Comparing International Monetary Systems (OTCMKTS:ITNMD) & Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT)

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

83.0% of Lyft shares are owned by institutional investors. 71.3% of International Monetary Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of Lyft shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares International Monetary Systems and Lyft’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
Lyft -65.35% -79.27% -27.26%

Volatility and Risk

International Monetary Systems has a beta of 0.08, suggesting that its share price is 92% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lyft has a beta of 2.28, suggesting that its share price is 128% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for International Monetary Systems and Lyft, 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
Lyft 0 6 24 0 2.80

Lyft has a consensus target price of $70.00, suggesting a potential upside of 28.56%. Given Lyft’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Lyft is more favorable than International Monetary Systems.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares International Monetary Systems and Lyft’s gross 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
Lyft $2.36 billion 7.72 -$1.75 billion ($4.54) -11.99

International Monetary Systems has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Lyft.

Summary

Lyft beats International Monetary Systems on 5 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, Â’trade dollars'. It serves approximately 15,000 barter customers. International Monetary Systems, Ltd. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

Lyft Company Profile

Lyft, Inc. engages in the provision and management of online social rideshare community platform. It provides access to a network of shared bikes and scooters for shorter rides and first-mile and last-mile legs of multimodal trips, information about nearby public transit routes, and Lyft Rentals to offer riders a view of transportation options when planning any trip. The company was founded by Marcus Cohn, John Zimmer, Rajat Suri, Matt van Horn, and Logan Green in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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