Contrasting of IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO) and Asta Funding Inc. (NASDAQ:ASFI)

As Business Services businesses, IHS Markit Ltd. (NASDAQ:INFO) and Asta Funding Inc. (NASDAQ:ASFI), are affected by contrast. This especially applies to their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IHS Markit Ltd. 4.01B 5.28 542.30M 1.05 48.19
Asta Funding Inc. 22.02M 1.24 4.14M -0.68 0.00

Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation for IHS Markit Ltd. and Asta Funding Inc.

Profitability

Table 2 has IHS Markit Ltd. and Asta Funding Inc.’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IHS Markit Ltd. 13.52% 7.1% 3.8%
Asta Funding Inc. 18.80% -4.1% -3.3%

Risk and Volatility

IHS Markit Ltd.’s 0.75 beta indicates that its volatility is 25.00% less volatile than that of Standard & Poor’s 500. Competitively, Asta Funding Inc.’s beta is 0.2 which is 80.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Institutional investors held 97.6% of IHS Markit Ltd. shares and 15% of Asta Funding Inc. shares. IHS Markit Ltd.’s share held by insiders are 0.2%. Insiders Competitively, held 59.38% of Asta Funding Inc. shares.

Performance

In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
IHS Markit Ltd. -4.83% -4.33% -7.6% 0.2% 11.48% 12.49%
Asta Funding Inc. -0.25% 9.73% -4.47% 2.78% 22.8% 17.89%

For the past year IHS Markit Ltd. has weaker performance than Asta Funding Inc.

Summary

IHS Markit Ltd. beats Asta Funding Inc. on 8 of the 11 factors.

IHS Markit Ltd. provides critical information, analytics, and solutions for various industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The companyÂ’s information, analytics, and solutions enhance operational efficiency and provide deep insights for customers in business, finance, and government. Its Resources segment offers upstream, midstream, downstream, and power/gas/coal/renewables services. This segment also provides data for manufacturing processes, as well as capital expenditure, cost, price, production, trade, demand, and capacity industry analysis and forecasts. The companyÂ’s Transportation segment offers authoritative analysis and forecasts of sales and production for light vehicles, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, powertrain, components, and technology systems; and performance measurement tools and marketing solutions for car makers, dealers, and agencies. It also provides comprehensive data on ships, as well as monthly import and export statistics on approximately 80 countries; and specifications for military vehicles, naval vessels, and aircraft types. Its Consolidated Markets & Solutions segment offers content and analysis on engineering and technical standards, codes, specifications, handbooks, reference books, journals, and other scientific and technical documents, as well as software-based engineering decision engines; components and devices, performance analytics, and end market intelligence for technology, media, and telecom industries; and economic and risk data, forecast, and analytic tools. The companyÂ’s Financial Services segment provides pricing and reference data, indices, valuation and trading services, trade processing, enterprise software, and managed services to traders, portfolio managers, risk managers, research professionals, and other financial markets participants, as well as operations, compliance, and enterprise data managers. IHS Markit Ltd. was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Asta Funding, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the consumer receivable business in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Consumer Receivables, Personal Injury Claims, Structured Settlements, and GAR Disability Advocacy. The Consumer Receivables segment involved in the purchase, management, and servicing distressed consumer receivables, including charged-off receivables consisting of accounts that have been written-off by the originators and might have been previously serviced by collection agencies; semi-performing receivables, including accounts where the debtor is currently making partial or irregular monthly payments, but the accounts might have been written-off by the originators; and performing receivables comprising accounts where the debtor is making regular monthly payments that might or might not have been delinquent in the past. Its distressed consumer receivables include MasterCard, Visa, and other credit card accounts, which were charged-off by the issuers or providers for non-payment. The Personal Injury Claims segment invests in funding personal injury claims. The Structured Settlements segment purchases periodic structured settlements and annuity policies from individuals in exchange for a lump sum payment. The GAR Disability Advocacy segment obtains and represents individuals in their claims for social security disability and supplemental security income benefits from the social security administration. Asta Funding, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.