Reviewing INTL Fcstone (INTL) & OTC Markets Group (OTCM)

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INTL Fcstone (OTCMKTS: OTCM) and OTC Markets Group (OTCMKTS:OTCM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability and dividends.

Dividends

OTC Markets Group pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. INTL Fcstone does not pay a dividend. OTC Markets Group pays out 33.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for INTL Fcstone and OTC Markets Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
INTL Fcstone 0 0 0 0 N/A
OTC Markets Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

INTL Fcstone has a beta of 1.78, meaning that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, OTC Markets Group has a beta of 0.09, meaning that its share price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares INTL Fcstone and OTC Markets Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
INTL Fcstone 0.05% 7.95% 0.53%
OTC Markets Group 26.16% 134.80% 61.02%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares INTL Fcstone and OTC Markets Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
INTL Fcstone $29.42 billion 0.04 $6.40 million N/A N/A
OTC Markets Group $52.18 million 6.36 $12.56 million $1.82 15.80

OTC Markets Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than INTL Fcstone.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.2% of INTL Fcstone shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of OTC Markets Group shares are held by institutional investors. 20.5% of INTL Fcstone shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

INTL Fcstone Company Profile

INTL FCStone Inc. operates as a financial services company worldwide. The company's Commercial Hedging segment offers risk management consulting services related to agricultural and energy commodities, and base metal products listed on the London Metals Exchange. Its Global Payments segment provides payment solutions to banks and commercial businesses; and charities and non-governmental organizations, and government organizations. The company's Securities segment offers value-added solutions that facilitate cross-border trading in foreign securities, including unlisted American Depositary Receipts, Global Depository Receipts, and foreign ordinary shares. This segment also operates as an institutional dealer in fixed income securities to serve asset managers, commercial bank trust and investment departments, broker-dealers, and insurance companies. In addition, it originates, structures, and places debt instruments; trades in various international debt instruments; and offers asset management services. The company's Physical Commodities segment provides a range of trading and hedging services comprising OTC products for selecting producers, consumers, and investors. This segment also offers financing services to commercial commodity-related companies against physical inventories. The company's Clearing and Execution Services segment offers prime brokerage foreign exchange services for the financial institutions and professional traders; provides a range of OTC products, including 24-hour a day execution of spot, forwards, and options, as well as non-deliverable forwards; and operates a proprietary foreign exchange desk that arbitrages the exchange-traded foreign exchange markets with the cash markets. The company was formerly known as International Assets Holding Corporation and changed its name to INTL FCStone Inc. in March 2011. INTL FCStone Inc. was founded in 1924 and is based in New York, New York.

OTC Markets Group Company Profile

OTC Markets Group Inc. engages in the financial market business in the United States. It offers OTC Link Alternative Trading System, which connects a network of brokers-dealers providing liquidity and execution services for various securities. The company also provides investors, traders, institutions, and regulators with a suite of enterprise and user level market data licenses through direct or extranet connectivity, third party market data redistributors, or order management systems. In addition, it offers OTC Disclosure & News Service for posting financial reports, disclosure documents, and news releases; Real-Time Level 2 Quote Display, a service that companies sponsor to provide their investors with access to real-time level 2 quotes available on otcmarkets.com; and Blue Sky Monitoring Service for analysis, review, and guidance about a company's compliance with the United States securities laws. The company was formerly known as Pink OTC Markets Inc. and changed its name to OTC Markets Group Inc. in January 2011. OTC Markets Group Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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