Points International (PCOM) and CafePress (PRSS) Head-To-Head Analysis
Points International (NASDAQ: PCOM) and CafePress (NASDAQ:PRSS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
37.3% of Points International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.8% of CafePress shares are held by institutional investors. 17.3% of CafePress shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Points International has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CafePress has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Points International and CafePress’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Points International and CafePress, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Points International presently has a consensus target price of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 25.35%. CafePress has a consensus target price of $3.50, indicating a potential upside of 63.55%. Given CafePress’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CafePress is more favorable than Points International.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Points International and CafePress’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Points International||$332.82 million||0.48||$9.00 million||($0.11)||-97.91|
|CafePress||$99.53 million||0.36||-$1.14 million||($0.42)||-5.10|
Points International has higher revenue and earnings than CafePress. Points International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CafePress, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Points International beats CafePress on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Points International
Points International Ltd. (Points) provides a range of e-commerce and technology services to loyalty program operators using a common infrastructure. These services include a range of white label or private branded e-commerce services (Loyalty Currency Services) that enable the sale of loyalty currencies (such as frequent flyer miles, hotel points and credit card points), both retail and wholesale, and support the loyalty program consumer offerings and their back end operations. The Company offers the consumer-focused Points Loyalty Wallet that allows users to track, manage and access multiple loyalty rewards programs through the Points.com Website. It also offers Points Travel, which is private label travel e-commerce platform designed specifically for the loyalty industry. The Company operates the PointsHound.com Website, a hotel booking engine and loyalty currency aggregator built specifically for frequent travelers.
CafePress Inc. is an online retailer of personalized products offering various gifts and accessories, including t-shirts and apparel, mugs and drinkware, and home goods, such as custom shower curtains and bed coverings. The Company conducts its business on its primary United States-based domain, CafePress.com, and also operates CafePress branded Websites for the markets in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. It also sells CafePress branded products through other online retail partners. Its products are customized with designs contributed through various means, including crowd-sourced user generated content, stock art licenses and licensed content relationships with entertainment companies and brands. Its facility in Louisville, Kentucky has technology and manufacturing processes that enables it to provide customized products that are individually built to order. The Company’s processes enable it to produce a range of merchandise.
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