Insignia Systems (ISIG) versus Meet Group (MEET) Head-To-Head Survey

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

Volatility & Risk

Insignia Systems has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Meet Group has a beta of 1.51, suggesting that its stock price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Insignia Systems and Meet Group’s 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%
Meet Group -42.63% 10.15% 7.03%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Insignia Systems and Meet Group’s gross 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 0.50 -$630,000.00 N/A N/A
Meet Group $123.75 million 3.51 -$64.59 million $0.31 18.94

Insignia Systems has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Meet Group.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Insignia Systems and Meet Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Insignia Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Meet Group 0 0 2 0 3.00

Meet Group has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 19.25%. Given Meet Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Meet Group is more favorable than Insignia Systems.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

17.0% of Insignia Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of Meet Group shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Insignia Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of Meet Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Meet Group beats Insignia Systems on 8 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.

Meet Group Company Profile

The Meet Group, Inc. operates various mobile social entertainment applications. Its applications are designed to meet the universal need for human connection. The company leverages a powerful live-streaming video platform, empowering global community to forge meaningful connections. The company's primary applications include, MeetMe, LOVOO, Skout, and Tagged, which keeps mobile daily active users, entertained and engaged, and originate numbers of casual chats, friendships, dates, and marriages. Its applications available on iPhone, iPad, and Android in various languages that facilitate interactions among users and encourage users to connect, communicate, and engage with each other. The company also owns and operates meetme.com, skout.com, tagged.com, hi5.com, and lovoo.com Websites; and provides online marketing capabilities, which enable marketers to display their advertisements in various formats and in various locations. The company was formerly known as MeetMe, Inc. and changed its name to The Meet Group, Inc. in April 2017. The Meet Group, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

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