EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) and Sky Resort International (OTCMKTS:SKYL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares EZCORP and Sky Resort International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|EZCORP||$813.52 million||0.60||$39.05 million||$0.79||11.35|
|Sky Resort International||N/A||N/A||-$120,000.00||N/A||N/A|
This table compares EZCORP and Sky Resort International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sky Resort International||N/A||N/A||-6,018.23%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for EZCORP and Sky Resort International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sky Resort International||0||0||0||0||N/A|
EZCORP presently has a consensus price target of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 78.37%. Given EZCORP’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe EZCORP is more favorable than Sky Resort International.
Risk and Volatility
EZCORP has a beta of 1.57, meaning that its share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sky Resort International has a beta of 2.21, meaning that its share price is 121% more volatile than the S&P 500.
EZCORP beats Sky Resort International on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
EZCORP, Inc. provides pawn loans. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Pawn, Mexico Pawn, and Other International. It offers pawn loans, which are non-recourse loans collateralized by tangible personal property, such as jewelry, consumer electronics, power tools, sporting goods, and musical instruments; and sells merchandise, including collateral forfeited from pawn lending operations and used merchandise purchased from customers. The company also offers payday loan services through its financial services stores. As of June 11, 2018, it operated a network of 921 pawn stores under the EZPAWN or Value Pawn & Jewelry, Empeño Fácil, GuatePrenda, and MaxiEfectivo names in the United States and Latin America. The company also operates a network of 27 financial services stores under the CASHMAX name in Canada. EZCORP, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
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