Contrasting PFSweb (PFSW) & eXp World (EXPI)

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PFSweb (OTCMKTS: EXPI) and eXp World (OTCMKTS:EXPI) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.


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

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

Volatility & Risk

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.3% of PFSweb shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of eXp World shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.1% of PFSweb shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 49.6% of eXp World shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for PFSweb and eXp World, as provided by

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

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

Valuation & Earnings

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

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

PFSweb has higher revenue and earnings than eXp World.


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

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.

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.

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