Head-To-Head Survey: Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (NASDAQ:IEA) & Global Cord Blood (NASDAQ:CO)

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

Volatility & Risk

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has a beta of 0.12, suggesting that its share price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Cord Blood has a beta of 0.15, suggesting that its share price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives and Global Cord Blood, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 78.57%. Given Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives is more favorable than Global Cord Blood.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

13.9% of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.3% of Global Cord Blood shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.0% of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives and Global Cord Blood’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives $779.34 million 0.11 $4.24 million ($0.80) -4.90
Global Cord Blood $147.03 million 3.71 $43.38 million N/A N/A

Global Cord Blood has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives 0.57% -15.21% 3.32%
Global Cord Blood 34.86% 10.88% 5.73%

Summary

Global Cord Blood beats Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives on 8 of the 11 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.

Global Cord Blood Company Profile

Global Cord Blood Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides umbilical cord blood storage and ancillary services in the People's Republic of China. The company offers cord blood testing, processing, and storage services under the direction of subscribers; and tests, processes, and stores donated cord blood, as well as provides matching services. As of March 31, 2018, it had three operating cord blood banks in the Beijing municipality, the Guangdong province, and the Zhejiang province. The company was formerly known as China Cord Blood Corporation and changed its name to Global Cord Blood Corporation in March 2018. Global Cord Blood Corporation is based in Central, Hong Kong. Global Cord Blood Corporation is a subsidiary of Nanjing Ying Peng Hui Kang Medical Industry Investment Partnership (Limited Partnership).

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