Analyzing Verra Mobility (NASDAQ:VRRM) and UPD (NASDAQ:UPDC)

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Verra Mobility (NASDAQ:VRRM) and UPD (OTCMKTS:UPDC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Verra Mobility and UPD’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Verra Mobility N/A 11.77% 2.43%
UPD N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Verra Mobility and UPD, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Verra Mobility 0 2 3 0 2.60
UPD 0 0 0 0 N/A

Verra Mobility presently has a consensus target price of $14.92, indicating a potential upside of 7.93%. Given Verra Mobility’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Verra Mobility is more favorable than UPD.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

54.4% of Verra Mobility shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Verra Mobility shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.9% of UPD shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Verra Mobility has a beta of 0.4, suggesting that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UPD has a beta of -0.7, suggesting that its share price is 170% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Verra Mobility and UPD’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Verra Mobility $370.15 million 5.92 -$58.40 million ($0.67) -20.63
UPD N/A N/A -$100,000.00 N/A N/A

UPD has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Verra Mobility.

Summary

Verra Mobility beats UPD on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Verra Mobility

Verra Mobility Corporation provides smart mobility technology solutions and services in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It operates through two segments, Government Solutions and Commercial Services. The Government Solutions segment offers automated safety solutions, including services and technologies that enable photo enforcement through road safety camera programs related to red light, speed, school bus, and city bus lanes. This segment serves municipalities, counties, school districts, and law enforcement agencies. The Commercial Services segment provides automated toll and violations management, and title and registration solutions to rental car companies, fleet management companies, and other large fleet owners. The company is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona.

About UPD

As of December 31, 2017, UPD Holding Corp. was acquired by Record STREET Brewing Company, in a reverse merger transaction. UPD Holding Corp. focuses on providing blend meal replacements, dietary specialty foods, and nutraceuticals. It intends to offer Catalyst, which provides essential vitamins and plant compounds that are necessary to aid in metabolic functions; Mini-Meal that offers the essential whey protein isolate intake; Multi-Pro, which provides essential broad-spectrum vitamins and minerals; and BittX that is used to reform the body's disposition toward bitter foods. The company was formerly known as Esio Water & Beverage Development Corp. and changed its name to UPD Holding Corp. in December 2015. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Reno, Nevada. As of December 31, 2017, UPD Holding Corp. operates as a subsidiary of Record STREET Brewing Company.

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