Analyzing Research Solutions (NASDAQ:RSSS) and Paysafe (NYSE:PSFE)

Research Solutions (NASDAQ:RSSSGet Free Report) and Paysafe (NYSE:PSFEGet Free Report) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Research Solutions has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Paysafe has a beta of 1.84, suggesting that its stock price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Research Solutions and Paysafe’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Research Solutions -0.67% -4.35% -1.36%
Paysafe -2.49% 14.97% 2.24%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Research Solutions and Paysafe, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Research Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A
Paysafe 1 2 1 0 2.00

Paysafe has a consensus price target of $25.54, indicating a potential upside of 100.31%. Given Paysafe’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Paysafe is more favorable than Research Solutions.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

35.0% of Research Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.8% of Paysafe shares are held by institutional investors. 22.9% of Research Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Research Solutions and Paysafe’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Research Solutions $36.31 million 1.93 -$1.63 million ($0.01) -238.00
Paysafe $1.54 billion 0.50 -$1.86 billion ($0.65) -19.62

Research Solutions has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Paysafe. Research Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Paysafe, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Paysafe beats Research Solutions on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Research Solutions

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Research Solutions, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cloud-based software-as-a-service research platform. The company is also involved in the transactional sale of published scientific, technical, and medical (STM) content managed, sourced, and delivered through the Transactions platform. Its solutions enable life science and other research intensive organizations to accelerate their research and development activities with access and management STM articles used throughout the intellectual property development lifecycle. The company was formerly known as Derycz Scientific, Inc. and changed its name to Research Solutions, Inc. in March 2013. Research Solutions, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Henderson, Nevada.

About Paysafe

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Paysafe Limited provides a payments platform with for merchants and consumers in the entertainment sectors. It enables businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, and online cash solutions. The company operates through two segments, Merchant Solutions and Digital Wallets. The Merchant Solutions segment offers PCI-compliant payment acceptance and transaction processing solutions for merchants and integrated service providers, including merchant acquiring, transaction processing, gateway solutions, fraud and risk management tools, data and analytics, point of sale systems, and merchant financing solutions, as well as comprehensive support services. This segment provides its solutions under the Paysafe and Petroleum Card Services brands. The Digital Wallets segment offers digital wallet solutions under the Skrill, NETELLER, paysafecard, and Paysafecash brands; and pay-by-bank solutions under the Rapid Transfer brand. It also provides eCash solutions under the paysafecard and Paysafecash brands; paysafecard prepaid Mastercard that can be linked to a digital paysafecard account and used to make purchases; Safetypay, a platform that enables eCommerce transactions; and PagoEfectivo, an alternative payment platform. The company is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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