Comparing Solbright Group (OTCMKTS:SBRT) & Qiwi (OTCMKTS:QIWI)

Solbright Group (OTCMKTS:SBRT) and Qiwi (NASDAQ:QIWI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Qiwi pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Solbright Group does not pay a dividend. Qiwi pays out 29.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Solbright Group has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Qiwi has a beta of 1.14, meaning that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Solbright Group and Qiwi’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Solbright Group $12.06 million 6.52 -$15.80 million N/A N/A
Qiwi $441.00 million 2.77 $56.99 million $0.96 20.90

Qiwi has higher revenue and earnings than Solbright Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Solbright Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.7% of Qiwi shares are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Solbright Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Solbright Group and Qiwi’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Solbright Group -223.50% -212.89% -92.60%
Qiwi 12.20% 16.86% 6.81%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Solbright Group and Qiwi, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Solbright Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Qiwi 0 0 2 0 3.00

Qiwi has a consensus target price of $21.00, indicating a potential upside of 4.69%. Given Qiwi’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Qiwi is more favorable than Solbright Group.

Summary

Qiwi beats Solbright Group on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Solbright Group Company Profile

M2M Spectrum Networks, LLC, doing business as Iota, provides IoT connectivity solutions. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Qiwi Company Profile

Qiwi plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates electronic online payment systems primarily in the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, and internationally. The company offers payment services across online, mobile, and physical channels through a network of approximately 109,000 kiosks and 43,000 terminals that run its proprietary software. It also provides Qiwi Wallet, which is an online and mobile payment processing, and money transfer system that allows customers to pay for the products and services of merchants, as well as perform peer-to-peer money transfers through a virtual wallet; and Visa-branded prepaid cards. In addition, the company offers payment-by installments card systems under the SOVEST brand name; and value added services. Qiwi plc was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Nicosia, Cyprus.

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