VerifyMe (NASDAQ:VRME – Get Free Report) and Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY – Get Free Report) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.
This table compares VerifyMe and Jack Henry & Associates’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Jack Henry & Associates||17.65%||23.97%||13.92%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares VerifyMe and Jack Henry & Associates’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|VerifyMe||$19.58 million||0.59||-$14.40 million||($0.31)||-3.77|
|Jack Henry & Associates||$2.08 billion||5.53||$366.65 million||$5.02||31.38|
Risk & Volatility
VerifyMe has a beta of 1.17, suggesting that its share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jack Henry & Associates has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for VerifyMe and Jack Henry & Associates, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Jack Henry & Associates||0||8||4||0||2.33|
VerifyMe currently has a consensus price target of $2.85, suggesting a potential upside of 143.61%. Jack Henry & Associates has a consensus price target of $173.08, suggesting a potential upside of 9.89%. Given VerifyMe’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe VerifyMe is more favorable than Jack Henry & Associates.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
13.1% of VerifyMe shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.5% of Jack Henry & Associates shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.1% of VerifyMe shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Jack Henry & Associates 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.
Jack Henry & Associates beats VerifyMe on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
VerifyMe, Inc., together with its subsidiary, PeriShip Global, LLC, operates as a technology solutions provider that specializes in products to connect brands with consumers and providing brands with end-to-end logistics management for their products. The company operates through two segments, VerifyMe Solutions and PeriShip Global Solutions. The VerifyMe Solutions segment offers technology solutions to connect brands with consumers allowing brand owners to gather business intelligence while engaging directly with their consumers. Its solutions provide brand protection and supply chain functions, such as counterfeit prevention, traceability, consumer engagement solutions, and authentication for labels, packaging, and products, as well as tamper-proof labels. The PeriShip Global Solutions segment offers predictive analytics for optimizing delivery of time and temperature sensitive perishable products. This segment's products include PeriTrack customer dashboard, an integrated web portal tool gives its customers an in-depth look at their shipping activities based on real-time data. It also provides call center, pre-transit, post-delivery, and weather/traffic services. The company has a strategic partnership with INX International Ink Company. The company was formerly known as LaserLock Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to VerifyMe, Inc. in July 2015. VerifyMe, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida.
About Jack Henry & Associates
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., a financial technology company that connects people and financial institutions through technology solutions and payment processing services that reduce the barriers to financial health. It operates through four segments: Core, Payments, Complementary, and Corporate and Other. The company offers information and transaction processing solutions for banks ranging from community to multi-billion-dollar asset institutions; core data processing solutions for various credit unions; and specialized financial performance, imaging and payments processing, information security and risk management, retail delivery, and online and mobile solutions to financial services organizations and corporate entities. It also provides a suite of integrated applications required to process deposit, loan, and general ledger transactions, as well as to maintain centralized customer/member information; and complementary products and services that enable core bank and credit union clients to respond to evolving customer/member demands. In addition, the company's core banking platform offerings include SilverLake system, a robust system primarily designed for commercial-focused banks; CIF 20/20, a parameter-driven, easy-to-use system for banks; and Core Director, a cost-efficient system with point-and-click operation, as well as core credit union platform under the Symitar name. Further, it provides digital products and services and electronic payment solutions; purchases and resells hardware systems, including servers, workstations, scanners, and other devices; implementation, training, and support services; and software licensing and related services, professional services, and data centers. Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Monett, Missouri.
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