Information Services Group (NASDAQ: III) and Everi Holdings (NYSE:EVRI) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

41.9% of Information Services Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.4% of Everi Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 12.0% of Information Services Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of Everi Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Information Services Group and Everi Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Information Services Group -3.46% -10.15% -2.66%
Everi Holdings -26.95% -16,159.62% -16.89%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Information Services Group and Everi Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Information Services Group 0 0 2 0 3.00
Everi Holdings 0 0 3 0 3.00

Information Services Group currently has a consensus price target of $6.50, indicating a potential upside of 54.95%. Everi Holdings has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential downside of 13.79%. Given Information Services Group’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Information Services Group is more favorable than Everi Holdings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Information Services Group and Everi Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Information Services Group $240.81 million 0.75 $13.26 million ($0.22) -19.07
Everi Holdings $919.45 million 0.59 $200.09 million ($3.75) -2.17

Everi Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Information Services Group. Information Services Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Everi Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Information Services Group has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its share price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Everi Holdings has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Information Services Group beats Everi Holdings on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Information Services Group

Information Services Group, Inc. is a technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company. The Company operates in the segment of fact-based sourcing advisory services. It supports private and public sector organizations to transform and optimize their operational environments through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services with a focus on information technology, business process transformation, program management services and enterprise resource planning. It offers service lines, including research, consulting, managed services, network carrier services, robotic process automation (RPA), outsourcing advisory and provider services. It specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management, and technology research and analysis.

About Everi Holdings

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.

Receive News & Ratings for Information Services Group Inc. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Information Services Group Inc. and related companies with Analyst Ratings Network's FREE daily email newsletter.