Critical Analysis: Pharma Bio Serv (PBSV) versus China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs (CIFS)

Pharma Bio Serv (OTCMKTS:PBSV) and China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs (NASDAQ:CIFS) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

Volatility and Risk

Pharma Bio Serv has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs has a beta of 2.33, suggesting that its stock price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500.



Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Pharma Bio Serv and China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pharma Bio Serv 0 0 0 0 N/A
China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.6% of China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs shares are owned by institutional investors. 51.6% of Pharma Bio Serv shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Pharma Bio Serv pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.7%. China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs does not pay a dividend. Pharma Bio Serv pays out -133.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pharma Bio Serv and China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pharma Bio Serv $15.58 million 1.78 -$1.41 million ($0.06) -20.00
China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs $25.12 million 1.76 $24.04 million N/A N/A

China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs has higher revenue and earnings than Pharma Bio Serv.

Profitability

This table compares Pharma Bio Serv and China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pharma Bio Serv -14.93% 0.49% 0.41%
China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Pharma Bio Serv beats China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pharma Bio Serv Company Profile

Pharma-Bio Serv, Inc. operates as a compliance and technology transfer services consulting firm with a laboratory testing facility in Puerto Rico, the United States, Europe, and Brazil markets. It provides compliance consulting services to the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, medical device, cosmetic, food industries, and allied products in Puerto Rico, the United States, Europe, and Brazil. The company's technical consulting services comprise regulatory compliance, validation, technology transfer, engineering, project management, and process support. It also offers microbiological and chemical testing services through its lab; and technical trainings/seminars. The company markets its services through industry trade shows, professional conventions, industry publications, and seminars. Pharma-Bio Serv, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Dorado, Puerto Rico.

China Internet Nationwide Fncl Srvcs Company Profile

China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. provides financial advisory services to small-to-medium sized enterprises in the People's Republic of China. The company offers commercial payment advisory services, international corporate financing advisory services, intermediary bank loan advisory services, and Internet information services. China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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