Financial comparison between Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) and Mawson Infrastructure Group (NASDAQ:MIGI)


Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK – Get Rating) and Mawson Infrastructure Group (NASDAQ:MIGI – Get Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Verisk Analytics has a beta of 0.86, indicating its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Mawson Infrastructure Group has a beta of 2.19, indicating its stock price is 119 % more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Verisk Analytics and Mawson Infrastructure Group.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Verisk Analytics 32.92% 32.10% 11.29%
Mawson Infrastructure Group -102.51% -62.86% -54.05%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommendations for Verisk Analytics and Mawson Infrastructure Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Verisk Analytics 1 3 6 0 2.50
Mawson Infrastructure Group 0 0 2 0 3.00

Verisk Analytics currently has a consensus price target of $220.89, indicating a potential upside of 19.13%. Mawson Infrastructure Group has a consensus price target of $14.50, indicating upside potential of 299.45%. Given Mawson Infrastructure Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside, analysts clearly think Mawson Infrastructure Group is more favorable than Verisk Analytics.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Verisk Analytics and Mawson Infrastructure Group.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Verisk Analytics $3.00 billion 9.76 $666.20 million $6.18 30.00
Mawson Infrastructure Group $43.86 million 5.92 -$44.96 million $0.16 22.69

Verisk Analytics has higher revenue and profit than Mawson Infrastructure Group. Mawson Infrastructure Group trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Verisk Analytics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.3% of Verisk Analytics shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 3.2% of Mawson Infrastructure Group’s shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Verisk Analytics shares are held by company insiders. By comparison, 22.4% of Mawson Infrastructure Group’s shares are held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, hedge funds, and large fund managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Verisk Analytics beats Mawson Infrastructure Group on 10 out of 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Verisk Analytics (Get a rating)

Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions in the United States and internationally. The Company provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to clients in the areas of rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, global risk analytics, natural resource intelligence, economic forecasting, commercial banking and finance, and various other fields. It operates in three segments: Insurance, Energy and Specialized Markets, and Financial Services. The Insurance segment focuses on loss forecasting, risk selection and pricing, and compliance with their reporting requirements for P&C clients, as well as the development of machine-learned and artificially intelligent models to forecast scenarios and produce standard and custom analytics that help clients manage their business, including detecting pre- and post-disaster fraud and quantifying losses. The Energy and Specialty Markets segment provides data analytics for the natural resources value chain, including the energy, chemicals, metals, mining, power and renewable energy sectors; research and advisory services focused on assisting clients with capital allocation decisions, asset valuation and benchmarking, commodity markets and business analysis; and advisory services in the areas of business environment, business improvement, business strategies, business advice and transaction support, as well as analysis and advice on assets, companies, governments and markets. The Financial Services segment offers benchmarking, decision algorithms, business intelligence and custom analytical services to financial institutions, payment networks and processors, alternative lenders, regulators and merchants. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in Jersey City, New Jersey.

About Mawson Infrastructure Group (Get a rating)

Mawson Infrastructure Group Inc., a digital infrastructure provider, operates in cryptocurrency mining in the United States and Australia. It owns and operates modular data centers. The company is based in North Sydney, Australia.



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