Reviewing NV5 (NVEE) & Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY)

NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) and Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ:HMNY) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.1% of NV5 shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.3% of Helios and Matheson Analytics shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.0% of NV5 shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 29.0% of Helios and Matheson Analytics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

NV5 has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Helios and Matheson Analytics has a beta of 1.95, indicating that its stock price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NV5 and Helios and Matheson Analytics’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NV5 $333.03 million 2.05 $24.00 million $2.38 26.09
Helios and Matheson Analytics $10.44 million 11.52 -$145.97 million N/A N/A

NV5 has higher revenue and earnings than Helios and Matheson Analytics.

Profitability

This table compares NV5 and Helios and Matheson Analytics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NV5 7.21% 15.89% 9.18%
Helios and Matheson Analytics -1,397.07% -2,850.78% -288.42%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for NV5 and Helios and Matheson Analytics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NV5 0 1 3 0 2.75
Helios and Matheson Analytics 0 0 2 0 3.00

NV5 presently has a consensus price target of $58.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.60%. Helios and Matheson Analytics has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 604.85%. Given Helios and Matheson Analytics’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Helios and Matheson Analytics is more favorable than NV5.

Summary

NV5 beats Helios and Matheson Analytics on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

NV5 Company Profile

NV5 Global, Inc. provides professional and technical engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, real estate, and environmental markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Infrastructure; and Building, Technology & Sciences. The company offers site selection and planning, design, water resources, transportation, structural engineering, land development, surveying, power delivery, building code compliance, and other services; and construction materials testing and engineering, geotechnical engineering and consulting, and forensic consulting services. It also provides governmental outsourcing and consulting, and technical outsourcing services, as well as building program management services. In addition, the company offers mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services; commissioning services; energy performance, management, and optimization services; acoustical design consulting services; and audiovisual?security and surveillance?information technology?data center services, as well as energy services. Further, it provides various services, such as investigating and analyzing environmental conditions, and recommending corrective measures and procedures; occupational health and safety services; hydrogeological modeling and environmental programs; water resource planning, monitoring, and environmental management of wastewater facilities; solid waste landfill investigations; permitting and compliance; storm water pollution; environmental impact statement support; agricultural waste management and permitting; and wetland evaluations. The company was formerly known as NV5 Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to NV5 Global, Inc. in December 2015. NV5 Global, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida.

Helios and Matheson Analytics Company Profile

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. provides a range of information technology (IT) consulting solutions, custom application development, and analytics services to Fortune 1000 companies and other organizations in the United States. Its services include application value management, application development, integration, independent validation, infrastructure, information management, and analytics services. The company supports various computer technology platforms and client IT projects using a range of third-party software applications. In addition, it develops RedZone Map, a GPS-driven real-time crime and navigation map application that provides users with real time crime data and a platform for alerting other users to criminal and other safety related occurrences in a navigation map format, as well as allows users to report a crime and upload videos of live incidents. Its clients operate in various industries, including banking, financial services, automotive, insurance, and healthcare. The company was formerly known as Helios and Matheson Information Technology Inc. and changed its name to Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. in May 2013. Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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