Broadridge Financial Solutions (OTCMKTS: OMCM) and OmniComm Systems (OTCMKTS:OMCM) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
85.0% of Broadridge Financial Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Broadridge Financial Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 48.5% of OmniComm Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Broadridge Financial Solutions has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OmniComm Systems has a beta of 0.25, indicating that its stock price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Broadridge Financial Solutions and OmniComm Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Broadridge Financial Solutions||0||5||1||0||2.17|
Broadridge Financial Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $118.00, suggesting a potential downside of 14.32%. Given Broadridge Financial Solutions’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Broadridge Financial Solutions is more favorable than OmniComm Systems.
This table compares Broadridge Financial Solutions and OmniComm Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Broadridge Financial Solutions||9.88%||46.16%||15.20%|
Broadridge Financial Solutions pays an annual dividend of $1.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. OmniComm Systems does not pay a dividend. Broadridge Financial Solutions pays out 34.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Broadridge Financial Solutions has increased its dividend for 10 consecutive years.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Broadridge Financial Solutions and OmniComm Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Broadridge Financial Solutions||$4.33 billion||3.70||$427.90 million||$4.19||32.87|
|OmniComm Systems||$26.98 million||2.13||$2.96 million||N/A||N/A|
Broadridge Financial Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than OmniComm Systems.
Broadridge Financial Solutions beats OmniComm Systems on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Broadridge Financial Solutions Company Profile
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. provides investor communications and technology-driven solutions for the financial services industry worldwide. The company's Investor Communication Solutions segment processes and distributes proxy materials to investors in equity securities and mutual funds, as well as facilitates related vote processing services; and offers ProxyEdge, an electronic proxy delivery and voting solution. It also provides registered proxy, registrar, stock transfer, and record-keeping services to corporations; and distributes regulatory reports and corporate action/reorganization event information, and tax reporting solutions. In addition, this segment offers customer communication solutions, including processing and distributing its clients' transactional, regulatory, and marketing communications through print and digital channels. Further, it provides cloud-based marketing and customer communication tools, as well as customer and account data aggregation and reporting services; and creates sales and educational content, including seminars and a library of financial planning topics, as well as customizable advisor Websites, search engine marketing, and electronic and print newsletters. Additionally, this segment offers mutual fund and retirement, and mutual fund trade processing services. The company's Global Technology and Operations segment offers middle- and back-office securities processing solutions that include desktop productivity tools, data aggregation, performance reporting, portfolio management, order capture and execution, trade confirmation, margin, cash management, clearance and settlement, asset servicing, reference data management, reconciliation, securities financing and collateral optimization, compliance and regulatory reporting, and accounting. It also provides international securities processing and managed services. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Lake Success, New York.
OmniComm Systems Company Profile
OmniComm Systems, Inc. operates as a healthcare technology company worldwide. The company engages in the provision of Web-based electronic data capture (EDC) and eClinical software and services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, clinical research organizations (CROs), and other clinical trial sponsors. It offers TrialMaster, which allows organizations conducting clinical trials to collect and manage the data over the Internet; TrialOne Phase I Clinic Automation, a software application suite that provides clinical trial site sponsors, study investigators, and study monitors with various tools designed to make the overall Phase I clinic operation; and IRTMaster, which offers interactive response technology in support of the randomization process in clinical trials. The company also provides eClinical Suite that comprises a set of tools for collecting and managing clinical data, including EDC for real-time entry and double data entry (DDE) for entry from paper originals; and Promasys, a clinical trial data management system for DDE and EDC, which is primarily used at research institutions for investigator-initiated trials. In addition, it offers consulting and professional services, such as project management, clinical services, training, custom configuration, system integration, standard operating procedures and implementation assistance, installation, and validation services, as well as application hosting and support services. The company sells its products through its direct sales force and relationships with CRO partners, as well as through co-marketing agreements with vendor and channel partners. OmniComm Systems, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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