Critical Comparison: Core Scientific (NASDAQ:CORZ) versus Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCA)

Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCAGet Free Report) and Core Scientific (NASDAQ:CORZGet Free Report) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Security National Financial and Core Scientific, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Security National Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A
Core Scientific 0 0 3 0 3.00

Core Scientific has a consensus target price of $7.83, suggesting a potential downside of 12.08%. Given Core Scientific’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Core Scientific is more favorable than Security National Financial.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Security National Financial and Core Scientific’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Security National Financial $318.50 million 0.54 $14.49 million $0.92 8.04
Core Scientific $502.40 million 3.15 N/A N/A N/A

Security National Financial has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Core Scientific.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

45.6% of Security National Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.6% of Security National Financial 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 Security National Financial and Core Scientific’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Security National Financial 6.47% 6.74% 1.46%
Core Scientific N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Security National Financial beats Core Scientific on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Security National Financial

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Security National Financial Corporation engages in the life insurance, cemetery and mortuary, and mortgage businesses. The company's Life Insurance segment is involved in selling and servicing lines of life insurance, annuity products, and accident and health insurance. It offers various life insurance products, including funeral plans and interest-sensitive life insurance, as well as other traditional life, accident, and health insurance products; annuity products comprising single and flexible premium deferred annuities, and immediate annuities; and diver's accident insurance policies. This segment also cedes and assumes various risks with various authorized unaffiliated reinsurers pursuant to reinsurance treaties. Its Cemetery and Mortuary segment operates eight mortuaries and five cemeteries in Utah; one cemetery in California; and four mortuaries and one cemetery in New Mexico. This segment also offers plots, interment vaults, mausoleum crypts, markers, caskets, urns, and other death care related products; and provides professional services of funeral directors, opening and closing of graves, use of chapels and viewing rooms, and use of automobiles and clothing. The company's Mortgages segment originates and underwrites residential and commercial loans for new construction, existing homes, and real estate projects primarily in Florida, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. It offers residential mortgage lending services to real estate brokers and builders, as well as directly with consumers. Security National Financial Corporation was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About Core Scientific

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Core Scientific, Inc. provides digital asset mining services in North America. It operates through two segments, Mining and Hosting. The company offers blockchain infrastructure, software solutions, and services; and operates data center mining facilities. It also mines digital assets for its own account; and provides hosting services for other large bitcoin miners, which include deployment, monitoring, trouble shooting, optimization, and maintenance of its customers' digital asset mining equipment. In addition, the company provides electrical power, repair, and other infrastructure services to operate, maintain, and earn digital assets; and sells mining equipment to customers. Core Scientific, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Dover, Delaware.

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