Verra Mobility (NASDAQ:VRRM) and Allied Esports Entertainment (NASDAQ:AESE) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Verra Mobility and Allied Esports Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Allied Esports Entertainment||N/A||-8.00%||-0.28%|
This table compares Verra Mobility and Allied Esports Entertainment’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Verra Mobility||$370.15 million||6.02||-$58.40 million||($0.67)||-20.96|
|Allied Esports Entertainment||N/A||N/A||$1.14 million||N/A||N/A|
Allied Esports Entertainment has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Verra Mobility.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Verra Mobility and Allied Esports Entertainment, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Allied Esports Entertainment||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Verra Mobility currently has a consensus price target of $15.22, suggesting a potential upside of 8.38%. Given Verra Mobility’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Verra Mobility is more favorable than Allied Esports Entertainment.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
58.0% of Verra Mobility shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Verra Mobility shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.0% of Allied Esports Entertainment shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
Verra Mobility has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Allied Esports Entertainment has a beta of 0.52, indicating that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Verra Mobility beats Allied Esports Entertainment on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Verra Mobility
Verra Mobility Corporation provides smart mobility technology solutions and services in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It operates through two segments, Government Solutions and Commercial Services. The Government Solutions segment offers automated safety solutions, including services and technologies that enable photo enforcement through road safety camera programs related to red light, speed, school bus, and city bus lanes. This segment serves municipalities, counties, school districts, and law enforcement agencies. The Commercial Services segment provides automated toll and violations management, and title and registration solutions to rental car companies, fleet management companies, and other large fleet owners. The company is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona.
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