Debt Resolve (OTCMKTS:DRSV) and Red Violet (NASDAQ:RDVT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.3% of Debt Resolve shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.4% of Red Violet shares are owned by institutional investors. 56.1% of Debt Resolve shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.3% of Red Violet shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Debt Resolve has a beta of -2.04, meaning that its share price is 304% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Red Violet has a beta of -0.18, meaning that its share price is 118% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Debt Resolve and Red Violet’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Debt Resolve $4.43 million 0.07 -$1.77 million N/A N/A
Red Violet $16.30 million 9.21 -$6.87 million N/A N/A

Debt Resolve has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Red Violet.


This table compares Debt Resolve and Red Violet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Debt Resolve N/A N/A N/A
Red Violet -38.64% -16.91% -14.83%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Debt Resolve and Red Violet, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Debt Resolve 0 0 0 0 N/A
Red Violet 0 0 0 0 N/A


Debt Resolve beats Red Violet on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Debt Resolve Company Profile

Debt Resolve, Inc. provides software solutions to consumer lenders or those collecting consumer loans using Software-as-a-Service model in the United States. Its solutions facilitate Web-based payments or the resolution of delinquent or defaulted consumer debt. The company also provides services in the student loan document preparation industry. It serves consumer banks, collection agencies, and the buyers of defaulted debt. The company was formerly known as Lombardia Acquisition Corp. and changed its name to Debt Resolve, Inc. in May 2003. Debt Resolve, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Hawthorne, New York.

Red Violet Company Profile

Red Violet, Inc., a software and services company, specializes in big data analysis providing cloud-based mission-critical information solutions to enterprises in various industries in the United States. Its proprietary platform includes CORE, a cloud-based technology platform, which serves various industries within risk management. The company serves various industries, including law enforcement, government, financial services, insurance, and corporate risk for identity verification, risk assessment, fraud detection, and compliance. It markets its products and services through value-added distributors, resellers, and strategic partners; and trade shows and seminars, advertising, public relations, distribution of sales literature, and product specifications and ongoing communication with prospective clients, distributors, resellers, strategic partners, and installed base of current clients, as well as through direct sales. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

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