Uber Technologies (NYSE:UBER) vs. Red Violet (NYSE:RDVT) Head-To-Head Review

Uber Technologies (NYSE:UBER) and Red Violet (NASDAQ:RDVT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Uber Technologies and Red Violet, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Uber Technologies 0 5 38 0 2.88
Red Violet 0 0 0 0 N/A

Uber Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $43.79, indicating a potential upside of 25.74%. Given Uber Technologies’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Uber Technologies is more favorable than Red Violet.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.4% of Uber Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.4% of Red Violet shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.7% of Uber Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.3% of Red Violet shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Uber Technologies and Red Violet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Uber Technologies -71.48% -58.70% -27.47%
Red Violet -32.97% -15.92% -13.66%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Uber Technologies and Red Violet’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Uber Technologies $14.15 billion 4.27 -$8.51 billion ($6.81) -5.11
Red Violet $30.29 million 6.89 -$11.08 million N/A N/A

Red Violet has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Uber Technologies.

Summary

Uber Technologies beats Red Violet on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Uber Technologies Company Profile

Uber Technologies, Inc. develops and supports proprietary technology applications that enable independent providers of ridesharing, and meal preparation and delivery services to transact with end-users worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Core Platform and Other Bets. Its driver partners provide ridesharing services through a range of vehicles, such as cars, auto rickshaws, motorbikes, minibuses, or taxis, as well as based on the number of riders under the UberBLACK, UberX, UberPOOL, Express POOL, and Uber Bus names; and restaurant and delivery partners provide meal preparation and delivery services under the Uber Eats name. The company also offers Uber Central, a tool that enables companies to request, manage, and pay for rides for their employees, customers, or partners; and Uber Health, which allows healthcare professionals to arrange rides for patients going to and from the care destinations. In addition, it provides freight transportation services to shippers in the freight industry under the Uber Freight name; leases vehicles to third-parties that use the vehicles to provide ridesharing or eats services through the platforms; and provides access to rides through personal mobility products, including dockless e-bikes and e-scooters under the JUMP name. The company was formerly known as Ubercab, Inc. and changed its name to Uber Technologies, Inc. in February 2011. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Red Violet Company Profile

Red Violet, Inc., a software and services company, specializes in big data analysis providing cloud-based mission-critical information solutions to enterprises in various industries in the United States. Its proprietary platform includes CORE, a cloud-based technology platform, which serves various industries within risk management. The company serves various industries, including law enforcement, government, financial services, insurance, and corporate risk for identity verification, risk assessment, fraud detection, and compliance. It markets its products and services through value-added distributors, resellers, and strategic partners; and trade shows and seminars, advertising, public relations, distribution of sales literature, and product specifications and ongoing communication with prospective clients, distributors, resellers, strategic partners, and installed base of current clients, as well as through direct sales. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

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