Fang (NYSE:SFUN) vs. Intersections (INTX) Head-To-Head Survey

Intersections (NASDAQ:INTX) and Fang (NYSE:SFUN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Intersections and Fang’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intersections 2.04% 406.15% 7.57%
Fang -38.72% 7.20% 2.50%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Intersections and Fang’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 0.56 -$14.32 million N/A N/A
Fang $303.02 million 1.93 -$117.32 million $0.10 13.20

Intersections has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Fang.

Volatility and Risk

Intersections has a beta of -0.71, meaning that its stock price is 171% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fang has a beta of 1.32, meaning that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

23.9% of Intersections shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.4% of Fang shares are held by institutional investors. 58.5% of Intersections shares are held by 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Intersections and Fang, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intersections 0 0 0 0 N/A
Fang 2 1 0 0 1.33

Fang has a consensus price target of $2.24, suggesting a potential upside of 69.44%. Given Fang’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Fang is more favorable than Intersections.

Summary

Intersections beats Fang 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.

Fang Company Profile

Fang Holdings Limited operates a real estate Internet portal in the People's Republic of China. The company's portal offers listing, marketing, e-commerce, financial, and other value-added services. It supports active online communities and networks of users seeking information on, and services for, the real estate and home-related sectors. The company was formerly known as SouFun Holdings Limited and changed its name to Fang Holdings Limited in September 2016. Fang Holdings Limited was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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