Financial Analysis: AppLovin (NYSE:APP) versus Golden Path Acquisition (NASDAQ:GPCO)

AppLovin (NYSE:APP) and Golden Path Acquisition (NASDAQ:GPCO) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for AppLovin and Golden Path Acquisition, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AppLovin 0 0 16 0 3.00
Golden Path Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A

AppLovin presently has a consensus price target of $108.27, suggesting a potential upside of 37.03%. Given AppLovin’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe AppLovin is more favorable than Golden Path Acquisition.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AppLovin and Golden Path Acquisition’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AppLovin $1.45 billion 20.38 -$125.19 million N/A N/A
Golden Path Acquisition N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Golden Path Acquisition has lower revenue, but higher earnings than AppLovin.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

39.0% of AppLovin shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.7% of Golden Path Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of AppLovin 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.

Profitability

This table compares AppLovin and Golden Path Acquisition’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AppLovin -0.63% -2.17% -0.46%
Golden Path Acquisition N/A N/A N/A

About AppLovin

AppLovin Corporation engages in building a software-based platform for mobile app developers to enhance the marketing and monetization of their apps worldwide. The company's software solutions include AppDiscovery, a solution to automate, optimize, and manage user acquisition investments for business clients; and MAX, an in-app bidding solution that optimizes purchases of app ad inventory. Its business clients include various advertisers, internet platforms, and others. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

About Golden Path Acquisition

Golden Path Acquisition Corporation is a blank check company. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or related business combination with one or more businesses. Golden Path Acquisition Corporation is based in New York.

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