Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (NASDAQ:IEA) versus TMSR (NASDAQ:TMSR) Financial Comparison

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (NASDAQ:IEA) and TMSR (NASDAQ:TMSR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives and TMSR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives -0.14% -11.34% 3.56%
TMSR -0.89% -0.67% -0.39%

Volatility and Risk

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TMSR has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives and TMSR, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives 0 1 0 0 2.00
TMSR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 163.16%. Given Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives is more favorable than TMSR.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

21.6% of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of TMSR shares are held by institutional investors. 10.0% of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 47.0% of TMSR shares are held 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives and TMSR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives $779.34 million 0.08 $4.24 million ($0.80) -3.33
TMSR $23.19 million 1.30 $1.45 million N/A N/A

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has higher revenue and earnings than TMSR.

Summary

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives beats TMSR on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Company Profile

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc., a diversified infrastructure construction company, provides engineering, procurement, and construction services for the renewable energy, traditional power, and civil infrastructure industries in the United States. It offers design, site development, construction, installation, and restoration of infrastructure services. The company was founded in 1947 is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

TMSR Company Profile

TMSR Holding Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the research, development, production, and sale of solid waste recycling systems for the mining and industrial sectors in the People's Republic of China. It is also involved in the iron ore trading, wine import and resale, and Agarwood wine trading businesses; and provision of ship exchange consulting services. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Wuhan, China.

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