Root (NASDAQ:ROOT) versus Till Capital (OTCMKTS:TILCF) Financial Analysis

Root (NASDAQ:ROOTGet Rating) and Till Capital (OTCMKTS:TILCFGet Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Root and Till Capital’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Root $345.40 million 0.29 -$521.10 million ($24.32) -0.29
Till Capital $6.76 million 2.27 $4.80 million N/A N/A

Till Capital has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Root.

Volatility & Risk

Root has a beta of 0.55, indicating that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Till Capital has a beta of -0.41, indicating that its share price is 141% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Root and Till Capital’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Root -102.25% -78.93% -23.68%
Till Capital N/A 32.46% 11.10%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Root and Till Capital, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Root 1 5 1 0 2.00
Till Capital 0 0 0 0 N/A

Root presently has a consensus price target of $17.58, indicating a potential upside of 149.40%. Given Root’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Root is more favorable than Till Capital.

Summary

Till Capital beats Root on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Root

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Root, Inc. provides insurance products and services in the United States. The company offers automobile, homeowners, and renters insurance products. The company operates a direct-to-consumer model and serves customers primarily through mobile applications, as well as through its website. Its direct distribution channels also cover digital, media, and referral channels, as well as distribution partners and agencies. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

About Till Capital

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Till Capital Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the mineral exploration activities. The company explores for silver, gold, copper, vanadium, and other deposits. It owns various mineral royalties and exploration property option agreements. The company also holds an interest in the Copper King property; and option interest in the Carlin Vanadium property located in Nevada, the United States. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

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