Reviewing Marin Software (NASDAQ:MRIN) and MSP Recovery (NASDAQ:MSPR)

Marin Software (NASDAQ:MRINGet Rating) and MSP Recovery (NASDAQ:MSPRGet Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Marin Software and MSP Recovery’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Marin Software $24.42 million 0.94 -$12.94 million ($1.02) -1.41
MSP Recovery N/A N/A $3.21 million N/A N/A

MSP Recovery has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Marin Software.

Volatility and Risk

Marin Software has a beta of 0.32, meaning that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MSP Recovery has a beta of -1.19, meaning that its stock price is 219% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Marin Software and MSP Recovery, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Marin Software 0 0 0 0 N/A
MSP Recovery 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

14.0% of Marin Software shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.7% of Marin Software shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 19.4% of MSP Recovery shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Marin Software and MSP Recovery’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Marin Software -71.25% -39.68% -31.65%
MSP Recovery N/A 3.93% 2.94%

Summary

MSP Recovery beats Marin Software on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Marin Software

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Marin Software Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides enterprise marketing software for advertisers and agencies in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It offers MarinOne, a search, social, and eCommerce advertising platform; Marin Search to manage advertising campaigns for advertisers and agencies; and Marin Social that enables advertisers to manage their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter advertising, as well as managed services. The company markets and sells its solutions to advertisers directly, and through advertising agencies that use its platform on behalf of their customers. Marin Software Incorporated was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About MSP Recovery

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MSP Recovery, Inc. provides healthcare claims recovery and data analytics services in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company uses its data and analytics to identify and recover improper payments made by Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial health insurers. It also offers Chase to pay service, which assist its healthcare provider clients to identify in the first instance the proper primary insurer at the point of care and avoid making a wrongful payment. The company also offers LifeWallet platform to organize and facilitate access to users' medical records. MSP Recovery, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in Coral Gables, Florida.

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