FirstCash (NASDAQ:FCFS) and Integrated Ventures (OTCMKTS:INTV) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for FirstCash and Integrated Ventures, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Risk & Volatility
FirstCash has a beta of 0.5, suggesting that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Integrated Ventures has a beta of 3.28, suggesting that its share price is 228% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares FirstCash and Integrated Ventures’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|FirstCash||$1.86 billion||1.35||$164.62 million||$3.89||15.56|
|Integrated Ventures||$280,000.00||6.24||-$9.51 million||N/A||N/A|
FirstCash has higher revenue and earnings than Integrated Ventures.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
94.0% of FirstCash shares are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of FirstCash shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 27.8% of Integrated Ventures shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares FirstCash and Integrated Ventures’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
FirstCash beats Integrated Ventures on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
FirstCash Company Profile
FirstCash, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates retail pawn stores in the United States and Latin America. Its pawn stores lend money on the collateral of pledged personal property, including jewelry, electronics, tools, appliances, sporting goods, and musical instruments; and retails merchandise acquired through collateral forfeitures on forfeited pawn loans and over-the-counter purchases of merchandise directly from customers. The company is also involved in melting scrap jewelry, as well as sells gold, silver, and diamonds in commodity markets. In addition, it offers credit services, small unsecured consumer loans, and check cashing services. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated 1,056 stores in the United States and the District of Columbia; 1,548 stores in Mexico; 54 stores in Guatemala; 13 stores in El Salvador; and 8 stores in Colombia. The company was formerly known as First Cash Financial Services, Inc. and changed its name to FirstCash, Inc. in September 2016. FirstCash, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
Integrated Ventures Company Profile
Integrated Ventures, Inc. engages in the digital currency mining operations. The company manufactures equipment; and sells mining rigs, as well as develops blockchain software. As of June 30, 2019, it owns and operates approximately 880 cryptocurrencies miners located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The company was formerly known as EMS Find, Inc. and changed its name to Integrated Ventures, Inc. in July 2017. Integrated Ventures, Inc. is based in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.
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