Soupman (OTCMKTS:SOUPQ) and Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LEXEA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.0% of Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.1% of Soupman shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.7% of Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Soupman and Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Soupman N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A -1.85% 12.74% 6.81%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Soupman and Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Soupman $2.65 million 0.17 -$6.29 million N/A N/A
Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A $10.29 billion 0.21 -$192.00 million N/A N/A

Soupman has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Soupman and Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Soupman 0 0 0 0 N/A
Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A 0 0 1 0 3.00

Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A has a consensus target price of $151.00, indicating a potential upside of 294.36%. Given Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A is more favorable than Soupman.

Volatility and Risk

Soupman has a beta of -3.39, meaning that its share price is 439% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A beats Soupman on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Soupman

Soupman, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells soups in the United States. It markets and sells its products to grocery chains, school systems, and franchisees under The Original Soupman brand name. The company also franchises Original Soupman restaurants and mobile unit; and other high-traffic locations, such as casinos, airports, theme parks, and other tourist locations. It has 9 franchise locations, including co-branded locations. The company was formerly known as Passport Arts, Inc. and changed its name to Soupman, Inc. in January 2011. Soupman, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is based in Staten Island, New York.

About Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A

Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. The company, through its technology with the tools and information, enables business and leisure travelers to research, plan, book, and experience travel. It also provides media and advertising services to travel and non-travel advertisers. In addition, the company operates as an Internet retailer of dietary supplements, sports nutrition products, and other health and wellness products, as well as publishes online health and fitness content, which offers fitness content, workout programs, video database, articles, recipes, health advice, and motivational stories. Further, it offers paid subscription model for structured online fitness trainers and nutrition education. The company operates under the Brand Expedia, Hotels.com, Expedia Affiliate Network, trivago, HomeAway, Egencia, Orbitz, CheapTickets, ebookers, Travelocity, Hotwire, Wotif Group, CarRentals.com, Classic Vacations, Expedia Local Expert, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, and SilverRail Technologies, Inc. brands. Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Englewood, Colorado.

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