Intersections (NASDAQ: INTX) and Ooma (NYSE:OOMA) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This table compares Intersections and Ooma’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Intersections and Ooma’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Intersections||$159.62 million||0.25||-$14.32 million||N/A||N/A|
|Ooma||$114.49 million||2.76||-$13.12 million||($0.69)||-23.33|
Ooma has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Intersections.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
25.2% of Intersections shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.9% of Ooma shares are held by institutional investors. 52.7% of Intersections shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of Ooma shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Intersections and Ooma, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Ooma has a consensus price target of $14.38, suggesting a potential downside of 10.71%. Given Ooma’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ooma is more favorable than Intersections.
Volatility & Risk
Intersections has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ooma has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Intersections beats Ooma on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Intersections Company Profile
Intersections Inc. provides identity risk management and privacy protection services in the United States and Canada. The company's Personal Information Services segment offers privacy, personal information security, and identity theft monitoring and remediation services for consumers to understand, monitor, manage, and protect against the risks associated with their personal information. Its services include credit reports, credit monitoring, educational credit scores, and credit education; reports, monitoring, and education about other personal information and risks, such as public records, identity validation, new accounts, and Internet data risks; identity theft recovery services; identity theft cost reimbursement insurance; and software and other technology tools and services under the IDENTITY GUARD brand. This segment also offers breach response services to organizations responding to compromises of sensitive personal information; and Privacy Now with Watson, an identity theft monitoring and privacy advisory solution. The company's Insurance and Other Consumer Services segment provides insurance and membership products for consumers. Intersections Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia.
Ooma Company Profile
Ooma, Inc. provides communications solutions and other connected services to small business, home, and mobile users in the United States and Canadian markets. The company's Ooma Office, a multi-user communications system comprise an on-premise appliance and Ooma Linx end-point device that wirelessly connects regular desktop telephones and fax machines to the user's high-speed Internet connection; and Ooma Office Mobile HD app, which allows users to make, receive, and transfer phone calls. Its Ooma Telo, a home communications solution includes Ooma Premier Service, a suite of advanced calling features that have been designed to enhance the capabilities of Ooma Telo on a monthly or annual subscription basis; and Ooma Mobile HD app, which allows users to make and receive phone calls and access Ooma features and settings with iOS or Android device over a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection. In addition, the company offers Ooma Telo Air, a wireless device that connects to the Internet using the home's Wi-Fi network and can be paired with mobile phones to answer incoming mobile calls from phone in the home; Ooma handset, a Cordless handset; Wireless + bluetooth adapter, which allows users to install the Ooma Telo device anywhere in the home within range of their wireless network; and Safety phone, a wireless hands-free speakerphone that can be worn as a pendant. Further, it provides Ooma Home, a do-it-yourself home security solution; and Talkatone, a mobile app. The company offers its products through direct sales, retailers, and online, as well as through distributors and reseller partnership channels. Ooma, Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
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