FlexShopper (FPAY) versus Aly Energy Services (ALYE) Critical Analysis

FlexShopper (NASDAQ:FPAY) and Aly Energy Services (OTCMKTS:ALYE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.4% of FlexShopper shares are held by institutional investors. 15.1% of FlexShopper shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares FlexShopper and Aly Energy Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FlexShopper -14.34% N/A -35.47%
Aly Energy Services -5.74% -5.00% -2.71%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for FlexShopper and Aly Energy Services, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FlexShopper 0 0 0 0 N/A
Aly Energy Services 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

FlexShopper has a beta of -0.02, meaning that its share price is 102% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aly Energy Services has a beta of 2.31, meaning that its share price is 131% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares FlexShopper and Aly Energy Services’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FlexShopper $67.05 million 0.19 -$8.33 million N/A N/A
Aly Energy Services $14.63 million 0.39 -$420,000.00 N/A N/A

Aly Energy Services has lower revenue, but higher earnings than FlexShopper.

Summary

Aly Energy Services beats FlexShopper on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About FlexShopper

FlexShopper, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, FlexShopper, LLC, provides various types of durable goods to consumers on a lease-to-own basis (LTO) to consumers of third party retailers and e-tailers. It offers products through FlexShopper.com, an LTO e-commerce marketplace; e-commerce sites and in-store terminals by utilizing FlexShopper's LTO payment method; and facilitation of LTO transactions with retailers. The company was formerly known as Anchor Funding Services, Inc. and changed its name to FlexShopper, Inc. in October 2013. FlexShopper, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

About Aly Energy Services

Aly Energy Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides oilfield services to oil and gas exploration and production companies primarily in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The company offers solids control systems and surface rental equipment primarily designed for and used in land-based horizontal drilling. Its equipment includes centrifuges and auxiliary solids control equipment; mud circulating tanks of 400 and 500 barrel capacity; and auxiliary surface rental equipment, including portable mud mixing plants and containment systems. The company also provides personnel at the customer's well site to operate the equipment, as well as to rig-up/rig-down and haul the equipment to and from the customer's location. Aly Energy Services, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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