Financial Comparison: Global-E Online (NASDAQ:GLBE) and Agora (NASDAQ:API)

Global-E Online (NASDAQ:GLBEGet Free Report) and Agora (NASDAQ:APIGet Free Report) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Global-E Online and Agora, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global-E Online 0 0 11 0 3.00
Agora 0 1 0 0 2.00

Global-E Online currently has a consensus price target of $43.83, indicating a potential upside of 33.92%. Agora has a consensus price target of $3.20, indicating a potential upside of 40.97%. Given Agora’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Agora is more favorable than Global-E Online.

Profitability

This table compares Global-E Online and Agora’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global-E Online -20.52% -18.05% -14.33%
Agora -57.83% -13.09% -11.75%

Volatility & Risk

Global-E Online has a beta of 1.07, meaning that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Agora has a beta of 0.03, meaning that its stock price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Global-E Online and Agora’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global-E Online $569.95 million 9.43 -$133.80 million ($0.74) -44.23
Agora $141.54 million 1.47 -$87.22 million ($0.81) -2.79

Agora has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Global-E Online. Global-E Online is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Agora, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.6% of Global-E Online shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.4% of Agora shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.6% of Global-E Online shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Global-E Online beats Agora on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Global-E Online

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Global-E Online Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides a platform to enable and accelerate direct-to-consumer cross-border e-commerce in Israel, the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. Its platform enables international shoppers to buy online and merchants to sell from, and to, worldwide. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel.

About Agora

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Agora, Inc. operates in real-time engagement technology business in the People's Republic of China, the United States, and internationally. The company offers real-time engagement platform-as-a-services providing developers with application programming interfaces to embed real-time voice, video, interactive live-streaming, chat, whiteboard, and artificial intelligence capabilities into their applications. It also provides video and voice calling, interactive live and broadcast streaming, chat, signaling, and interactive whiteboard products; and extensions, such as analytics, recording, AI noise suppression, 3D spatial audio, real-time transcription, and extensions marketplace. In addition, the company offers Application Platforms, including Flexible Classroom, a low-code application Platform as a Service, which combines video, voice, chat, signaling, whiteboard and recording functionalities into an integrated cloud-based solution for education providers; and App Builder, a no-code application platform, designed for developers with little or no coding experience to build their own applications with video conference and live streaming functionalities. It operates through Agora and Shengwang brands. Agora, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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