Verra Mobility (NASDAQ:VRRM) and TMSR (NASDAQ:TMSR) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

36.1% of Verra Mobility shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of TMSR shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Verra Mobility shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 47.0% of TMSR shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Verra Mobility and TMSR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Verra Mobility N/A -6.67% -1.17%
TMSR -0.86% -0.65% -0.38%

Risk and Volatility

Verra Mobility has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TMSR has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Verra Mobility and TMSR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Verra Mobility 0 0 2 0 3.00
TMSR 0 0 0 0 N/A

Verra Mobility currently has a consensus price target of $14.04, indicating a potential downside of 4.75%. Given Verra Mobility’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Verra Mobility is more favorable than TMSR.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Verra Mobility and TMSR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Verra Mobility $370.15 million 6.21 -$58.40 million ($0.67) -22.00
TMSR $23.19 million 1.55 $1.45 million N/A N/A

TMSR has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Verra Mobility.

Summary

Verra Mobility beats TMSR on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Verra Mobility

Verra Mobility Corporation provides smart mobility technology solutions and services in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It operates through two segments, Government Solutions and Commercial Services. The Government Solutions segment offers automated safety solutions, including services and technologies that enable photo enforcement through road safety camera programs related to red light, speed, school bus, and city bus lanes. This segment serves municipalities, counties, school districts, and law enforcement agencies. The Commercial Services segment provides automated toll and violations management, and title and registration solutions to rental car companies, fleet management companies, and other large fleet owners. The company is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona.

About TMSR

TMSR Holding Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the research, development, production, and sale of solid waste recycling systems for the mining and industrial sectors in the People's Republic of China. It is also involved in the iron ore trading, wine import and resale, and Agarwood wine trading businesses; and provision of ship exchange consulting services. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Wuhan, China.

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