IAA (NYSE:IAA) and Consolidated Water (NYSE:INSU) Financial Comparison

Consolidated Water (NASDAQ:INSU) and IAA (NYSE:IAA) are both unclassified companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Consolidated Water and IAA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Consolidated Water N/A -6.01% -0.20%
IAA 12.01% -148.99% 8.46%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Consolidated Water and IAA, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Consolidated Water 0 0 1 0 3.00
IAA 0 0 6 0 3.00

Consolidated Water currently has a consensus target price of $29.00, indicating a potential upside of 125.51%. IAA has a consensus target price of $47.90, indicating a potential downside of 7.62%. Given Consolidated Water’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Consolidated Water is more favorable than IAA.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

57.6% of Consolidated Water shares are held by institutional investors. 26.7% of Consolidated Water shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of IAA shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Consolidated Water and IAA’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Consolidated Water N/A N/A $1.33 million N/A N/A
IAA $1.44 billion 4.84 $193.20 million $1.61 32.20

IAA has higher revenue and earnings than Consolidated Water.

Volatility and Risk

Consolidated Water has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IAA has a beta of 2.1, indicating that its stock price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

IAA beats Consolidated Water on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Consolidated Water Company Profile

Insurance Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or other similar business transaction with one or more operating businesses or assets in the insurance sector. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

IAA Company Profile

IAA, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides auction solutions for total loss, damaged, and low-value vehicles in North America. It also provides auction services in the United Kingdom. The company, through its marketplaces, associate with insurance total loss vehicles, including vehicles from catastrophic events, as well as with noninsurance customers, such as dealerships, rental car companies, fleet lease companies, charitable organizations, and general public. As of February 10, 2020, it operated approximately 200 facilities. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.

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