Contrasting Yogaworks (YOGA) and Mobetize (MPAY)

Yogaworks (NASDAQ:YOGA) and Mobetize (OTCMKTS:MPAY) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Yogaworks and Mobetize, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yogaworks 0 3 0 0 2.00
Mobetize 0 0 0 0 N/A

Yogaworks currently has a consensus price target of $5.00, suggesting a potential upside of 765.80%. Given Yogaworks’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Yogaworks is more favorable than Mobetize.

Volatility and Risk

Yogaworks has a beta of 1.24, indicating that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mobetize has a beta of 4.46, indicating that its share price is 346% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Yogaworks and Mobetize’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yogaworks $54.51 million 0.18 -$23.43 million N/A N/A
Mobetize $440,000.00 0.36 -$1.44 million N/A N/A

Mobetize has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Yogaworks.

Profitability

This table compares Yogaworks and Mobetize’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yogaworks -60.43% -79.89% -59.87%
Mobetize -260.29% N/A -558.95%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.8% of Yogaworks shares are owned by institutional investors. 72.0% of Yogaworks shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 60.2% of Mobetize shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Yogaworks beats Mobetize on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yogaworks Company Profile

YogaWorks, Inc. operates yoga studios under the YogaWorks and Yoga Tree brand names in the United States. It primarily provides yoga classes, workshops, teacher training programs, and yoga-related retail merchandise. The company offers online yoga instruction and programming services through its MyYogaWorks Web platform. As of May 10, 2018, it operated 69 locations. The company was formerly known as YWX Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to YogaWorks, Inc. in April 2017. YogaWorks, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Culver City, California.

Mobetize Company Profile

Mobetize Corp. provides financial technology solutions and services to telecom and financial service providers in the United States and Canada. The company offers smartWallet, a solution that allows users to load funds in to their mobile wallet and access global mobile financial services; smartRemit, a mobile platform for money transfer solutions; smartCharge, which enables real time prepaid mobile top-ups to mobile phone and recharge transfers; and smartBill, a payments solution for bill payments to vendors. It also provides smartCard that enables users to move cleared funds from their smartWallet on to the MasterCard; and smartLoan digitized lending product that allows borrowers to apply for secured and unsecured loans to refinance credit card debt, student loans, weddings, or household projects. In addition, the company offers an online access to its customer relationship management and data analytics reporting systems for various transactions. Mobetize Corp. was founded in 2012 and is based in Blaine, Washington.

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