Reviewing Vantage Energy Acquisition (VEAC) & Verra Mobility (NASDAQ:VRRM)

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

Vantage Energy Acquisition has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Verra Mobility.

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.

Analyst Recommendations

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
Verra Mobility 0 0 2 0 3.00
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.

Profitability

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
Verra Mobility N/A -6.67% -1.17%
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.

Summary

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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