Sysorex Global (NASDAQ: INPX) and PFSweb (NASDAQ:PFSW) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and profitabiliy.

Volatility and Risk

Sysorex Global has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PFSweb has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Sysorex Global and PFSweb, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sysorex Global 0 1 0 0 2.00
PFSweb 0 0 5 0 3.00

Sysorex Global currently has a consensus price target of $3.25, indicating a potential upside of 301.38%. PFSweb has a consensus price target of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 64.23%. Given Sysorex Global’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sysorex Global is more favorable than PFSweb.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.9% of Sysorex Global shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.3% of PFSweb shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.0% of Sysorex Global shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.1% of PFSweb shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Sysorex Global and PFSweb’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sysorex Global -54.93% -378.28% -41.49%
PFSweb -3.44% -1.34% -0.29%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sysorex Global and PFSweb’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sysorex Global $52.56 million 0.04 -$11.63 million N/A N/A
PFSweb $280.52 million 0.55 $16.20 million ($0.63) -13.05

PFSweb has higher revenue and earnings than Sysorex Global.

Summary

PFSweb beats Sysorex Global on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sysorex Global Company Profile

Inpixon, formerly Sysorex Global, provides data analytics and location-based solutions and services to commercial and government customers across the world. The Company operates through four segments: Mobile, IoT & Big Data Products, which includes its AirPatrol product line and on-premise big data appliance product; Storage and Computing, which includes third-party hardware, software and related maintenance/warranty products and services that the Company resells; SaaS Revenues, which provides software-as-a-services or Internet-based hosted services, and Professional Services, which offers general information technology (IT) services. Its products and services include LightMiner Analytics Platform, Data Science and Advanced Analytics Consulting Services, AirPatrol for Security, AirPatrol for Retail, Shoom Product Line, Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions and Services, and IT Services.

PFSweb Company Profile

PFSWEB, Inc. is a global provider of omni-channel commerce solutions, including a range of technology, infrastructure and professional services. The Company’s service offerings include Website design, creation and integration, digital agency and marketing, e-commerce technologies, order management, customer care, logistics and fulfillment, financial management and professional consulting. It operates through two segments: PFSweb, and Business and Retail Connect. PFSweb is a global provider of various infrastructure, technology and digital agency solutions and operates as a service fee business. In the Business and Retail Connect segment, subsidiaries of the Company purchase inventory from clients and resell the inventory to client customers. Its solutions support direct-to-consumer (DTC), business-to-business (B2B) and retail sales channels. It markets its solutions as PFSweb’s End2End eCommerce solution.

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