Head to Head Contrast: eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) versus International Money Express (NASDAQ:IMXI)

eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) and International Money Express (NASDAQ:IMXI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Volatility and Risk

eBay has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Money Express has a beta of 0.47, indicating that its share price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares eBay and International Money Express’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
eBay $10.27 billion 4.43 $5.67 billion $2.93 22.78
International Money Express $357.21 million 1.65 $33.78 million $1.02 14.77

eBay has higher revenue and earnings than International Money Express. International Money Express is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than eBay, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares eBay and International Money Express’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
eBay 25.49% 71.14% 12.24%
International Money Express 9.90% 48.38% 16.37%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.8% of eBay shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of International Money Express shares are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of eBay shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of International Money Express shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for eBay and International Money Express, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
eBay 0 16 10 0 2.38
International Money Express 0 2 4 0 2.67

eBay currently has a consensus price target of $67.50, suggesting a potential upside of 1.12%. International Money Express has a consensus price target of $19.20, suggesting a potential upside of 27.41%. Given International Money Express’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe International Money Express is more favorable than eBay.

Summary

eBay beats International Money Express on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About eBay

eBay Inc. operates marketplace platforms that connect buyers and sellers worldwide. The company's Marketplace platform includes its online marketplace at ebay.com and the eBay suite of mobile apps. Its platforms enable users to list, buy, sell, and pay for items through various online, mobile, and offline channels that include retailers, distributors, liquidators, import and export companies, auctioneers, catalog and mail-order companies, classifieds, directories, search engines, commerce participants, shopping channels, and networks. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

About International Money Express

International Money Express, Inc., through its subsidiary, operates as a money remittance services company in the United States, Latin America, Mexico, Africa, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The company offers remittance services, which include a suite of ancillary financial processing solutions and payment services; and online payment options, pre-paid debit cards, and direct deposit payroll cards. It provides services through sending and paying agents and company-operated stores, as well as through online and Internet-enabled mobile devices. The company was formerly known as FinTech Acquisition Corp. II. International Money Express, Inc. is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

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