Critical Review: Leafbuyer Technologies (LBUY) versus GATX (GATX)

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Leafbuyer Technologies (OTCMKTS:LBUY) and GATX (NYSE:GATX) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Dividends

GATX pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Leafbuyer Technologies does not pay a dividend. GATX pays out 37.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Leafbuyer Technologies and GATX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Leafbuyer Technologies N/A N/A N/A
GATX 37.15% 10.65% 2.60%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Leafbuyer Technologies and GATX’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Leafbuyer Technologies $1.12 million 26.99 -$2.97 million N/A N/A
GATX $1.38 billion 2.12 $502.00 million $4.70 16.44

GATX has higher revenue and earnings than Leafbuyer Technologies.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Leafbuyer Technologies and GATX, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Leafbuyer Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
GATX 0 4 2 0 2.33

GATX has a consensus price target of $77.80, suggesting a potential upside of 0.69%. Given GATX’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe GATX is more favorable than Leafbuyer Technologies.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Leafbuyer Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of GATX shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

GATX beats Leafbuyer Technologies on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Leafbuyer Technologies

Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary, LB Media Group, LLC, operates an online platform for cannabis deals and specials that connects consumers with dispensaries. The company is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

About GATX

GATX Corporation leases, operates, manages, and remarkets assets in the rail and marine markets in North America and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Rail North America, Rail International, American Steamship Company (ASC), and Portfolio Management. The Rail North America segment primarily leases railcars and locomotives. This segment also offers services, including interior cleaning of railcars, routine maintenance and repairs to car body and safety appliances, regulatory compliance work, wheelset replacements, exterior blast and painting, and car stenciling. The Rail International segment leases railcars, as well as offers repair, regulatory compliance, and modernization work for railcars. The ASC segment operates a fleet of vessels that provide waterborne transportation of dry bulk commodities, such as iron ore, coal, limestone aggregates, and metallurgical limestone for the steel making, automobile manufacturing, electricity generation, and non-residential construction markets. The Portfolio Management segment is involved in leasing, marine, and asset remarketing operations, as well as manages portfolios of assets for third parties. As of December 31, 2017, it operated a fleet of 147,005 railcars; 665 locomotives; and 12 vessels. GATX Corporation was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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