Analysis of QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST) and medical cannabis payment solutions (OTCMKTS:REFG)


Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions (OTCMKTS:REFG – Get Rating) and QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST – Get Rating) are both small cap business services companies, but which is the better company? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings, and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions and QuinStreet, as provided by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions 0 0 0 0 N / A
Quin Street 0 1 2 0 2.67

QuinStreet has a consensus target price of $13.50, suggesting a potential upside of 8.00%. Given QuinStreet’s possible higher upside, analysts clearly believe that QuinStreet is more favorable than Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions.

Volatility and risk

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions has a beta of 1.47, indicating that its stock price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, QuinStreet has a beta of 1.02, indicating its stock price is 2 % more volatile than the S&P 500.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions and QuinStreet’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions $140,000.00 11.73 -$1.61 million N / A N / A
Quin Street $582.10 million 1.18 -5.25 million dollars ($0.09) -138.87

Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions has higher revenue, but lower revenue than QuinStreet.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions and QuinStreet.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions N / A N / A -2,213.75%
Quin Street -0.90% -1.77% -1.22%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.0% of QuinStreet shares are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of QuinStreet stock is held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, hedge funds, and large fund managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


QuinStreet beats Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions on 6 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions

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Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions, Inc. develops and markets a payment system for medical cannabis transactions. Its solution helps with state sales tracking, tax collection, and consumer sales oversight. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

About Quin Street

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QuinStreet, Inc., an online performance marketing company, provides customer acquisition services for its clients in the United States and abroad. The Company provides online marketing services to its customers in the form of qualified clicks, leads, calls, applications or customers through its websites or third-party publishers. It provides its services in various verticals, such as financial services and home services. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.

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