Analyzing TMSR (NASDAQ:TMSR) & Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (NASDAQ:IEA)

TMSR (NASDAQ:TMSR) and Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (NASDAQ:IEA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for TMSR and Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TMSR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives 0 1 0 0 2.00

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 189.26%. Given Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives is more favorable than TMSR.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of TMSR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.6% of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives shares are owned by institutional investors. 47.0% of TMSR shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.0% of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

TMSR has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has a beta of 0.39, indicating that its stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares TMSR and Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TMSR -0.89% -0.67% -0.39%
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives -0.14% -11.34% 3.56%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares TMSR and Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TMSR $23.19 million 1.24 $1.45 million N/A N/A
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives $779.34 million 0.07 $4.24 million ($0.80) -3.03

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has higher revenue and earnings than TMSR.

Summary

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives beats TMSR on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TMSR

TMSR Holding Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the research, development, production, and sale of solid waste recycling systems for the mining and industrial sectors in the People's Republic of China. It is also involved in the iron ore trading, wine import and resale, and Agarwood wine trading businesses; and provision of ship exchange consulting services. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Wuhan, China.

About Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc., a diversified infrastructure construction company, provides engineering, procurement, and construction services for the renewable energy, traditional power, and civil infrastructure industries in the United States. It offers design, site development, construction, installation, and restoration of infrastructure services. The company was founded in 1947 is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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