Contrasting Stars Group (NASDAQ:TSG) and Infinite Group (NASDAQ:IMCI)

Stars Group (NASDAQ:TSG) and Infinite Group (OTCMKTS:IMCI) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Stars Group has a beta of 1.61, indicating that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Infinite Group has a beta of 3.7, indicating that its share price is 270% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Stars Group and Infinite Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Stars Group $2.03 billion 3.24 -$102.45 million $2.19 10.44
Infinite Group $6.37 million 0.17 $40,000.00 N/A N/A

Infinite Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Stars Group.

Profitability

This table compares Stars Group and Infinite Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stars Group -2.28% 12.31% 4.70%
Infinite Group 0.82% -1.43% 8.25%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Stars Group and Infinite Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stars Group 1 6 4 0 2.27
Infinite Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Stars Group currently has a consensus price target of $23.17, indicating a potential upside of 1.36%. Given Stars Group’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Stars Group is more favorable than Infinite Group.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.1% of Stars Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 39.4% of Infinite Group 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.

Summary

Stars Group beats Infinite Group on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Stars Group Company Profile

The Stars Group Inc. engages in online gaming and betting businesses primarily in Europe, Australia, and the Americas. It owns and operates gaming and related interactive entertainment businesses, such as online real-money poker, casino and betting, play-money poker, and casino and sports prediction games, which are delivered through mobile, Web, and desktop applications. The company provides its products under various owned or licensed gaming and related consumer businesses and brands, including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, BetEasy, Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo, Sky Poker, and Oddschecker, as well as live poker tour and events brands, such as PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship, European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour, Asia Pacific Poker Tour, PokerStars Festival, and PokerStars MEGASTACK. The company was formerly known as Amaya, Inc. and changed its name to The Stars Group Inc. in August 2017. The Stars Group Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Infinite Group Company Profile

Infinite Group, Inc. provides managed information technology (IT) and virtualization services, and develops and provides cybersecurity tools and solutions to private businesses and government agencies in the United States. It offers Nodeware, an automated network vulnerability management system that assesses vulnerabilities in a computer network using scanning technology. The company also provides cloud computing services, including public and private cloud architecture, hybrid cloud hosting, server virtualization, and desktop virtualization solutions; and level 2 Microsoft and Hewlett Packard server, and software-based managed services through its partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. In addition, it sells third party software licenses, as well as offers virtualization support services. The company was formerly known as Infinite Machines Corp. and changed its name to Infinite Group, Inc. in January 1998. Infinite Group, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Pittsford, New York.

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