Verra Mobility (NASDAQ:VRRM) and Vantage Energy Acquisition (NASDAQ:VEAC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Verra Mobility and Vantage Energy Acquisition’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Verra Mobility||$370.15 million||5.99||-$58.40 million||($0.67)||-20.87|
|Vantage Energy Acquisition||N/A||N/A||$4.05 million||N/A||N/A|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
42.0% of Verra Mobility shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.9% of Vantage Energy Acquisition shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Verra Mobility shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Verra Mobility and Vantage Energy Acquisition, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Vantage Energy Acquisition||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Verra Mobility currently has a consensus target price of $14.04, indicating a potential upside of 0.43%. Given Verra Mobility’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Verra Mobility is more favorable than Vantage Energy Acquisition.
This table compares Verra Mobility and Vantage Energy Acquisition’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Vantage Energy Acquisition||N/A||81.14%||0.73%|
Risk & Volatility
Verra Mobility has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vantage Energy Acquisition has a beta of 0.02, indicating that its stock price is 98% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Verra Mobility beats Vantage Energy Acquisition on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Verra Mobility Company Profile
Verra Mobility Corporation provides smart mobility technology solutions and services in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It operates through two segments, Government Solutions and Commercial Services. The Government Solutions segment offers automated safety solutions, including services and technologies that enable photo enforcement through road safety camera programs related to red light, speed, school bus, and city bus lanes. This segment serves municipalities, counties, school districts, and law enforcement agencies. The Commercial Services segment provides automated toll and violations management, and title and registration solutions to rental car companies, fleet management companies, and other large fleet owners. The company is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona.
Vantage Energy Acquisition Company Profile
Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more operating businesses. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Englewood, Colorado.
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