WISeKey International (NASDAQ: WKEY – Get a rating) and Cars.com (NYSE: CARS – Get a rating) are both small-cap industrials companies, but which stock is superior? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.
Valuation and benefits
This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of WISeKey International and Cars.com.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|WISeKey International||$22.26 million||1.15||-$20.34 million||N / A||N / A|
|Cars.com||$623.68 million||1.03||$7.72 million||$0.08||116.26|
Cars.com has higher revenue and profit than WISeKey International.
Volatility and risk
WISeKey International has a beta of 2.1, indicating that its stock price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500. By comparison, Cars.com has a beta of 2.03, indicating that its stock price is stock is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for WISeKey International and Cars.com, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
WISeKey International currently has a consensus price target of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 495.24%. Cars.com has a consensus price target of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 93.55%. Given WISeKey International’s stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside, analysts clearly think WISeKey International is more favorable than Cars.com.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of WISeKey International and Cars.com.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
|WISeKey International||N / A||N / A||N / A|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
29.1% of WISeKey International shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 89.2% of Cars.com shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Cars.com stock is held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Cars.com beats WISeKey International on 8 out of 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
WISeKey International Company Profile (Get a rating)
WISeKey International Holding AG, a cybersecurity company, provides integrated security solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital identity ecosystems in Switzerland, Rest of Europe, Middle East, Africa , North America, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. The Company operates through three segments: IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Managed Public Key Infrastructure (mPKI). It offers microcontrollers that provide identity to various connected devices; and mPKI, which include digital identity, certificate management and signing solutions, and trust services, as well as digital certificate offerings; software as a service, including cloud-based certificate lifecycle management and signing and authentication solutions; software licenses; post-contract customer support for cybersecurity applications; and infrastructure hosting and monitoring services. The company also develops, markets, hosts and supports a range of solutions that enable secure digital identification of people, content and objects by generating digital identities through its products and services in cybersecurity services, IoT, digital brand management and mobile security, which allow customers to monetize their existing user bases, as well as expand its ecosystem. Additionally, the company leverages the ISTANA platform to manage smart car components by providing digital identities based on PKI technology. ; and engages in financing, sales and distribution activities. Also, it provides AI solutions through knowledge automation. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland.
Cars.com Company Profile (Get a rating)
Cars.com Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a digital automotive marketplace that connects local car dealerships with consumers in the United States. The company offers a suite of digital solutions that connect people looking for cars or looking to buy a car with car dealerships and automotive original equipment manufacturers. It also sells online subscription advertising products to automobile dealerships through its direct sales force, as well as through its affiliate sales channel. Additionally, the company sells display advertising to national advertisers. Additionally, it offers an online car marketplace service that connects buyers and sellers through Cars.com, Auto.com, DealerRater.com, NewCars.com, PickupTrucks.com, DealerInspire.com, and LaunchDigitalMarketing.com websites. . Its platform hosts approximately 4.9 million new and used vehicle listings and serves approximately 20,000 franchise and independent car dealerships. Cars.com Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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