Critical Contrast: LiveWorld (OTCMKTS:LVWD) versus Quhuo (NASDAQ:QH)

LiveWorld (OTCMKTS:LVWD) and Quhuo (NASDAQ:QH) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

LiveWorld has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quhuo has a beta of 0.16, suggesting that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Quhuo shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.3% of LiveWorld shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for LiveWorld and Quhuo, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LiveWorld 0 0 0 0 N/A
Quhuo 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares LiveWorld and Quhuo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LiveWorld 7.31% 52.14% 12.75%
Quhuo -3.15% -19.85% -10.00%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares LiveWorld and Quhuo’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LiveWorld $8.56 million 0.57 $370,000.00 N/A N/A
Quhuo $395.53 million 0.38 $530,000.00 $0.01 285.00

Quhuo has higher revenue and earnings than LiveWorld.

Summary

LiveWorld beats Quhuo on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

LiveWorld Company Profile

LiveWorld, Inc. engages in the provision of software and services solutions. It offers conversation management SaaS platforms; management for the pharma industry, moderation, and engagement services; customer services, social analytics, strategy, and media. The company was founded by Peter H. Friedman and Jenna Woodul on April 10, 1996 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Quhuo Company Profile

Quhuo Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates a workforce operational solution platform in the People's Republic of China. The company provides tech-enabled and end-to-end operational solutions to blue-chip on-demand consumer service businesses in industries with e-commerce exposure, including delivery, ride-hailing, housekeeping, and bike-sharing. It also offers on-demand delivery solutions for industry customers with focus on items, such as grocery, and prepared and fresh food; ride hailing solutions for ride-hailing companies; housekeeping solutions and other services for short-term rental properties and hotel cleaning services; and shared-bike maintenance solutions to address the demand for maintenance and distribution services from bike-sharing companies. In addition, the company develops computer software and applications. Quhuo Limited was founded in 2012 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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