Seven Stars Cloud Group (NASDAQ: SSC) and Marin Software (NYSE:MRIN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Seven Stars Cloud Group and Marin Software’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Seven Stars Cloud Group||$4.54 million||25.37||-$25.83 million||($0.61)||-3.03|
|Marin Software||$74.99 million||0.55||-$31.49 million||($5.63)||-1.28|
This table compares Seven Stars Cloud Group and Marin Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Seven Stars Cloud Group||-22.98%||-86.92%||-37.44%|
Volatility & Risk
Seven Stars Cloud Group has a beta of 2.12, indicating that its stock price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Marin Software has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
1.8% of Seven Stars Cloud Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.2% of Marin Software shares are owned by institutional investors. 50.4% of Seven Stars Cloud Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.7% of Marin Software shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Seven Stars Cloud Group and Marin Software, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Seven Stars Cloud Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Seven Stars Cloud Group beats Marin Software on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Seven Stars Cloud Group
Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc., formerly Wecast Network, Inc., is engaged in providing cloud-based, business to business (B2B) solutions for business landscape. The Company focuses on BASE technology and infrastructure including Blockchain, artificial intelligence, supply chain and exchanges to the virtual platform as a service (v pass). Its business units include smart intellectual property cloud, smart sales cloud products and transactional cloud. The Company is engaged in creating closed trade ecosystem for buyers and sellers. The Company creates a vertical, transactional platform for global enterprise.
About Marin Software
Marin Software Incorporated provides a cross-channel, cross-device, enterprise marketing software platform for search, display and social advertising channels. The Company’s enterprise marketing software platform is offered as an integrated software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for advertisers and agencies. The Company’s platform enables digital marketers to manage performance of their online advertising campaigns. Its software solution is designed to help its customers measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns through its reporting and analytics capabilities; manage and execute campaigns through its user interface and underlying technology that streamlines and automates functions, such as advertisement creation and bidding, across multiple publishers and channels, and optimize campaigns across multiple publishers and channels based on market and business data using its predictive bid management technology.
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