Spindle (OTCMKTS:SPDL) versus Emerald Expositions Events (OTCMKTS:EEX) Head to Head Comparison

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Spindle (OTCMKTS:SPDL) and Emerald Expositions Events (NYSE:EEX) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Spindle and Emerald Expositions Events, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spindle 0 0 0 0 N/A
Emerald Expositions Events 0 2 0 0 2.00

Emerald Expositions Events has a consensus price target of $11.90, indicating a potential upside of 17.59%. Given Emerald Expositions Events’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Emerald Expositions Events is more favorable than Spindle.

Risk & Volatility

Spindle has a beta of 1.31, suggesting that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Emerald Expositions Events has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

33.4% of Emerald Expositions Events shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.6% of Spindle shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.2% of Emerald Expositions Events shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Spindle and Emerald Expositions Events’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spindle N/A N/A N/A
Emerald Expositions Events -19.25% 10.02% 4.62%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Spindle and Emerald Expositions Events’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Spindle $80,000.00 0.14 -$3.13 million N/A N/A
Emerald Expositions Events $380.70 million 1.90 -$25.10 million $1.33 7.61

Spindle has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Emerald Expositions Events.

Summary

Emerald Expositions Events beats Spindle on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Spindle

Spindle, Inc. provides merchant and consumer-facing commerce solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in the United States. It offers payment processing services to merchants using its Catalyst Gateway; and acts as an agent, independent contractor, or referral partner to broker merchants that it secures to other merchant processors for ongoing fees based on processing volume. The company is based in Mesa, Arizona.

About Emerald Expositions Events

Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. operates business-to-business (B2B) trade shows in the United States. The company operates trade shows in various industry sectors, including gift, home, and general merchandise; sports; design and construction; technology; jewelry; and others, such as photography, food, healthcare, industrials, and military. It also operates events across various formats comprising B2B conferences, hosted buyer events, B2C events, summits, awards, and luxury private sales; and provides print publications and digital media products. The company operates 55 trade shows and various other face-to-face events. Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California.

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