RadioIO (OTCMKTS:RAIO) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.2% of Facebook shares are owned by institutional investors. 40.4% of RadioIO shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.3% of Facebook shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares RadioIO and Facebook’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RadioIO N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Facebook $55.84 billion 8.55 $22.11 billion $7.57 21.71

Facebook has higher revenue and earnings than RadioIO.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for RadioIO and Facebook, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RadioIO 0 0 0 0 N/A
Facebook 3 7 37 0 2.72

Facebook has a consensus price target of $191.13, suggesting a potential upside of 16.30%. Given Facebook’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Facebook is more favorable than RadioIO.

Profitability

This table compares RadioIO and Facebook’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RadioIO N/A N/A N/A
Facebook 39.60% 27.51% 23.97%

Risk & Volatility

RadioIO has a beta of 3.45, meaning that its share price is 245% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Facebook has a beta of 0.88, meaning that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Facebook beats RadioIO on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About RadioIO

Radioio, Inc. operates an Internet media platform that provides streamed music to targeted audiences. Radioio broadcasts 140 streaming channels, and offers Internet radio services, including customized channels with various genres of music ranging from high-brow classical to acid rock. The company also provides a background music and messaging ecosystem for large franchise businesses and other vertical markets, such as retail, hospitality, and health and wellness. In addition, it offers Radioio live channels that stream live and pre-recorded talk radio content over the Internet to individual customers via advertising. The company was formerly known as ioWorldMedia, Incorporated and changed its name to Radioio, Inc. December 2013. Radioio, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is based in New York, New York.

About Facebook

Facebook, Inc. provides various products to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces worldwide. The company's products include Facebook that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a community for sharing photos, videos, and messages; Messenger, a messaging application for people to connect with friends, family, groups, and businesses across platforms and devices; and WhatsApp, a messaging application for use by people and businesses to communicate in a private way. It also provides Oculus, a hardware, software, and developer ecosystem, which allows people to come together and connect with each other through its Oculus virtual reality products. As of December 31, 2018, it had approximately 1.52 billion daily active users. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

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