Critical Comparison: Insignia Systems (ISIG) and ANGI Homeservices (ANGI)

Insignia Systems (NASDAQ:ISIG) and ANGI Homeservices (NASDAQ:ANGI) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

17.4% of Insignia Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.2% of ANGI Homeservices shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Insignia Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.3% of ANGI Homeservices shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Insignia Systems and ANGI Homeservices’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Insignia Systems $26.43 million 0.77 -$630,000.00 N/A N/A
ANGI Homeservices $736.39 million 1.78 -$103.11 million ($0.22) -79.68

Insignia Systems has higher earnings, but lower revenue than ANGI Homeservices.

Volatility & Risk

Insignia Systems has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ANGI Homeservices has a beta of 2.2, indicating that its share price is 120% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Insignia Systems and ANGI Homeservices’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Insignia Systems 4.90% 10.68% 7.28%
ANGI Homeservices -1.63% -0.53% -0.37%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Insignia Systems and ANGI Homeservices, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Insignia Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
ANGI Homeservices 0 3 10 0 2.77

ANGI Homeservices has a consensus price target of $22.20, indicating a potential upside of 26.64%. Given ANGI Homeservices’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ANGI Homeservices is more favorable than Insignia Systems.

Summary

ANGI Homeservices beats Insignia Systems on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Insignia Systems Company Profile

Insignia Systems, Inc. develops and markets in-store advertising products, programs, and services to retailers and consumer packaged goods manufacturers in the United States and internationally. The company's primary product is the Point-Of-Purchase Services in-store marketing program that allows manufacturers to deliver product information to consumers at the point-of-purchase, and to leverage the local retailer brand and store-specific prices. Its products also include POPSign program, a point-of-purchase advertising and promotion program that delivers information from manufacturers, such as product uses and features, nutritional information, advertising taglines, product images, or usage photos; and freshADS, an advertising vehicle. In addition, the company offers brand-equity signage programs; provides adhesive and non-adhesive supplies in various colors, sizes, and weights; and sells laser printable cardstock and label supplies. Insignia Systems, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

ANGI Homeservices Company Profile

ANGI Homeservices Inc. owns and operates the HomeAdvisor digital marketplace service to connect consumers with service professionals for home repair, maintenance, and improvement projects. The company operates through two segments, North America and Europe. Its marketplace provides consumers with tools and resources to help them find local, pre-screened, and customer-rated service professionals, as well as book appointments with those professionals online or connect with them by telephone; and offers several home services-related resources. The company offers its services under the HomeAdvisor, Angie's List, HomeStars, Travaux.com, MyHammer, MyBuilder, Werkspot, and Instapro brand names. As of December 31, 2017, it generated approximately 18.1 million marketplace service requests from consumers. ANGI Homeservices Inc. was formerly known as Halo TopCo, Inc. and changed its name to ANGI Homeservices Inc. in May 2017. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Golden, Colorado. ANGI Homeservices Inc. is a subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp.

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