Financial Contrast: Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCA) versus Iris Energy (NASDAQ:IREN)

Iris Energy (NASDAQ:IRENGet Free Report) and Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCAGet Free Report) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

41.1% of Iris Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.6% of Security National Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 21.6% of Iris Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of Security National Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Iris Energy and Security National Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iris Energy 0 0 5 0 3.00
Security National Financial 0 0 0 0 N/A

Iris Energy presently has a consensus price target of $12.50, suggesting a potential upside of 68.69%. Given Iris Energy’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Iris Energy is more favorable than Security National Financial.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Iris Energy $75.51 million 14.38 -$171.87 million N/A N/A
Security National Financial $318.50 million 0.56 $14.49 million $0.92 8.48

Security National Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Iris Energy.

Profitability

This table compares Iris Energy and Security National Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

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

Risk & Volatility

Iris Energy has a beta of 3.05, indicating that its share price is 205% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Security National Financial has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Security National Financial beats Iris Energy on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Iris Energy

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Iris Energy Limited owns and operates bitcoin mining data centers. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

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.

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