Iota Communications (OTCMKTS:IOTC) and Rimini Street (NASDAQ:RMNI) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Iota Communications and Rimini Street, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
51.2% of Rimini Street shares are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Iota Communications shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 61.1% of Rimini Street shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
Iota Communications has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rimini Street has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Iota Communications and Rimini Street’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Iota Communications and Rimini Street’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Iota Communications||$2.31 million||38.01||-$56.78 million||N/A||N/A|
|Rimini Street||$281.05 million||2.52||$17.53 million||$0.25||36.80|
Rimini Street has higher revenue and earnings than Iota Communications.
Rimini Street beats Iota Communications on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Iota Communications Company Profile
Iota Communications, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a wireless network carrier and software-as-a-service company. The company operates through four segments: Iota Networks, Iota Commercial Solutions, Iota Communications, and Iota Holdings. It provides Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that optimize energy efficiency, sustainability and operations for businesses and commercial facilities. The company also provides network hosting services; and BrightAI, an analytic platform that gathers data from end point devices such as sensors and thermostats using wireless connectivity and produces analysis reports to reflect useful information on energy consumption, as well as solar energy system installation services and LED lighting retrofit. In addition, it provides turn-key services to its commercial customers; and energy management, asset tracking, and predicative maintenance. The company was formerly known as Solbright Group, Inc. and changed its name to Iota Communications, Inc. in November 2018. Iota Communications, Inc. is based in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Rimini Street Company Profile
Rimini Street, Inc. provides enterprise software products, services, and support for various industries. The company offers software support services for Oracle and SAP enterprise software products. It sells its solutions primarily through direct sales organizations in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Asia-Pacific. Rimini Street, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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