Financial Survey: Micro Imaging Technology (MMTC) vs. Liberty Tax (TAXA)

Micro Imaging Technology (OTCMKTS:MMTC) and Liberty Tax (OTCMKTS:TAXA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Micro Imaging Technology and Liberty Tax’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Micro Imaging Technology N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Tax 0.07% 0.43% 0.20%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Micro Imaging Technology and Liberty Tax’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Micro Imaging Technology N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Tax $174.87 million 0.93 $130,000.00 N/A N/A

Liberty Tax has higher revenue and earnings than Micro Imaging Technology.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.7% of Liberty Tax shares are held by institutional investors. 47.4% of Micro Imaging Technology shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 36.9% of Liberty Tax shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Micro Imaging Technology has a beta of -1.84, suggesting that its share price is 284% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Tax has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Micro Imaging Technology and Liberty Tax, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Micro Imaging Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
Liberty Tax 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Liberty Tax pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Micro Imaging Technology does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Liberty Tax beats Micro Imaging Technology on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Micro Imaging Technology

Micro Imaging Technology, Inc., a development stage company, engages in the development of fluid monitoring systems for water monitoring, food processing, and clinical applications in the United States. The company is developing a non-biologically based system utilizing both proprietary hardware and software to determine the specific specie of an unknown microbe present in a fluid with a high degree of statistical probability. It would analyze a sample presented to it and compares its characteristics to a library of known microbe characteristics on file. The company was formerly known as Electropure, Inc. and changed its name to Micro Imaging Technology, Inc. in November 2005. Micro Imaging Technology, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in San Clemente, California.

About Liberty Tax

Liberty Tax, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation services in the United States and Canada. The company also facilitates refund-based tax settlement financial products, such as refund transfer products and personal income tax refund discounting, as well as provides an online digital Do-It-Yourself tax program in the United States. Its customers include taxpayers who, for reasons of complexity, convenience, or the need for prompt tax refunds, seek assisted tax preparation services. The company offers its products and services through a network of company-owned offices and franchised locations under the Liberty Tax, Liberty Tax Service, Liberty Income Tax, Liberty Canada, and SiempreTax+ brand names. The company was formerly known as JTH Holding, Inc. and changed its name to Liberty Tax, Inc. in July 2014. Liberty Tax, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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