Contrasting Sprott (NYSE:SII) and Cosmos Group (OTCMKTS:COSG)

Sprott (NYSE:SIIGet Free Report) and Cosmos Group (OTCMKTS:COSGGet Free Report) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Sprott and Cosmos Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sprott 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cosmos Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Sprott and Cosmos Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sprott 27.34% 14.19% 10.98%
Cosmos Group N/A N/A -82.46%

Risk and Volatility

Sprott has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cosmos Group has a beta of 1.92, indicating that its share price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

28.3% of Sprott shares are held by institutional investors. 18.3% of Sprott shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sprott and Cosmos Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sprott $169.02 million 6.04 $41.80 million $1.65 23.92
Cosmos Group $20.20 million 0.03 -$104.12 million ($0.09) 0.00

Sprott has higher revenue and earnings than Cosmos Group. Cosmos Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sprott, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Sprott beats Cosmos Group on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sprott

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Sprott Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides asset management, portfolio management, wealth management, fund management, and administrative and consulting services to its clients. It offers mutual funds, hedge funds, and offshore funds, along with managed accounts. Further, the firm also provides broker-dealer activities. Sprott Inc. was formed on February 13, 2008 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

About Cosmos Group

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Cosmos Group Holdings Inc. offers financial and money lending services in Hong Kong and internationally. It also operates online platform for the sale and distribution of arts and collectibles. In addition, the company offers unsecured personal loans and mortgage loans to private individuals. Cosmos Group Holdings Inc. is headquartered in Singapore.

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