Everi (NYSE: EVRI) and TMS International (NYSE:TMS) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Everi and TMS International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Everi -25.82% -16,159.62% -16.70%
TMS International N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Everi and TMS International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Everi $859.46 million 0.69 -$249.47 million ($3.69) -2.38
TMS International N/A N/A N/A $0.81 21.59

TMS International has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Everi. Everi is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TMS International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.7% of Everi shares are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Everi 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Everi and TMS International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Everi 0 0 3 0 3.00
TMS International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Everi currently has a consensus target price of $7.33, indicating a potential downside of 16.67%. Given Everi’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Everi is more favorable than TMS International.

Summary

Everi beats TMS International on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Everi Company Profile

Everi Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates through subsidiaries, including Everi Games Holding Inc. (Everi Games Holding) and Everi Payments Inc. (Everi Payments or Payments). The Company operates through two segments: Games and Payments. The Company provides video and mechanical reel gaming content and technology solutions, integrated gaming payments solutions, and compliance and efficiency software. Its games segment provides solutions directly to gaming establishments to offer its patrons gaming entertainment related experiences. The Payments segment provides solutions directly to gaming establishments to offer their patrons cash access related services and products, including access to cash at gaming facilities through automatic teller machine (ATM) cash withdrawals, credit card cash access transactions and point of sale debit card transactions.

TMS International Company Profile

TMS International Corp. (TMS), formerly Metal Services Acquisition Corp., is a provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills in North America. The Company provides a range of services through two segments: Mill Services Group and Raw Material and Optimization Group. The Mill Services Group segment includes scrap management and preparation; semi-finished and finished material handling; metal recovery and slag handling, processing and sales, and surface conditioning. The Raw Material and Optimization Group segment include raw materials procurement and logistics, and software-based raw materials cost optimization. The Company is a holding company controlled by Onex, and it operates through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, including its primary operating company Tube City IMS, LLC. It operates at 74 customer sites in nine countries across North America, Europe and Latin America, and its global raw materials procurement network spans five continents.

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