Mobetize (OTCMKTS:MPAY) and Regis (NYSE:RGS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
97.4% of Regis shares are held by institutional investors. 60.2% of Mobetize shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.1% of Regis shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Mobetize and Regis’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Regis||$1.21 billion||0.70||$8.70 million||$0.59||32.29|
Regis has higher revenue and earnings than Mobetize.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Mobetize and Regis, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Risk & Volatility
Mobetize has a beta of 4.46, meaning that its share price is 346% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Regis has a beta of 1.51, meaning that its share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Mobetize and Regis’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Regis beats Mobetize on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Mobetize Corp. provides financial technology solutions and services to telecom and financial service providers in the United States and Canada. The company offers smartWallet, a solution that allows users to load funds in to their mobile wallet and access global mobile financial services; smartRemit, a mobile platform for money transfer solutions; smartCharge, which enables real time prepaid mobile top-ups to mobile phone and recharge transfers; and smartBill, a payments solution for bill payments to vendors. It also provides smartCard that enables users to move cleared funds from their smartWallet on to the MasterCard; and smartLoan digitized lending product that allows borrowers to apply for secured and unsecured loans to refinance credit card debt, student loans, weddings, or household projects. In addition, the company offers an online access to its customer relationship management and data analytics reporting systems for various transactions. Mobetize Corp. was founded in 2012 and is based in Blaine, Washington.
Regis Corporation owns, operates, and franchises hairstyling and hair care salons. The company operates through two operating segments, Company-owned salons and Franchise salons. Its salons operate primarily under the trade names of SmartStyle, Supercuts, MasterCuts, Regis Salons, and Cost Cutters; and serve value and premium categories of services. The company's SmartStyle, Signature Style, MasterCuts, Regis, and International salon concepts offer a range of custom styling, cutting, and hair coloring, as well as professional hair care products; and Supercuts salon concepts provide high quality hair care services and professional hair care products. As of June 30, 2018, the Company-owned salon segment operated 3,966 company-owned salons in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico; and the Franchise salon segment operated 4,114 franchised salons in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. The company, through its 54.6% interest in Empire Education Group, Inc., operates accredited cosmetology schools. Regis Corporation was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Edina, Minnesota.
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