Research Solutions (RSSS) & Envestnet (ENV) Head to Head Analysis

Research Solutions (OTCMKTS:RSSS) and Envestnet (NYSE:ENV) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Research Solutions and Envestnet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Research Solutions -3.71% -40.54% -12.97%
Envestnet -2.52% 10.28% 4.64%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.4% of Envestnet shares are owned by institutional investors. 29.5% of Research Solutions shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of Envestnet shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Research Solutions and Envestnet’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Research Solutions $28.02 million 2.17 -$1.68 million N/A N/A
Envestnet $812.36 million 4.03 $5.76 million $1.25 53.74

Envestnet has higher revenue and earnings than Research Solutions.

Volatility & Risk

Research Solutions has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Envestnet has a beta of 1.9, meaning that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Research Solutions and Envestnet, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Research Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A
Envestnet 0 4 5 1 2.70

Envestnet has a consensus price target of $73.67, suggesting a potential upside of 9.67%. Given Envestnet’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Envestnet is more favorable than Research Solutions.

Summary

Envestnet beats Research Solutions on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Research Solutions Company Profile

Research Solutions, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides annual licenses that allow customers to access and utilize features of cloud based software-as-a-service research intelligence platform. The company is also involved in the transactional sale of published scientific, technical, and medical content managed, sourced, and delivered through the Transactions platform. Its solutions enable life science and other research intensive organizations to speed up research and development activities with single sourced access and management of content and data used in the intellectual property development lifecycle. The company was formerly known as Derycz Scientific, Inc. and changed its name to Research Solutions, Inc. in March 2013. Research Solutions, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Encino, California.

Envestnet Company Profile

Envestnet, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides intelligent systems for wealth management and financial wellness in the United States and internationally. It operates through Envestnet and Envestnet | Yodlee segments. The company's product and services suites include Envestnet | Enterprise, which provides an end-to-end open architecture wealth management platform, as well as sells data aggregation and reporting, data analytics, and digital advice capabilities; Envestnet | Tamarac that provides trading, rebalancing, portfolio accounting, performance reporting, and client relationship management software; Envestnet | Retirement Solutions, which offer a suite of services for advisor-sold retirement plans; and Envestnet | Portfolio Management Consultants that provide research, due diligence, and consulting services to assist advisors in creating investment solutions for their clients, and patented portfolio overlay and tax optimization services. It also provides Envestnet | Yodlee data aggregation and data analytics platform, which offers cloud-based innovation for digital financial services. The company primarily serves banks, wealth management and brokerage firms, Internet services companies, and registered investment advisers. Envestnet, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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