Lianluo Smart (NASDAQ:MOXC) versus Pivotal Acquisition (NASDAQ:PVT) Financial Contrast

Lianluo Smart (NASDAQ:MOXC) and Pivotal Acquisition (NYSE:PVT) 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 earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Lianluo Smart shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Pivotal Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.1% of Lianluo Smart shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Lianluo Smart and Pivotal Acquisition’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lianluo Smart N/A -20.55% 29.54%
Pivotal Acquisition N/A -32.42% -4.56%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Lianluo Smart and Pivotal Acquisition, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lianluo Smart 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pivotal Acquisition 0 0 1 0 3.00

Pivotal Acquisition has a consensus target price of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 41.41%. Given Pivotal Acquisition’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Pivotal Acquisition is more favorable than Lianluo Smart.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Lianluo Smart and Pivotal Acquisition’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lianluo Smart $370,000.00 38.94 -$530,000.00 N/A N/A
Pivotal Acquisition $312.05 million 0.91 -$54.01 million ($1.27) -7.80

Lianluo Smart has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Pivotal Acquisition.

Summary

Lianluo Smart beats Pivotal Acquisition on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Lianluo Smart

Moxian, Inc. operates a social network platform that integrates social media and business into a single platform in China. The company's products and services focuses on creating interaction between users and merchant clients by allowing merchant clients to study consumer behavior. It provides Moxian+ Business App for merchant clients, which allows merchants to manage their presence within the platform, as well as plan a campaign, offer discounts, manage payments, and receive analytics. The company also offers Moxian+ User App that provides access to a social media platform with a package of services, such as MO-Talk; News Center with daily updates; and Game Center and MO-Shake, which allows users to win vouchers, discounts, etc. It serves small and medium sized enterprises. Moxian, Inc. has a strategic partnership with Fujian Sihe Media Co. Ltd. The company was formerly known as Moxian China, Inc. and changed its name to Moxian, Inc. in July 2015. Moxian, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Beijing, China.

About Pivotal Acquisition

Pivotal Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It focuses on effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization, or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in New York, New York. Pivotal Acquisition Corp. operates as a subsidiary of LDiscovery, LLC.

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