Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US) (NASDAQ: ITRN) and B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US) and B. Riley Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US)||0||2||0||0||2.00|
|B. Riley Financial||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US) and B. Riley Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US)||18.36%||34.76%||21.36%|
|B. Riley Financial||3.59%||15.01%||3.60%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US) and B. Riley Financial’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US)||$238.52 million||3.11||$43.79 million||$2.09||16.94|
|B. Riley Financial||$322.18 million||1.56||$11.56 million||$1.51||12.55|
Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US) has higher earnings, but lower revenue than B. Riley Financial. B. Riley Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US), indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility and Risk
Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US) has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, B. Riley Financial has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US) pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. B. Riley Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US) pays out 45.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. B. Riley Financial pays out 21.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
54.5% of Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.3% of B. Riley Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.9% of B. Riley Financial shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US) beats B. Riley Financial on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (US) Company Profile
Ituran Location and Control Ltd. is a provider of location-based services, consisting of stolen vehicle recovery (SVR), fleet management services and other tracking services. The Company also provides wireless communication products used in connection with its location-based services and various other applications. Its operations consist of two segments: location-based services and wireless communications products. Its location-based services segment consists of its SVR and tracking services, fleet management and value-added services consisted of personal locater services and concierge services. Its wireless communications products segment consists of short and medium range two-way machine-to-machine wireless communications products that are used for various applications, including automatic vehicle location (AVL) and automatic vehicle identification. It primarily provides its services, as well as sells and leases its products in Israel, Brazil, Argentina and the United States.
B. Riley Financial Company Profile
B. Riley Financial, Inc. is an independent investment bank. The Company’s segments include capital markets, auction and liquidation, valuation and appraisal, and Principal Investments-United Online. The capital markets segment provides an array of investment banking, corporate finance, research, wealth management, sales and trading services to corporate, institutional and high net worth clients. The auction and liquidation segment utilizes a scalable network of independent contractors and industry-specific advisors to tailor its services to the needs of a multitude of clients, logistical challenges and distressed circumstances. The valuation and appraisal segment provides valuation and appraisal services to financial institutions, lenders, private equity firms and other providers of capital. The principal investments-United Online segment consists of businesses, which has been acquired primarily for attractive investment return characteristics.
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