Livexlive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) and Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Livexlive Media and Bloomin’ Brands’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Livexlive Media||$33.70 million||3.34||-$37.76 million||($0.72)||-2.69|
|Bloomin’ Brands||$4.13 billion||0.50||$107.10 million||$1.50||15.87|
Volatility & Risk
Livexlive Media has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bloomin’ Brands has a beta of 0.34, indicating that its share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
26.5% of Livexlive Media shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.2% of Bloomin’ Brands shares are held by institutional investors. 36.7% of Livexlive Media shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of Bloomin’ Brands shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Livexlive Media and Bloomin’ Brands, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Livexlive Media presently has a consensus target price of $5.06, suggesting a potential upside of 160.95%. Bloomin’ Brands has a consensus target price of $21.22, suggesting a potential downside of 10.83%. Given Livexlive Media’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Livexlive Media is more favorable than Bloomin’ Brands.
Bloomin’ Brands pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Livexlive Media does not pay a dividend. Bloomin’ Brands pays out 26.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Livexlive Media and Bloomin’ Brands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Bloomin’ Brands beats Livexlive Media on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Livexlive Media
LiveXLive Media, Inc. engages in the acquisition, distribution, and monetization of live music, Internet radio, and music-related streaming and video content. The company operates LiveXLive, a live music streaming platform, as well as Slacker Radio, a streaming music service; and produces original music-related content. It also produces, edits, curates, and streams live music events through broadband transmission over the Internet and or satellite networks to its users; provides digital Internet radio and music services to users online and through original equipment manufacturers on a white label basis; and offers ancillary products and services, such as regulatory and post-implementation support services. The company was formerly known as Loton, Corp. and changed its name to LiveXLive Media, Inc. in August 2017. LiveXLive Media, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in West Hollywood, California.
About Bloomin’ Brands
Bloomin' Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, U.S. and International. Its restaurant portfolio has four concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba's Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned and operated 1,075 restaurants and franchised 165 restaurants. Bloomin' Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
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