QuinStreet Inc. (QNST) and Net Element Inc. (NASDAQ:NETE) Contrasting side by side

Since QuinStreet Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST) and Net Element Inc. (NASDAQ:NETE) are part of the Internet Software & Services industry, they are influenced by contrast. The influences particularly affect the profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership of both companies.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QuinStreet Inc. 446.41M 1.51 70.66M 0.38 40.36
Net Element Inc. 65.15M 0.38 7.51M -2.48 0.00

In table 1 we can see QuinStreet Inc. and Net Element Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 demonstrates the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of QuinStreet Inc. and Net Element Inc.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QuinStreet Inc. 15.83% 14.1% 9.5%
Net Element Inc. -11.53% -65.4% -26.5%

Risk and Volatility

QuinStreet Inc. has a beta of 0.73 and its 27.00% less volatile than S&P 500. Net Element Inc. has a 0.38 beta and it is 62.00% less volatile than S&P 500.


2.1 and 2.1 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of QuinStreet Inc. Its rival Net Element Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 0.9 and 0.9 respectively. QuinStreet Inc. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Net Element Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

In next table is shown QuinStreet Inc. and Net Element Inc.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
QuinStreet Inc. 0 0 1 3.00
Net Element Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors held 88.9% of QuinStreet Inc. shares and 15.3% of Net Element Inc. shares. Insiders held 2.3% of QuinStreet Inc. shares. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 11.9% of Net Element Inc.’s shares.


Here are 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)
QuinStreet Inc. -3.97% -11.33% 6.53% 13.14% 69.58% 84.96%
Net Element Inc. 7.71% 17.25% 34.27% -1.92% 101.05% -31%

For the past year QuinStreet Inc. has 84.96% stronger performance while Net Element Inc. has -31% weaker performance.


QuinStreet Inc. beats Net Element Inc. on 12 of the 12 factors.

QuinStreet, Inc., an Internet performance marketing and media company, provides customer acquisition services for its clients in the United States and internationally. It offers online marketing services to its clients in the form of qualified leads, inquiries, clicks, calls, applications, customers, display advertisements, or impressions through its Websites or third-party publishers. The company provides its services in various verticals, such as financial services, education, business-to-business technology, and home services. QuinStreet, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.

Net Element, Inc. operates as a financial technology and value-added solutions company worldwide. It operates in three segments: North America Transaction Solutions, Mobile Solutions, and Online Solutions. The North America Transaction Solutions segment provides technology and services that businesses require to accept cashless transaction for retail card-present, e-commerce, or card-not-present mail order/telephone order transactions; and Aptito, a cloud-based point of sale (POS) platform, which includes hospitality, mobile POS, and small to medium sized business retail POS applications, as well as offers mobile payment and merchant back office reporting services, and merchant performance analytical tools. The Mobile Solutions segment provides an integrated mobile billing and mobile commerce solution for digital merchants, such as social networks, game developers, online magazines, mobile applications, and digital media operators to monetize their content in a mobile environment. It also offers various mobile payment solutions for Web services and mobile applications. This segment enables mobile users to pay for purchases through mobile devices, interactive devices, or Web without a credit card or a bank account. The Online Solutions segment operates PayOnline, a software-as-a-service suite of solutions for electronic and mobile commerce gateway and payment processing platform that facilitate payment acceptance and processing through point-to-point encryption and tokenization solutions. It operates in North America, the Russian Federation, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The company was formerly known as Net Element International, Inc. and changed its name to Net Element, Inc. in December 2013. Net Element, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in North Miami Beach, Florida.