Leafbuyer Technologies (OTCMKTS:LBUY) and The Providence Service (NASDAQ:PRSC) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Leafbuyer Technologies and The Providence Service, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Leafbuyer Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
The Providence Service 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Leafbuyer Technologies and The Providence Service’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Leafbuyer Technologies N/A N/A N/A
The Providence Service 1.80% 8.71% 3.87%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Leafbuyer Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.0% of The Providence Service shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.8% of The Providence Service shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Leafbuyer Technologies and The Providence Service’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Leafbuyer Technologies $1.12 million 31.10 -$2.97 million N/A N/A
The Providence Service $1.62 billion 0.51 $53.36 million N/A N/A

The Providence Service has higher revenue and earnings than Leafbuyer Technologies.

Summary

The Providence Service beats Leafbuyer Technologies on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Leafbuyer Technologies

Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, LB Media Group, LLC, operates an online platform for cannabis deals and specials, and information that connects consumers with dispensaries. The company is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

About The Providence Service

The Providence Service Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides healthcare and workforce development services in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Non-Emergency Transportation Services (NET Services) and Workforce Development Services (WD Services). The NET Services segment offers non-emergency medical transportation services for Medicaid or Medicare eligible members, whose limited mobility or financial resources hinder their ability to access necessary healthcare and social services. The WD Services segment offers workforce development and offender rehabilitation services, including employment preparation and placement, apprenticeship and training, youth community service programs, and other health related services to clients on behalf of governmental and private entities. This segment serves disabled, unemployed, and individuals seeking new skills, as well as individuals that are coping with medical illnesses, newly graduated from educational institutions, and being released from incarceration. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

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