SharpSpring (NASDAQ:SHSP) and China Digital TV (OTCMKTS:STVVY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for SharpSpring and China Digital TV, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|China Digital TV||0||0||0||0||N/A|
SharpSpring presently has a consensus price target of $17.33, indicating a potential upside of 37.78%. Given SharpSpring’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SharpSpring is more favorable than China Digital TV.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
50.6% of SharpSpring shares are owned by institutional investors. 25.6% of SharpSpring shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares SharpSpring and China Digital TV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|China Digital TV||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Risk & Volatility
SharpSpring has a beta of 1.03, meaning that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Digital TV has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares SharpSpring and China Digital TV’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SharpSpring||$18.65 million||7.39||-$9.48 million||($1.11)||-11.33|
|China Digital TV||$6.20 million||N/A||-$3.06 million||N/A||N/A|
China Digital TV has lower revenue, but higher earnings than SharpSpring.
SharpSpring, Inc. operates as a cloud-based marketing technology company worldwide. The company offers SharpSpring, a marketing automation solution for small and mid-size businesses. It markets and sells its products and services through sales teams and third party resellers. The company was formerly known as SMTP, Inc. and changed its name to SharpSpring, Inc. in December 2015. SharpSpring, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida.
About China Digital TV
China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides cable television (TV) value added services, which enables cable TV and Internet protocol television network operators to offer various TV content services in the People's Republic of China. The company offers cloud platforms with embedded gaming and other applications that provide cloud computing technology-based digital video delivery solutions to television and telecommunication network operators. Its cloud platforms enable television and telecommunication network operators to use their two-way set-top boxes to run various value-added applications, such as video games, 3D games, educational applications, and business service applications, which are accessible on smart phones, tablet computers, personal computers, Internet TVs, and other devices. The company also provides 1+ Cloud Gaming cloud platform that offers 2D games, 3D games, motion-sensing games, and customized games; and interactive education application on the cloud platform primarily through cloud television programs, including nursery rhymes, early education, English language education, and online drawing for children of age 2 to 10. In addition, it offers cloud virtual reality (VR) services that enables users to access cloud server and use various VR applications, such as games, education, and media players; and technical support and services. Further, the company provides cloud platform system integration services, such as cloud computing software, hardware, and post-contract customer support services; and system development services comprising the development of customized cloud-based software applications. China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.
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