Critical Contrast: International Monetary Systems (OTCMKTS:ITNM) and Etsy (OTCMKTS:ETSY)

International Monetary Systems (OTCMKTS:ITNM) and Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares International Monetary Systems and Etsy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
International Monetary Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Etsy $603.69 million 10.79 $77.49 million $0.61 88.67

Etsy has higher revenue and earnings than International Monetary Systems.

Profitability

This table compares International Monetary Systems and Etsy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
International Monetary Systems N/A N/A N/A
Etsy 15.83% 26.77% 11.64%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for International Monetary Systems and Etsy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
International Monetary Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Etsy 0 5 11 0 2.69

Etsy has a consensus price target of $72.93, suggesting a potential upside of 34.83%. Given Etsy’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Etsy is more favorable than International Monetary Systems.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.9% of Etsy shares are held by institutional investors. 71.3% of International Monetary Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.0% of Etsy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

International Monetary Systems has a beta of -0.36, meaning that its stock price is 136% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Etsy has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Etsy beats International Monetary Systems on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

International Monetary Systems Company Profile

International Monetary Systems, Ltd. through its subsidiaries, owns, manages, and operates trade exchanges and other related businesses in the United States and Canada. Trade exchanges or barter networks are financial service firms, which permit companies and individuals to exchange goods and services utilizing an electronic currency, ‘trade dollars'. It serves approximately 15,000 barter customers. International Monetary Systems, Ltd. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

Etsy Company Profile

Etsy, Inc. operates Etsy.com, a commerce platform to make, sell, and buy goods online and offline primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany. It provides various seller services and tools that are designed to help entrepreneurs for starting, managing, and scaling their businesses. The company offers approximately 50 million items across approximately 50 retail categories to buyers. It also provides various seller services, including Etsy payments, a payment processing service; promoted listings, an on-site advertising service that allows sellers to pay for prominent placement of their listings in search results; shipping labels, which allows sellers in the United States and Canada to purchase discounted shipping labels; and pattern, a service that allows sellers to build custom Websites, as well as offers seller tools and education resources to manage the administrative side of their businesses. Etsy, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

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