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

Dividends

Qiwi pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Prism Technologies Group does not pay a dividend. Qiwi pays out 108.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Prism Technologies Group and Qiwi’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Prism Technologies Group N/A N/A -$12.78 million N/A N/A
Qiwi $441.00 million 3.21 $56.99 million $0.96 24.18

Qiwi has higher revenue and earnings than Prism Technologies Group.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

26.2% of Qiwi shares are held by institutional investors. 29.3% of Prism Technologies Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Prism Technologies Group has a beta of 1.66, indicating that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Qiwi has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Prism Technologies Group N/A N/A N/A
Qiwi 13.44% 20.68% 7.94%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Prism Technologies Group and Qiwi, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prism Technologies Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Qiwi 0 0 1 0 3.00

Qiwi has a consensus target price of $20.00, indicating a potential downside of 13.83%. Given Qiwi’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Qiwi is more favorable than Prism Technologies Group.

Summary

Qiwi beats Prism Technologies Group on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Prism Technologies Group Company Profile

Prism Technologies Group, Inc. licenses and enforces a portfolio of patents relating to its technologies. It owns a portfolio of approximately 50 issued patents in the areas of computer and network security, semiconductors, and medical technology. The company was formerly known as Internet Patents Corporation and changed its name to Prism Technologies Group, Inc. in September 2015. Prism Technologies Group, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Folsom, California.

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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