Livexlive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) vs. One Group Hospitality (NASDAQ:STKS) Head to Head Analysis

One Group Hospitality (NASDAQ:STKS) and Livexlive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.4% of One Group Hospitality shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.6% of Livexlive Media shares are held by institutional investors. 31.4% of One Group Hospitality shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 36.7% of Livexlive Media shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares One Group Hospitality and Livexlive Media’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
One Group Hospitality $85.60 million 0.87 $3.27 million $0.12 21.58
Livexlive Media $33.70 million 3.13 -$37.76 million ($0.72) -2.54

One Group Hospitality has higher revenue and earnings than Livexlive Media. Livexlive Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than One Group Hospitality, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares One Group Hospitality and Livexlive Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
One Group Hospitality 3.68% 34.06% 5.30%
Livexlive Media -105.60% -297.90% -63.35%

Risk and Volatility

One Group Hospitality has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Livexlive Media has a beta of 1.48, indicating that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for One Group Hospitality and Livexlive Media, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
One Group Hospitality 0 1 2 0 2.67
Livexlive Media 0 1 3 0 2.75

One Group Hospitality currently has a consensus target price of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 73.75%. Livexlive Media has a consensus target price of $6.13, suggesting a potential upside of 234.70%. Given Livexlive Media’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Livexlive Media is more favorable than One Group Hospitality.

One Group Hospitality Company Profile

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc., a hospitality company, develops, owns, and operates restaurants and lounges worldwide. It operates in three segments: Owned Restaurants; Owned Food, Beverage and Other; and Managed and Licensed Operations. The company also provides turn-key food and beverage services for hospitality venues, including hotels, casinos, and other locations. Its hospitality food and beverage solutions include developing, managing, and operating restaurants, bars, rooftops, pools, banqueting, catering, private dining rooms, room service, and mini bars. The company operates restaurants primarily under the STK brand. As of December 31, 2018, it owned, operated, or managed or licensed 27 venues in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Livexlive Media Company Profile

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.

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