Head to Head Contrast: RESAAS Services (RSASF) versus iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS)

iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) and RESAAS Services (OTCMKTS:RSASF) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

iPass has a beta of 0.2, meaning that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RESAAS Services has a beta of 4.78, meaning that its share price is 378% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares iPass and RESAAS Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
iPass $54.40 million 0.45 -$20.55 million ($0.31) -1.10
RESAAS Services $230,000.00 57.25 -$6.10 million N/A N/A

RESAAS Services has lower revenue, but higher earnings than iPass.

Profitability

This table compares iPass and RESAAS Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
iPass -39.29% -659.67% -103.58%
RESAAS Services N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for iPass and RESAAS Services, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
iPass 0 0 3 0 3.00
RESAAS Services 0 0 0 0 N/A

iPass currently has a consensus target price of $1.80, suggesting a potential upside of 429.41%. Given iPass’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe iPass is more favorable than RESAAS Services.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

17.3% of iPass shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.2% of iPass shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

RESAAS Services beats iPass on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About iPass

iPass Inc. provides mobile connectivity that enables Wi-Fi access on various mobile devices in the United States and internationally. It offers mobile connectivity services that provide cloud-based solution allowing customers and their users access to its Wi-Fi network to stay connected to the people and information. The company provides business to business mobile connectivity solutions to large and small enterprises, as well as to strategic partnerships comprising original equipment manufacturers, loyalty programs, software product and service providers, and communication companies; and iPass SmartConnect that takes the guesswork out of Wi-Fi automatically connecting customers to the hotspot for their needs. It operates hotspots at airports, hotels, train stations, convention centers, outdoor venues, inflight, and others. The company sells its services directly through its global sales force, as well as through reseller and strategic partners. iPass Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.

About RESAAS Services

RESAAS Services Inc. develops cloud-based social business platform for the real estate services industry in Canada. It offers professional social networking platform and a suite of tools, which integrate with the platform, including an enterprise social network, a global referral network, lead generation engine, listing management, client engagement modules, customer relationship management tools, analytics, file sharing, and advertising engine. The company's platform comprises various components, including RESAAS Professional Social Network, which allows real estate industry professionals to set up public-facing profiles, connect with other registered professionals, add them to their network and post referrals, and post reblasts; RESAAS Profile Pages to upload and market their listings; and Dashboard for professional users to access features and manage their account. It also provides RESAAS Referral Engine to post referrals directly to other professional users or publicly to the entire global network; RESAAS Agent Search to search for licensed real estate agents; and RESAAS Mobile Application that enables users and clients to access the platform remotely. In addition, the company offers RESAAS Learn that allows professional users to seek advice from their peers by submitting questions to the entire global network; RESAAS API, which permits authorized third parties and selected partners to connect to RESAAS; AdSAAS, an advertising engine that allows to serve ads to specific groups of users; and RESAAS Marketplace, a collection of real estate products and services to professional users through its platform at discounted price. Further, it provides RESAAS Premium, Global Elite, BrokerOS, and Enterprise, which offer a suite of proprietary business-generating tools. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. RESAAS Services Inc. is a subsidiary of The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited.

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