Moko Social Media (NASDAQ: MOKO) and Remark Media (NASDAQ:MARK) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

14.8% of Remark Media shares are owned by institutional investors. 36.5% of Remark Media shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Moko Social Media and Remark Media’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Moko Social Media N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Remark Media $62.65 million 1.24 -$11.44 million ($1.34) -2.56

Moko Social Media has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Remark Media.

Profitability

This table compares Moko Social Media and Remark Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Moko Social Media N/A N/A N/A
Remark Media -45.02% -4,860.73% -18.16%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Moko Social Media and Remark Media, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Moko Social Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
Remark Media 0 0 1 0 3.00

Remark Media has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 133.24%. Given Remark Media’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Remark Media is more favorable than Moko Social Media.

Summary

Remark Media beats Moko Social Media on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Moko Social Media Company Profile

MOKO Social Media Limited (MOKO) is engaged in the development and branding of mobile social networks for tailored audiences to enable mobile communities of people to socialize and communicate around their common interests. The Company’s segments include Mobile Social and Mobile Advertising. Mobile Social includes MOKO’s mobile social networks and community/chat product business. Mobile Advertising includes MOKO’s performance-based, the United States mobile advertisement network, which is working directly with advertisers and targeting specific industry sectors (or verticals), including Mobile Games, Mobile Applications, Financial Services and Digital Publishing to allow it to provide advertisers with direct opportunities to place advertisements in MOKO properties, such as REC*IT, REC*IT fitness, BigTeams and others. Mobile Advertising contains the Company’s mobile community development business to be monetized via customized mobile social advertising.

Remark Media Company Profile

Remark Holdings, Inc., formerly Remark Media, Inc., owns, operates and acquires digital media properties across multiple verticals. The Company operates through the travel and entertainment segment. The travel and entertainment segment includes the Vegas.com and its Roomlia mobile application. The Company is engaged in the sale of various travel and entertainment products, including air travel, show tickets and tours, which are booked through its travel and entertainment segment, consisting of Vegas.com and its related Websites, including LasVegas.com, mobile applications and retail locations. KanKan, its social media application and data intelligence platform, aggregates content and consumer-shopping data across social media platforms and then stores it after scrubbing, analyzing, and organizing the collected information. For users, the application allows them to explore the world around them, communicate with friends, make friends, and respond to each other’s social media posts.

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