Head to Head Contrast: Green Dot (GDOT) vs. Security National Financial (SNFCA)

Green Dot (NASDAQ: SNFCA) and Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCA) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Green Dot and Security National Financial’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Green Dot $890.15 million 5.37 $85.88 million $1.58 57.55
Security National Financial $276.93 million 0.32 $14.11 million N/A N/A

Green Dot has higher revenue and earnings than Security National Financial.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Green Dot and Security National Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Green Dot 0 6 8 0 2.57
Security National Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A

Green Dot presently has a consensus price target of $78.46, suggesting a potential downside of 13.71%. Given Green Dot’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Green Dot is more favorable than Security National Financial.

Volatility and Risk

Green Dot has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Security National Financial has a beta of -0.41, indicating that its stock price is 141% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Green Dot and Security National Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Green Dot 12.73% 14.26% 5.16%
Security National Financial 10.54% 19.21% 2.95%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.0% of Green Dot shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.9% of Security National Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.0% of Green Dot shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.7% of Security National Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Green Dot beats Security National Financial on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Green Dot Company Profile

Green Dot Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a pro-consumer bank holding company that provides personal banking for the masses. It operates through two segments, Account Services and Processing, and Settlement Services. The company offers deposit as account programs, such reloadable prepaid debit cards under the consumer brand names of GPR cards, consumer checking accounts, small business checking accounts, network-branded gift cards, secured credit cards, and other financial services. It also provides swipe reload system for crediting cash onto an enabled payment card by swiping the payment card at the point of sale through Green Dot Network; MoneyPak, a product that allows a consumer to add funds to accounts; and e-cash remittance, a service that allows a consumer to transfer funds to a smartphone, as well as offers disbursement services through Simply Paid platform. The company, through its subsidiary, Green Dot Bank, provides prepaid cards, debit cards, checking accounts, secured credit cards, payroll debit cards, consumer cash processing services, wage disbursements, and tax refund processing services, as well as issuing, settlement, and capital management services. In addition, it offers mobile banking, loan disbursement accounts, mobile P2P, money transfer, instant payment, and processing and settlement services. It markets and sells its products and services through approximately 100,000 retail stores, various direct-to-consumer Websites, thousands of tax preparation offices, and various apps available in the 2 app stores, as well as distributes through various enterprise-scale ?Banking as a Service' partnerships, and Green Dot, a banking franchise in the United States. The company was formerly known as Next Estate Communications, Inc. and changed its name to Green Dot Corporation in October 2005. Green Dot Corporation was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.

Security National Financial Company Profile

Security National Financial Corporation engages in life insurance, cemetery and mortuary, and mortgage businesses. The company's Life Insurance segment is involved in selling and servicing lines of life insurance, annuity products, and accident and health insurance. It offers various life insurance products, including funeral plans and interest-sensitive life insurance, as well as other traditional life, accident, and health insurance products; annuity products comprising single and flexible premium deferred annuities, and immediate annuities; and diver's accident policies. This segment also cedes and assumes various risks with various authorized unaffiliated reinsurers pursuant to reinsurance treaties. Its Cemetery and Mortuary segment operates eight mortuaries and five cemeteries in the state of Utah; and one cemetery in the state of California. This segment also markets plots, interment vaults, mausoleum crypts, markers, caskets, flowers, and other death care related products; and provides professional services of funeral directors, opening and closing of graves, use of chapels and viewing rooms, and use of automobiles and clothing. The company's Mortgage segment originates and underwrites residential and commercial loans for new construction, existing homes, and real estate projects primarily in Florida, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. It offers residential mortgage lending services to real estate brokers and independent mortgage loan originators. Security National Financial Corporation was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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