RESAAS Services (OTCMKTS:RSASF) and ZIX (NASDAQ:ZIXI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares RESAAS Services and ZIX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RESAAS Services -1,425.78% -454.87% -341.37%
ZIX 8.75% 20.21% 6.25%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for RESAAS Services and ZIX, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RESAAS Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
ZIX 0 0 3 0 3.00

ZIX has a consensus price target of $11.67, indicating a potential upside of 22.04%. Given ZIX’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ZIX is more favorable than RESAAS Services.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

72.3% of ZIX shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.2% of ZIX shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

RESAAS Services has a beta of -2.32, meaning that its share price is 332% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ZIX has a beta of 0.94, meaning that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares RESAAS Services and ZIX’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RESAAS Services $350,000.00 31.27 -$5.86 million N/A N/A
ZIX $70.48 million 7.53 $15.44 million $0.32 29.88

ZIX has higher revenue and earnings than RESAAS Services.

Summary

ZIX beats RESAAS Services on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About RESAAS Services

RESAAS Services Inc. develops cloud-based social business platform for the real estate services industry. The company offers a suite of tools, which integrate with the platform, including an enterprise social network, a global referral network, lead generation engine, listing management, client engagement modules, customer relationship management tools, analytics, file sharing, and advertising engine. It provides its tools and functionality primarily to owners of real estate brokerage firms and brokers, licensed real estate agents, and realtors. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. RESAAS Services Inc. is a subsidiary of The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited.

About ZIX

Zix Corporation provides email encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), threat protection, archiving, and bring-your-own-device mobile security solutions for the healthcare, financial services, insurance, and government sectors primarily in the United States. The company offers ZixEncrypt that bundles email encryption and DLP capabilities to enable the secure exchange of email; ZixProtect, a cloud-based service that defends organizations from zero-day malware, ransomware, phishing, CEO fraud, W-2 phishing attacks, spam, and viruses in email; and ZixArchive, a cloud-based email retention solution that enables user retrieval, compliance, and e-discovery. It also provides ZixOne, a mobile email app, which offers mobile access to corporate email and does not allow data to be persistently stored on employee's device. Zix Corporation sells its services through a direct sales force; and a network of resellers and other distribution partners. The company was formerly known as ZixIt Corporation and changed its name to Zix Corporation in 2002. Zix Corporation was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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