prominent positions; and kiosk replenishment and maintenance services for retailers, manufacturers, and distributors. It also provides dedicated services, including syndicated services, as well as new store set-up, store remodel, and fixture installation services for a specific retailer or manufacturer. In addition, the company offers project services comprising specific in-store services initiated by retailers and manufacturers, such as new store openings, new product launches, special seasonal or promotional merchandising, focused product support, product recalls, and in-store product demonstration and sampling, as well as performs kiosk product replenishment, inventory control, new store sets and existing store resets, re-merchandising, remodels and category implementation, and under annual or stand-alone project contracts or agreements. Further, it assembles furniture, grills, and various other products in stores, homes, and offices; and offers in-store event staffing, retail compliance and price audit, mystery shopping, and data collection services. The company serves mass merchandisers; pharmacies; Pharmacies; grocery, office supply, dollar, convenience, specialty, electronic, and home improvement stores; and other retail outlets. SPAR Group, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

About PeerStream

PeerStream, Inc. builds decentralized technologies for multimedia social apps and business communication solutions worldwide. It develops PeerStream Protocol, a decentralized multimedia content delivery solution building on blockchain technology. The company offers social video applications, such as Paltalk, a real-time and interactive social networking applications provider; Camfrog, a cross-platform video chat community; and Backchannel, a blockchain-based secure video messaging app. It also operates FirstMet and 50more online dating sites; and Vumber, a telecommunications application that allow customers to add multiple lines to their phone number at any time. The company was formerly known as Snap Interactive, Inc. and changed its name to PeerStream, Inc. in March 2018. PeerStream, Inc. is based in New York, New York.

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