Analyzing eXp World (EXPI) and PFSweb (PFSW)

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eXp World (NASDAQ: PFSW) and PFSweb (NASDAQ:PFSW) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of eXp World shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.3% of PFSweb shares are owned by institutional investors. 49.6% of eXp World shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 5.1% of PFSweb shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares eXp World and PFSweb’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
eXp World $156.10 million 5.71 -$22.13 million N/A N/A
PFSweb $326.83 million 0.49 -$3.96 million $0.20 41.45

PFSweb has higher revenue and earnings than eXp World.

Risk and Volatility

eXp World has a beta of 4.9, indicating that its stock price is 390% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PFSweb has a beta of 0.48, indicating that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for eXp World and PFSweb, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
eXp World 0 0 4 0 3.00
PFSweb 0 1 5 0 2.83

eXp World currently has a consensus target price of $15.87, indicating a potential upside of 2.32%. PFSweb has a consensus target price of $10.60, indicating a potential upside of 27.86%. Given PFSweb’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PFSweb is more favorable than eXp World.

Profitability

This table compares eXp World and PFSweb’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
eXp World -13.66% -583.85% -171.86%
PFSweb 0.65% 14.43% 3.50%

Summary

PFSweb beats eXp World on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

eXp World Company Profile

eXp World Holdings, Inc. provides cloud-based real estate brokerage services for residential real estate market in the United states and Canada. The company facilitates buyers to search real-time property listings and sellers to list their properties through its Website; and provides buyers and sellers access to a network of professional, consumer-centric agents, and brokers. It also offers access to collaborative tools and training services for real estate brokers and agents. In addition, the company provides marketing, training, and other support services to its brokers and agents through a proprietary technology enabled services, and technology and support services contracted to third parties. The company was formerly known as eXp Realty International Corporation and changed its name to eXp World Holdings, Inc. in May 2016. eXp World Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Bellingham, Washington.

PFSweb Company Profile

PFSweb, Inc. provides omni-channel commerce solutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, and India. It operates through two segments, PFSweb, and Business and Retail Connect. The company offers strategic commerce consulting services, including commerce strategy, omni-channel consulting, digital opportunity audit, organizational/operational readiness, and platform evaluation/selection services; and strategy, design, and digital marketing services, such as digital strategy, design, user experience, interactive development, SEO and paid search, affiliate marketing, conversion optimization, storefront management, email marketing, and digital analytics. It also provides technology services comprising commerce platform development, managed, quality assurance, and training services; order fulfillment services, including distribution facilities and infrastructure, facility operations and management, and kitting and assembly services; and order management services, such as technology collaboration and information management services. In addition, the company offers customer care services comprising customer service application, customer assistance, quality monitoring, and customer self-help; and financial services consisting of business-to-business and direct-to-consumer financial management services. The company serves clients in various industries, such as fashion apparel and accessories, fragrance and beauty products, consumer packaged goods, home furnishings and housewares, coins and collectibles, and technology products. PFSweb, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Allen, Texas.

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