Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY) vs. NV5 (NVEE) Critical Review

Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ: HMNY) and NV5 (NASDAQ:NVEE) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Helios and Matheson Analytics and NV5’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Helios and Matheson Analytics $10.44 million 12.95 -$7.38 million N/A N/A
NV5 $333.03 million 2.08 $24.00 million $2.38 26.43

NV5 has higher revenue and earnings than Helios and Matheson Analytics.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.6% of Helios and Matheson Analytics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of NV5 shares are held by institutional investors. 29.0% of Helios and Matheson Analytics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 26.0% of NV5 shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Helios and Matheson Analytics and NV5’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Helios and Matheson Analytics -1,272.83% -2,850.78% -411.49%
NV5 7.21% 15.89% 9.18%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Helios and Matheson Analytics and NV5, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Helios and Matheson Analytics 0 0 2 0 3.00
NV5 0 1 3 0 2.75

Helios and Matheson Analytics presently has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 527.45%. NV5 has a consensus price target of $58.00, indicating a potential downside of 7.79%. Given Helios and Matheson Analytics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Helios and Matheson Analytics is more favorable than NV5.

Risk and Volatility

Helios and Matheson Analytics has a beta of 1.94, suggesting that its share price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NV5 has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

NV5 beats Helios and Matheson Analytics on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Helios and Matheson Analytics

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. provides a range of information technology (IT) consulting solutions, custom application development, and analytics services to Fortune 1000 companies and other organizations in the United States. Its services include application value management, application development, integration, independent validation, infrastructure, information management, and analytics services. The company supports various computer technology platforms and client IT projects using a range of third-party software applications. In addition, it develops RedZone Map, a GPS-driven real-time crime and navigation map application that provides users with real time crime data and a platform for alerting other users to criminal and other safety related occurrences in a navigation map format, as well as allows users to report a crime and upload videos of live incidents. Its clients operate in various industries, including banking, financial services, automotive, insurance, and healthcare. The company was formerly known as Helios and Matheson Information Technology Inc. and changed its name to Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. in May 2013. Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About NV5

NV5 Global, Inc. provides professional and technical engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, real estate, and environmental markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Infrastructure; and Building, Technology & Sciences. The company offers site selection and planning, design, water resources, transportation, structural engineering, land development, surveying, power delivery, building code compliance, and other services; and construction materials testing and engineering, geotechnical engineering and consulting, and forensic consulting services. It also provides governmental outsourcing and consulting, and technical outsourcing services, as well as building program management services. In addition, the company offers mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services; commissioning services; energy performance, management, and optimization services; acoustical design consulting services; and audiovisual?security and surveillance?information technology?data center services, as well as energy services. Further, it provides various services, such as investigating and analyzing environmental conditions, and recommending corrective measures and procedures; occupational health and safety services; hydrogeological modeling and environmental programs; water resource planning, monitoring, and environmental management of wastewater facilities; solid waste landfill investigations; permitting and compliance; storm water pollution; environmental impact statement support; agricultural waste management and permitting; and wetland evaluations. The company was formerly known as NV5 Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to NV5 Global, Inc. in December 2015. NV5 Global, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida.

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