Ark Restaurants (NASDAQ:ARKR) versus Livexlive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) Head to Head Contrast

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ark Restaurants 2.63% 12.32% 6.35%
Livexlive Media -105.60% -297.90% -63.35%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.3% of Ark Restaurants shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.6% of Livexlive Media shares are owned by institutional investors. 41.6% of Ark Restaurants shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 36.7% of Livexlive Media shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Ark Restaurants has a beta of 0.44, suggesting that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Livexlive Media has a beta of 1.48, suggesting that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Ark Restaurants and Livexlive Media, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ark Restaurants 0 0 0 0 N/A
Livexlive Media 0 1 3 0 2.75

Livexlive Media has a consensus target price of $6.13, indicating a potential upside of 292.63%. Given Livexlive Media’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Livexlive Media is more favorable than Ark Restaurants.

Dividends

Ark Restaurants pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Livexlive Media does not pay a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ark Restaurants and Livexlive Media’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ark Restaurants $159.99 million 0.45 $4.65 million N/A N/A
Livexlive Media $33.70 million 2.67 -$37.76 million ($0.72) -2.17

Ark Restaurants has higher revenue and earnings than Livexlive Media.

Summary

Ark Restaurants beats Livexlive Media on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ark Restaurants

Ark Restaurants Corp., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates restaurants and bars in the United States. As of September 29, 2018, it owned and/or operated 20 restaurants and bars, including 5 facilities located in New York City; 2 in Washington, D.C.; 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada; 3 in Atlantic City, New Jersey; 1 in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, Massachusetts; 2 on the east coast of Florida; and 2 on the gulf coast of Alabama, as well as had 19 fast food concepts and catering operations. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York.

About Livexlive Media

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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