Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) and Invictus Financial (OTCMKTS:IVFZF) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.
Risk & Volatility
Collectors Universe has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Invictus Financial has a beta of -12.2, indicating that its stock price is 1,320% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Collectors Universe and Invictus Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Collectors Universe pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Invictus Financial does not pay a dividend.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Collectors Universe and Invictus Financial’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Collectors Universe||$68.45 million||2.95||$6.23 million||N/A||N/A|
Collectors Universe has higher revenue and earnings than Invictus Financial.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
45.7% of Collectors Universe shares are held by institutional investors. 13.2% of Collectors Universe shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.1% of Invictus Financial shares are held by company 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 is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Collectors Universe and Invictus Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Collectors Universe beats Invictus Financial on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Collectors Universe Company Profile
Collectors Universe, Inc. provides authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs, and historical and sports memorabilia in the United States. It operates through three segments: Coins, Trading Cards and Autographs, and Other High-End Collectibles. The company also publishes magazines that provide market prices and information for collectibles and high-value assets that are accessible on its Websites; operates an online market for graded collectible coins for dealers on subscription basis; and promotes, manages, and operates the Long Beach Coin shows. It serves dealers, collectors, retail buyers, and sellers of the collectibles. Collectors Universe, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.
Invictus Financial Company Profile
Invictus Financial Inc. does not have significant operations. The company is seeking for new business opportunities. Previously, it was engaged in the provision of services related to the financial markets through the Internet or mobile devices. The company was formerly known as Stockhouse Inc. and changed its name to Invictus Financial Inc. in April 2010. Invictus Financial Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.
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