Janel (OTCMKTS:JANL) and Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Janel and Collectors Universe’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Collectors Universe||$68.45 million||3.27||$6.23 million||N/A||N/A|
Collectors Universe pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Janel does not pay a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Janel and Collectors Universe, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
This table compares Janel and Collectors Universe’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
47.1% of Collectors Universe shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.7% of Janel shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.2% of Collectors Universe shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Janel has a beta of -2.54, meaning that its share price is 354% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Collectors Universe has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Collectors Universe beats Janel on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Janel Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides logistics services worldwide. The company's freight forwarding services include arrangement of freight forwarding by air, ocean, and ground; warehousing; destination handling; and distribution and other logistics management services. Its customs brokerage services comprise clearance of shipments through government customs regimes, such as preparing required documentation; calculating and providing for payment of duties; and other services on behalf of customers, as well as arranging required inspections and final delivery. The company also offers customs entry filing; cargo insurance procurement; logistics planning; product repackaging; online shipment tracking; and other value-added logistics services. In addition, it manufactures and distributes industrial mixing equipment for industries, including chemicals, inks, paints, construction, plastics, adhesives, cosmetics, food, and pharmaceuticals. The company was formerly known as Janel World Trade Ltd. and changed its name to Janel Corporation in April 2015. Janel Corporation was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Lynbrook, New York.
About Collectors Universe
Collectors Universe, Inc. provides authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs, and historical and sports memorabilia in the United States. It operates through three segments: Coins, Trading Cards and Autographs, and Other High-End Collectibles. The company also publishes magazines that provide market prices and information for collectibles and high-value assets that are accessible on its Websites; operates an online market for graded collectible coins for dealers on subscription basis; and promotes, manages, and operates the Long Beach Coin shows. It serves dealers, collectors, retail buyers, and sellers of the collectibles. Collectors Universe, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.
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