Hut 8 Mining (NASDAQ:HUT – Get Free Report) and loanDepot (NYSE:LDI – Get Free Report) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
11.8% of Hut 8 Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.0% of loanDepot shares are owned by institutional investors. 83.9% of loanDepot shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Hut 8 Mining and loanDepot’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hut 8 Mining||$77.02 million||5.70||-$186.77 million||($0.55)||-3.60|
|loanDepot||$1.26 billion||0.44||-$273.02 million||($0.93)||-1.84|
This table compares Hut 8 Mining and loanDepot’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hut 8 Mining||-184.31%||-24.07%||-20.59%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Hut 8 Mining and loanDepot, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hut 8 Mining||0||1||1||0||2.50|
Hut 8 Mining currently has a consensus target price of $3.13, indicating a potential upside of 57.83%. loanDepot has a consensus target price of $1.83, indicating a potential upside of 7.21%. Given Hut 8 Mining’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hut 8 Mining is more favorable than loanDepot.
Volatility and Risk
Hut 8 Mining has a beta of 4.45, indicating that its stock price is 345% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, loanDepot has a beta of 2.53, indicating that its stock price is 153% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Hut 8 Mining beats loanDepot on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Hut 8 Mining
Hut 8 Mining Corp. operates as a cryptocurrency mining company in North America. It provides computing power to the mining pools in exchange for digital assets. The company serve commercial customers across various industries, including financial, healthcare, government, and those in the growing digital asset, Blockchain, gaming, virtual effects, and Web 3.0 space. Hut 8 Mining Corp. was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
loanDepot, Inc. engages in originating, financing, selling, and servicing residential mortgage loans in the United States. It offers conventional agency-conforming and prime jumbo, federal assistance residential mortgage, and home equity loans. The company also provides settlement services, which include captive title and escrow business; real estate services that cover captive real estate referral business; and insurance services, including services to homeowners, as well as other consumer insurance policies. loanDepot, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California.
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