Contrasting Iris Energy (NASDAQ:IREN) & Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCA)

Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCA – Get Free Report) and Iris Energy (NASDAQ:IREN – Get Free Report) are both small-cap finance companies, but which are the better stocks? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

Institutional and insider ownership

45.6% of Security National Financial’s shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 41.1% of Iris Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 12.6% of Security National Financial’s shares are owned by company insiders. In comparison, 21.6% of Iris Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that major money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Security National Financial and Iris Energy, as reported by

Sales reviews Hold reviews Buy reviews Strong Buy Ratings Review score
National Financial Security 0 0 0 0 N/A
Iris energy 0 0 5 0 3:00 am

Iris Energy has a consensus price target of $12.50, suggesting a potential upside of 59.64%. Given Iris Energy’s higher likely upside, analysts clearly believe Iris Energy is more favorable than Security National Financial.

Valuation and profit

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Security National Financial and Iris Energy.

Gross income Price/sales ratio Net income Profit per share Price/earnings ratio
National Financial Security $318.50 million 0.57 $14.49 million $0.92 8.52
Iris energy $75.51 million 15.20 -$171.87 million N/A N/A

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


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

Net margins Return on equity Return on assets
National Financial Security 6.47% 6.74% 1.46%
Iris energy N/A N/A N/A

Risk and volatility

Security National Financial has a beta of 0.95, which means its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Iris Energy has a beta of 3.05, which means its stock price is 205% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

About National Financial Security

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Security National Financial Corporation is engaged in life insurance, cemetery and mortuary, and mortgage business. The company’s Life Insurance segment is engaged in the sale and servicing of life insurance, annuity products, and accident and health insurance. It offers various life insurance products, including funeral insurance and interest-sensitive life insurance, as well as other traditional life, accident and health insurance; annuity products consisting of deferred annuities with single and flexible premiums and immediate annuities; and diving accident insurance. This segment also cedes various risks to various licensed, unaffiliated reinsurers, under reinsurance treaties. The Cemetery and Mortuary segment operates eight mortuaries and five cemeteries in Utah; one cemetery in California; and four morgues and one cemetery in New Mexico. This segment also offers plots, burial vaults, mausoleum crypts, markers, caskets, urns and other death-related products; and provides professional services of funeral directors, opening and closing of graves, use of chapels and viewing rooms, and use of cars and clothing. The company’s Mortgage 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 loans to real estate agents and builders, as well as directly to consumers. Security National Financial Corporation was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About Iris energy

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

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