Reviewing Black Diamond Group (BDIMF) & FlexShopper (FPAY)

Black Diamond Group (OTCMKTS:BDIMF) and FlexShopper (NASDAQ:FPAY) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Black Diamond Group and FlexShopper, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Black Diamond Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
FlexShopper 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

Black Diamond Group has a beta of 2.11, suggesting that its stock price is 111% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FlexShopper has a beta of -0.03, suggesting that its stock price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Black Diamond Group and FlexShopper’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Black Diamond Group $120.79 million 0.80 -$73.59 million N/A N/A
FlexShopper $67.05 million 0.19 -$8.33 million N/A N/A

FlexShopper has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Black Diamond Group.

Profitability

This table compares Black Diamond Group and FlexShopper’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Black Diamond Group -53.71% -6.11% -3.36%
FlexShopper -14.34% N/A -35.47%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.4% of FlexShopper shares are held by institutional investors. 15.1% of FlexShopper shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

FlexShopper beats Black Diamond Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Black Diamond Group

Black Diamond Group Limited rents and sells workspace and modular workforce accommodation solutions. It operates through four segments: BOXX Modular, Black Diamond Camps & Lodging, Black Diamond Energy Services, and Black Diamond International. The BOXX Modular segment provides modular space rentals to customers in construction, real estate development, manufacturing, education, financial institutions, resource industries, and government agencies in North America. Its products include office units, lavatories, storage units, large multi-unit office complexes, classroom facilities, high security modular buildings, custom manufactured modular facilities, and blast resistant structures. This segment also sells new and used space rentals units; and provides delivery, installation, project management, and ancillary products and services. The Camps & Lodging segment provides workforce accommodation solutions, such as camps with on-site management of catering, housekeeping, front desk services, as well as fresh water and waste water management, electricity, television, telephone, Internet, and the provision of consumables, such as diesel and propane. The Energy Services segment provides equipment rentals and accommodations to customers in the oil and gas industry throughout western Canada and the Midwest and western United States. This segment offers accommodations, which consist of single and multi-unit complexes; and surface rentals, including various types of equipment that support drilling, completion, and production activities. The segment also provides installation, delivery, maintenance, and catering services. The International segment rents and sells remote workforce housing and modular space rental solutions primarily in Australia. This segment serves customers in resources, oil and gas, construction, general industry, government, and education sectors. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

About FlexShopper

FlexShopper, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, FlexShopper, LLC, provides various types of durable goods to consumers on a lease-to-own basis (LTO) to consumers of third party retailers and e-tailers. It offers products through FlexShopper.com, an LTO e-commerce marketplace; e-commerce sites and in-store terminals by utilizing FlexShopper's LTO payment method; and facilitation of LTO transactions with retailers. The company was formerly known as Anchor Funding Services, Inc. and changed its name to FlexShopper, Inc. in October 2013. FlexShopper, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

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