CIELO S A/S (OTCMKTS:CIOXY) and Heritage Global (OTCMKTS:HGBL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.0% of CIELO S A/S shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.4% of Heritage Global shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares CIELO S A/S and Heritage Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|CIELO S A/S||10.67%||8.61%||1.31%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for CIELO S A/S and Heritage Global, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CIELO S A/S||1||1||0||0||1.50|
Risk and Volatility
CIELO S A/S has a beta of 1.24, meaning that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Heritage Global has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares CIELO S A/S and Heritage Global’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CIELO S A/S||$2.76 billion||0.80||$401.34 million||N/A||N/A|
|Heritage Global||$26.17 million||2.23||$3.90 million||N/A||N/A|
CIELO S A/S has higher revenue and earnings than Heritage Global.
Heritage Global beats CIELO S A/S on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
CIELO S A/S Company Profile
Cielo S.A., through its subsidiaries, provides payment services in Brazil. The company is involved in the provision of services related to credit and debit cards, and other payment methods, including signing up of merchants and service providers; rental, installation, and maintenance of point of sale terminals; and data capture and processing of electronic and manual transactions. It also offers services related in the processing means of payments that involve cards, maintenance services, and contacts with merchants for acceptance of credit and debit cards; data transmission services to load fixed or mobile phone credits; software development and licensing of computer programs; electronic transactions processing; IT services for collection and management of accounts payable and receivable; and data processing services and support services to medical companies. The company was formerly known as Companhia Brasileira de Meios de Pagamento and changed its name to Cielo S.A. in December 2009. Cielo S.A. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Barueri, Brazil.
Heritage Global Company Profile
Heritage Global Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the asset liquidation business. Its asset liquidation business consists primarily of the auction, appraisal, and asset advisory services; mergers and acquisitions advisory services and the accounts receivable brokerage services; and the purchase and sale, including at auction, of industrial machinery and equipment, real estate, inventories, accounts receivable, and distressed debt. The company also provides value-added capital and financial asset solutions, such as auction and appraisal services, traditional asset disposition sales, and financial solutions for distressed businesses and properties. The company was formerly known as Counsel RB Capital Inc. and changed its name to Heritage Global Inc. in August 2013. Heritage Global Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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