Head-To-Head Analysis: TMSR (NASDAQ:TMSR) vs. Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (NASDAQ:IEA)

TMSR (NASDAQ:TMSR) and Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (NASDAQ:IEA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares TMSR and Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TMSR -0.89% -0.67% -0.39%
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives -0.14% -11.34% 3.56%

Volatility & Risk

TMSR has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has a beta of 0.4, suggesting that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for TMSR and Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TMSR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives 0 1 0 0 2.00

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 163.16%. Given Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives is more favorable than TMSR.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of TMSR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.6% of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives shares are held by institutional investors. 47.0% of TMSR shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TMSR and Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TMSR $23.19 million 1.30 $1.45 million N/A N/A
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives $779.34 million 0.08 $4.24 million ($0.80) -3.33

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has higher revenue and earnings than TMSR.

Summary

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives beats TMSR on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

TMSR Company Profile

TMSR Holding Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the research, development, production, and sale of solid waste recycling systems for the mining and industrial sectors in the People's Republic of China. It is also involved in the iron ore trading, wine import and resale, and Agarwood wine trading businesses; and provision of ship exchange consulting services. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Wuhan, China.

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Company Profile

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc., a diversified infrastructure construction company, provides engineering, procurement, and construction services for the renewable energy, traditional power, and civil infrastructure industries in the United States. It offers design, site development, construction, installation, and restoration of infrastructure services. The company was founded in 1947 is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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