Iris Energy (NASDAQ:IREN – Get Free Report) and SHF (NASDAQ:SHFS – Get Free Report) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Iris Energy and SHF’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Iris Energy||$75.51 million||2.52||-$171.87 million||N/A||N/A|
|SHF||-$28.22 million||-1.01||-$35.13 million||($2.35)||-0.26|
SHF has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Iris Energy.
Risk and Volatility
This table compares Iris Energy and SHF’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
21.5% of Iris Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.6% of SHF shares are held by institutional investors. 21.5% of Iris Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 60.5% of SHF shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Iris Energy and SHF, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Iris Energy presently has a consensus target price of $11.25, suggesting a potential upside of 294.74%. SHF has a consensus target price of $1.50, suggesting a potential upside of 143.51%. Given Iris Energy’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Iris Energy is more favorable than SHF.
Iris Energy beats SHF on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Iris Energy
Iris Energy Limited owns and operates bitcoin mining data centers. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
SHF Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides access to banking, lending, and other financial services to financial institutions serving the cannabis industry. The company, through its proprietary platform, offers access to business checking and savings accounts, cash management accounts, savings and investment options, commercial lending, courier services, remote deposit services, automated clearing house payments and origination, and wire payments. Its services allow cannabis related businesses to obtain services from financial institutions that allow them to run their business with enhanced financial insight into their business and access to resources. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Golden, Colorado.
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