Brink’s (BCO) vs. CryoPort (CYRX) Financial Analysis

Brink’s (NYSE: BCO) and CryoPort (NASDAQ:CYRX) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.9% of Brink’s shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.5% of CryoPort shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of Brink’s shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of CryoPort shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Brink’s pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. CryoPort does not pay a dividend. Brink’s pays out 19.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Brink’s and CryoPort’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brink’s $3.35 billion 1.09 $16.70 million $3.03 23.55
CryoPort $11.95 million 22.33 -$7.89 million ($0.34) -28.53

Brink’s has higher revenue and earnings than CryoPort. CryoPort is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Brink’s, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Brink’s and CryoPort, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brink’s 0 0 5 0 3.00
CryoPort 0 0 4 0 3.00

Brink’s presently has a consensus target price of $98.00, indicating a potential upside of 37.35%. CryoPort has a consensus target price of $11.63, indicating a potential upside of 19.85%. Given Brink’s’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Brink’s is more favorable than CryoPort.

Profitability

This table compares Brink’s and CryoPort’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brink’s 0.12% 39.12% 5.71%
CryoPort -66.29% -48.12% -42.77%

Volatility and Risk

Brink’s has a beta of 1.77, meaning that its share price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CryoPort has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Brink’s beats CryoPort on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Brink’s

The Brink's Company provides secure transportation, cash management, and other security-related services worldwide. The company offers cash-in-transit services, including armored vehicle transportation of valuables; automated teller machine (ATM) services, such as cash replenishment, replenishment forecasting, cash optimization, ATM remote monitoring, service call dispatching, transaction processing, installation, and first and second line maintenance; and network infrastructure services. It also provides transportation services for valued commodities, including diamonds, jewelry, precious metals, securities, currency, high-tech devices, electronics, and pharmaceuticals; and cash management services, such as money processing, deploying and servicing intelligent safes and safe control devices, and check imaging, as well as cashier balancing, counterfeit detection, account consolidation, and electronic reporting services. In addition, the company offers payment services, including bill payment processing, mobile phone top-up, and prepaid cards; and commercial security system services, such as security system design and installation services that include alarms, motion detectors, closed-circuit televisions, and digital video recorders, as well as access control systems comprising card and biometric readers, electronic locks, and turnstiles. Further, it provides security and guarding services to protect airports, offices, warehouses, stores, and public venues. The company serves banks and financial institutions, retailers, government agencies, mints, jewelers, and other commercial operations. The company was formerly known as The Pittston Company and changed its name to The Brink's Company in May 2003. The Brink's Company was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

About CryoPort

Cryoport, Inc. provides cryogenic logistics solutions to the life sciences industry in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers Cryoportal, a cloud-based logistics management platform that supports the management of shipments, which includes order entry, document preparation, customs documentation, courier management, real-time shipment tracking, issue resolution, and regulatory compliance requirements; and CryoPort Express Shippers, a dry vapor cryogenic shipper that use liquid nitrogen contained inside a vacuum insulated vessel, which serves as a refrigerant to provide stable storage temperatures. It also provides Cryoport Express Standard Shippers, which are re-usable dry vapor liquid nitrogen storage containers for holding the biological material in the inner chamber; Cryoport Express High Volume Shippers, which use a dry vapor liquid nitrogen technology to maintain temperatures; and Cryoport Express CXVC1 Shipper can be used either as a dry vapor shipper or a liquid shipper. In addition, the company offers Cryoport Express CryoMax Shippers, a palletized dry shipper for lab moves and other high-volume transfers; Cryoport Express C3 Shippers designed to maintain a controlled temperature; Cryoport Express SmartPak II Condition Monitoring System to track the key aspects of each shipment; and Cryoport Express Analytics to track the time-based metrics for order processing time and on-time deliveries, as well as profiling shipping lanes to determine average transit times and predicting shipping exceptions based on historical metric. Further, it provides biological material holders that provide leak proof microbial barrier. Cryoport, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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