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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Diversified Restaurant and Livexlive Media’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diversified Restaurant $153.14 million 0.20 -$5.00 million ($0.17) -5.35
Livexlive Media $7.20 million 30.75 -$23.33 million ($0.48) -8.85

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Diversified Restaurant and Livexlive Media, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diversified Restaurant 0 0 0 0 N/A
Livexlive Media 0 0 4 0 3.00

Livexlive Media has a consensus target price of $8.33, suggesting a potential upside of 96.08%. Given Livexlive Media’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Livexlive Media is more favorable than Diversified Restaurant.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diversified Restaurant -3.33% N/A -4.65%
Livexlive Media -117.50% -134.46% -56.33%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

50.5% of Diversified Restaurant shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.5% of Livexlive Media shares are held by institutional investors. 50.0% of Diversified Restaurant shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 37.0% of Livexlive Media shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Diversified Restaurant has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Livexlive Media has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Diversified Restaurant beats Livexlive Media on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Diversified Restaurant Company Profile

Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc., a restaurant company, operates Buffalo Wild Wings franchised restaurants in the United States. The company primarily offers fresh bone-in chicken wings, frozen boneless chicken, and potatoes. As of March 8, 2018, it operated 65 franchised restaurants in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Missouri. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.

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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