Infinite Group (OTCMKTS:IMCI) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Infinite Group has a beta of 2.49, suggesting that its stock price is 149% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alphabet has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Infinite Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.4% of Alphabet shares are owned by institutional investors. 39.4% of Infinite Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of Alphabet shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Infinite Group and Alphabet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Infinite Group N/A N/A N/A
Alphabet 14.45% 19.40% 14.95%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Infinite Group and Alphabet’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Infinite Group $7.41 million 0.04 -$320,000.00 N/A N/A
Alphabet $110.86 billion 6.60 $12.66 billion N/A N/A

Alphabet has higher revenue and earnings than Infinite Group.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Infinite Group and Alphabet, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Infinite Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alphabet 0 2 27 0 2.93

Alphabet has a consensus target price of $1,305.77, indicating a potential upside of 24.26%. Given Alphabet’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Alphabet is more favorable than Infinite Group.

Summary

Alphabet beats Infinite Group on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Infinite Group

Infinite Group, Inc. provides managed information technology (IT) and virtualization services, and develops and provides cybersecurity tools and solutions to private businesses and government agencies in the United States. It offers Nodeware, an automated network vulnerability management system that assesses vulnerabilities in a computer network using scanning technology. The company also provides cloud computing services, including public and private cloud architecture, hybrid cloud hosting, server virtualization, and desktop virtualization solutions; and level 2 Microsoft and Hewlett Packard server, and software-based managed services through its partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. In addition, it sells third party software licenses, as well as offers virtualization support services. The company was formerly known as Infinite Machines Corp. and changed its name to Infinite Group, Inc. in January 1998. Infinite Group, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Pittsford, New York.

About Alphabet

Alphabet Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online advertising services in the United States and internationally. The company offers performance and brand advertising services. It operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes principal Internet products, such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Commerce, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube, as well as technical infrastructure and newer efforts, including Virtual Reality. This segment also offers digital content, enterprise cloud services, and hardware products, as well as other miscellaneous products and services. The Other Bets segment includes businesses, such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Nest, Verily, Waymo, and X, as well as fiber Internet and Television services. Alphabet Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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