Contrasting FlexShopper (FPAY) and MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH (MIND)

FlexShopper (NASDAQ:FPAY) and MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH (NASDAQ:MIND) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.4% of FlexShopper shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.4% of MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH shares are held by institutional investors. 15.1% of FlexShopper shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.8% of MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FlexShopper and MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FlexShopper $67.05 million 0.19 -$8.33 million N/A N/A
MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH $48.28 million 0.94 -$21.06 million N/A N/A

FlexShopper has higher revenue and earnings than MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH.

Profitability

This table compares FlexShopper and MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FlexShopper -14.34% N/A -35.47%
MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH -57.21% -31.57% -21.37%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for FlexShopper and MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FlexShopper 0 0 0 0 N/A
MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

FlexShopper has a beta of -0.03, indicating that its stock price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH has a beta of 1.46, indicating that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

FlexShopper beats MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

FlexShopper Company Profile

FlexShopper, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, FlexShopper, LLC, provides various types of durable goods to consumers on a lease-to-own basis (LTO) to consumers of third party retailers and e-tailers. It offers products through FlexShopper.com, an LTO e-commerce marketplace; e-commerce sites and in-store terminals by utilizing FlexShopper's LTO payment method; and facilitation of LTO transactions with retailers. The company was formerly known as Anchor Funding Services, Inc. and changed its name to FlexShopper, Inc. in October 2013. FlexShopper, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

MITCHAM INDUSTR/SH Company Profile

Mitcham Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides technology to the oceanographic, hydrographic, defense, seismic and maritime security industries worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Marine Technology Products, and Equipment Leasing. The Marine Technology Products segment develops, manufactures, and sells proprietary products. Its products include GunLink seismic source acquisition and control systems that provide operators of marine seismic surveys with precise monitoring and control of energy sources; BuoyLink RGPS tracking systems, which are used to offer precise positioning of marine seismic energy sources and streamers; Digishot energy source controllers; Sleeve Gun energy sources; and SeaLink product line of marine sensors and solid streamer systems. This segment also provides streamer weight collars, depth and pressure transducers, air control valves, and source array systems; spare and replacement parts; repair services, engineering services, training, field service operations, and umbilical termination; and equipment, consumables, systems integration, engineering hardware, and software maintenance support services. The Equipment Leasing segment leases seismic equipment for short-term primarily to seismic data acquisition contractors and oil field service providers. This segment is also involved in the sale of other seismic equipment of other manufacturers; and used equipment from its lease pool. Mitcham Industries, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Huntsville, Texas.

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