Critical Contrast: Industrial Services of America (IDSA) versus E-QURE Corp/SH (EQUR)

Industrial Services of America (NASDAQ:IDSA) and E-QURE Corp/SH (OTCMKTS:EQUR) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Industrial Services of America and E-QURE Corp/SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Industrial Services of America 0.08% 0.43% 0.21%
E-QURE Corp/SH N/A N/A -606.25%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

5.1% of Industrial Services of America shares are held by institutional investors. 27.7% of Industrial Services of America shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 79.6% of E-QURE Corp/SH shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Industrial Services of America and E-QURE Corp/SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Industrial Services of America $54.94 million 0.19 -$1.13 million N/A N/A
E-QURE Corp/SH N/A N/A -$850,000.00 N/A N/A

E-QURE Corp/SH has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Industrial Services of America.

Volatility and Risk

Industrial Services of America has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, E-QURE Corp/SH has a beta of 2.25, suggesting that its share price is 125% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Industrial Services of America and E-QURE Corp/SH, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Industrial Services of America 0 0 0 0 N/A
E-QURE Corp/SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Industrial Services of America beats E-QURE Corp/SH on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Industrial Services of America Company Profile

Industrial Services of America, Inc. buys, processes, and markets ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and other recyclable commodities in the United States. The company processes scrap metal through its sorting, cutting, baling, and shredding operations. Its non-ferrous scrap recycling operations consist primarily of collecting, sorting, and processing various grades of copper, aluminum, and stainless steel and brass. The company sells ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal to steel mini-mills, integrated steel makers, foundries, refineries, and processors. It also buys and sells used auto parts. The company was founded in 1953 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

E-QURE Corp/SH Company Profile

E-Qure Corp. focuses on the development and commercialization of bioelectrical signal therapy (BST) devices. Its BST devices implement patented and proprietary electrical stimulation technologies to treat hard-to-cure wounds and ulcers up to complete closure and/or cure. E-Qure Corp. is based in New York, New York.

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