Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY) and TSYS (TSS) Critical Analysis

TSYS (NYSE: TSS) and Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ:HMNY) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

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TSYS has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Helios and Matheson Analytics has a beta of 1.48, indicating that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

TSYS pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Helios and Matheson Analytics does not pay a dividend. TSYS pays out 16.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for TSYS and Helios and Matheson Analytics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TSYS 1 11 16 0 2.54
Helios and Matheson Analytics 0 0 2 0 3.00

TSYS presently has a consensus price target of $81.64, indicating a potential downside of 5.36%. Helios and Matheson Analytics has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 465.37%. Given Helios and Matheson Analytics’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Helios and Matheson Analytics is more favorable than TSYS.

Profitability

This table compares TSYS and Helios and Matheson Analytics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TSYS 11.90% 26.50% 9.48%
Helios and Matheson Analytics -1,272.83% -2,850.78% -411.49%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

76.5% of TSYS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.3% of Helios and Matheson Analytics shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of TSYS shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 29.0% of Helios and Matheson Analytics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TSYS and Helios and Matheson Analytics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TSYS $4.93 billion 3.18 $586.18 million $3.16 27.30
Helios and Matheson Analytics $6.76 million 18.13 -$7.38 million ($4.59) -0.62

TSYS has higher revenue and earnings than Helios and Matheson Analytics. Helios and Matheson Analytics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TSYS, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

TSYS beats Helios and Matheson Analytics on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

TSYS Company Profile

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Merchant Solutions, Issuer Solutions, and Netspend. It offers general purpose reloadable prepaid and payroll cards, demand deposit accounts, and other financial service solutions to the underbanked and other consumers and businesses. The company also provides third party processing and related services for credit card issuers, merchant acquirers, independent sales organizations, and financial institutions; and issuer processing services, as well as operates as a prepaid program manager. Total System Services, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

Helios and Matheson Analytics Company Profile

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. provides a range of information technology (IT) consulting solutions, custom application development, and analytics services to Fortune 1000 companies and other organizations in the United States. Its services include application value management, application development, integration, independent validation, infrastructure, information management, and analytics services. The company supports various computer technology platforms and client IT projects using a range of third-party software applications. In addition, it develops RedZone Map, a GPS-driven real-time crime and navigation map application that provides users with real time crime data and a platform for alerting other users to criminal and other safety related occurrences in a navigation map format, as well as allows users to report a crime and upload videos of live incidents. Its clients operate in various industries, including banking, financial services, automotive, insurance, and healthcare. The company was formerly known as Helios and Matheson Information Technology Inc. and changed its name to Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. in May 2013. Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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