Bojangles (NASDAQ:BOJA) vs. Livexlive Media (LIVX) Head-To-Head Survey

Bojangles (NASDAQ:BOJA) and Livexlive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

Bojangles has a beta of 0.92, suggesting that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Livexlive Media has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Bojangles and Livexlive Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bojangles 9.42% 9.95% 5.18%
Livexlive Media -117.50% -134.46% -56.33%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.5% of Bojangles shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.0% of Livexlive Media shares are held by institutional investors. 52.9% of Bojangles shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 37.0% of Livexlive Media shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Bojangles and Livexlive Media, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bojangles 0 2 0 0 2.00
Livexlive Media 0 0 4 0 3.00

Bojangles currently has a consensus target price of $16.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.56%. Livexlive Media has a consensus target price of $8.33, indicating a potential upside of 120.46%. Given Livexlive Media’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Livexlive Media is more favorable than Bojangles.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bojangles and Livexlive Media’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bojangles $547.44 million 1.10 $72.00 million $0.83 19.39
Livexlive Media $7.20 million 27.35 -$23.33 million ($0.48) -7.88

Bojangles has higher revenue and earnings than Livexlive Media. Livexlive Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bojangles, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Bojangles beats Livexlive Media on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bojangles Company Profile

Bojangles', Inc. develops, operates, and franchises limited service restaurants in the United States. Its restaurants offer made-from-scratch biscuit breakfast sandwiches, hand-breaded bone-in chicken, fixin's, and iced tea. As of July 1, 2018, the company operated 766 system-wide restaurants, including 325 company-operated and 441 franchised restaurants primarily located in the Southeastern United States. Bojangles', Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Livexlive Media Company Profile

LiveXLive Media, Inc. engages in the acquisition, distribution, and monetization of live music, Internet radio, and music-related streaming and video content. The company operates LiveXLive, a live music streaming platform, as well as Slacker Radio, a streaming music service; and produces original music-related content. It also produces, edits, curates, and streams live music events through broadband transmission over the Internet and or satellite networks to its users; provides digital Internet radio and music services to users online and through original equipment manufacturers on a white label basis; and offers ancillary products and services, such as regulatory and post-implementation support services. The company was formerly known as Loton, Corp. and changed its name to LiveXLive Media, Inc. in August 2017. LiveXLive Media, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in West Hollywood, California.

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