International Money Express (NASDAQ:IMXI) & TriNet Group (NASDAQ:TNET) Critical Comparison

International Money Express (NASDAQ:IMXI) and TriNet Group (NYSE:TNET) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.3% of International Money Express shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.7% of TriNet Group shares are held by institutional investors. 32.4% of International Money Express shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 39.7% of TriNet Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares International Money Express and TriNet Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
International Money Express $319.60 million 1.80 $19.61 million $0.82 18.40
TriNet Group $3.86 billion 1.08 $212.00 million $2.90 21.34

TriNet Group has higher revenue and earnings than International Money Express. International Money Express is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TriNet Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for International Money Express and TriNet Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
International Money Express 0 4 4 0 2.50
TriNet Group 0 2 2 0 2.50

International Money Express currently has a consensus price target of $16.43, indicating a potential upside of 8.87%. TriNet Group has a consensus price target of $71.67, indicating a potential upside of 15.80%. Given TriNet Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TriNet Group is more favorable than International Money Express.

Risk & Volatility

International Money Express has a beta of 0.27, suggesting that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TriNet Group has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares International Money Express and TriNet Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
International Money Express 7.27% 55.77% 14.21%
TriNet Group 8.03% 60.66% 12.07%

Summary

TriNet Group beats International Money Express on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

International Money Express Company Profile

International Money Express, Inc., through its subsidiary, operates as a money remittance services company in the United States, Latin America, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The company offers remittance services, including a suite of ancillary financial processing solutions and payment services. It provides services through sending and paying agents and company-operated stores, as well as through online and Internet-enabled mobile devices. The company was formerly known as FinTech Acquisition Corp. II. International Money Express, Inc. is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

TriNet Group Company Profile

TriNet Group, Inc. provides human resources solutions for small and midsize businesses in the United States and Canada. The company offers multi-state payroll processing and tax administration; employee benefits programs, including health insurance and retirement plans; workers compensation insurance and claims management; employment and benefit law compliance; and other services. It serves clients in various industries, including technology, life sciences, not-for-profit, professional services, financial services, property management, retail, manufacturing, and hospitality. The company markets its solutions through its sales representatives. TriNet Group, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

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