Financial Contrast: SPAR Group (NASDAQ:SGRP) vs. Points International (NASDAQ:PCOM)

SPAR Group (NASDAQ:SGRP) and Points International (NASDAQ:PCOM) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SPAR Group and Points International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SPAR Group $229.19 million 0.07 -$1.55 million N/A N/A
Points International $376.24 million 0.41 $7.79 million N/A N/A

Points International has higher revenue and earnings than SPAR Group.

Profitability

This table compares SPAR Group and Points International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SPAR Group -0.46% 6.13% 2.18%
Points International 1.90% 18.64% 6.37%

Volatility & Risk

SPAR Group has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Points International has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

6.1% of SPAR Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.6% of Points International shares are owned by institutional investors. 65.2% of SPAR Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SPAR Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Points International 0 0 1 0 3.00

Points International has a consensus target price of $21.00, suggesting a potential upside of 85.19%. Given Points International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Points International is more favorable than SPAR Group.

Summary

Points International beats SPAR Group on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SPAR Group

SPAR Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides merchandising and marketing services worldwide. The company offers syndicated services, such as product reordering and replenishment; ensuring its products for distribution; adding new products; implementing store planogram schematics; setting product category shelves; ensuring that product shelf tags are in place; checking for salability of the clients' products; placing new product and promotional items in prominent positions; and kiosk replenishment and maintenance services for retailers, manufacturers, and distributors. It also provides dedicated services, including syndicated services, as well as new store set-up, store remodel, and fixture installation services for a specific retailer or manufacturer. In addition, the company offers project services comprising specific in-store services initiated by retailers and manufacturers, such as new store openings, new product launches, special seasonal or promotional merchandising, focused product support, product recalls, and in-store product demonstration and sampling, as well as performs kiosk product replenishment, inventory control, new store sets and existing store resets, re-merchandising, remodels and category implementation, and under annual or stand-alone project contracts or agreements. Further, it assembles furniture, grills, and various other products in stores, homes, and offices; and offers in-store event staffing, retail compliance and price audit, mystery shopping, and data collection services. The company serves mass merchandisers; pharmacies; Pharmacies; grocery, office supply, dollar, convenience, specialty, electronic, and home improvement stores; and other retail outlets. SPAR Group, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

About Points International

Points International Ltd. provides e-commerce and technology services to loyalty program operators in the United States, Europe, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Loyalty Currency Retailing, Platform Partners, and Points Travel. The Loyalty Currency Retailing segment provides products and services designed to help loyalty program members unlock the value of their loyalty currency and accelerate the time to a reward. The Platform Partners segment offers various applications that are connected to and enabled by the functionality of the loyalty commerce platform (LCP); and provides loyalty programs, merchants, and other consumer service applications leverage the LCP to distribute loyalty currency and loyalty commerce transactions through multiple channels, including loyalty program, co-branded, and third-party channels. The Points Travel segment provides online travel bookings, including Points Travel and PointsHound services. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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