Reviewing 12 ReTech (OTCMKTS:RETC) and Group (NASDAQ:RCRT) Group (NASDAQ:RCRTGet Rating) and 12 ReTech (OTCMKTS:RETCGet Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk Group has a beta of -0.99, indicating that its share price is 199% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 12 ReTech has a beta of 14.56, indicating that its share price is 1,356% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Group and 12 ReTech’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio Group $22.18 million 0.79 -$16.33 million ($2.54) -0.46
12 ReTech $660,000.00 4.18 -$5.26 million N/A N/A

12 ReTech has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

8.5% of Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.9% of 12 ReTech shares are held by institutional investors. 19.0% of Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Group and 12 ReTech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets Group -73.61% -498.78% -92.73%
12 ReTech -797.12% N/A -726.41%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Group and 12 ReTech, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
12 ReTech 0 0 0 0 N/A Group presently has a consensus target price of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 662.71%. Given Group’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Group is more favorable than 12 ReTech.

Summary Group beats 12 ReTech on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Group (Get Rating) Group, Inc. operates an on-demand recruiting platform in the United States and internationally. It combines an online hiring platform with a network of small and independent recruiters. It offers consulting and staffing service for the placement of professional recruiters; and consulting and staffing personnel services to employers. The company also provides referrals of qualified candidates to employers; and subscription to its web-based platforms that help employers recruit talent. In addition, it offers sponsorship of digital newsletters, online content promotion, social media distribution, banner advertising, and other branded electronic communications services for businesses; and resume distribution services, which involve promoting these job seekers' profiles and resumes to assist with their procuring employment, and upskilling and training for individuals to assist with career development and advancement. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in New York, New York.

About 12 ReTech (Get Rating)

12 ReTech Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, installs, and sells software for shoppers and retailers in the United States. Its platform includes 12Mirror, an in-store application, which recognizes clothes worn by a person in reflection and takes pictures that are downloadable by the user and sharable via social media; 12Kiosk, an in-store application, used for browsing and obtaining information about consumers and products, as well as placing orders and checking out; 12Mobile, a mobile app, used for browse products, place orders, and share products with other members and make new friends; and 12Desktop, an e-commerce website that can be developed upon request. The company also operates retail stores in airport terminals and casinos under the Bluwire brand; sells fashionable apparel under the Rune NYC, Social Sunday, and Red Wire Design brands; and produces women's clothing products. 12 ReTech Corporation is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

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