Longwen Group (OTCMKTS:LWLW) and Hortonworks (NASDAQ:HDP) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Longwen Group and Hortonworks, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Longwen Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hortonworks 0 1 9 0 2.90

Hortonworks has a consensus target price of $28.28, indicating a potential upside of 92.63%. Given Hortonworks’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hortonworks is more favorable than Longwen Group.

Profitability

This table compares Longwen Group and Hortonworks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Longwen Group N/A N/A N/A
Hortonworks -49.78% N/A -57.11%

Volatility and Risk

Longwen Group has a beta of -1911.5, suggesting that its stock price is 191,250% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hortonworks has a beta of 1.56, suggesting that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.9% of Hortonworks shares are held by institutional investors. 52.0% of Longwen Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.6% of Hortonworks shares are held 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Longwen Group and Hortonworks’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Longwen Group N/A N/A -$10,000.00 N/A N/A
Hortonworks $261.81 million 4.72 -$204.50 million ($3.06) -4.80

Longwen Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Hortonworks.

Summary

Hortonworks beats Longwen Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Longwen Group

Longwen Group Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to seek new business opportunities. Previously, it was involved in providing products for the protection of people against electromagnetic waves emitted from mobile phones. The company was formerly known as Allied Ventures Holdings Corp. and changed its name to Longwen Group Corp. in January 2017. Longwen Group Corp. was incorporated in 1980 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks, Inc. provides data management platforms, services, and solutions in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. It offers Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), an enterprise-scale data management platform which provides a platform for multi-workload data processing; Hortonworks DataFlow, a data-in-motion platform to automate and secure Internet of anything data flows, as well as to collect, conduct, and curate real-time business insights and actions derived from data in motion, including sensors, machines, geolocation devices, clicks, server logs, and social feeds; and Hortonworks DataPlane Service simplifies managing, securing, governing, provisioning, and consuming distributed data systems. The company also provides Azure HDInsight, a data cloud service that provides customers flexible big data environments on the Azure cloud; Hortonworks Data Cloud for Amazon Web Services, a big data cloud service for analyzing and processing data, and enabling businesses to achieve insights quickly and with flexibility; Hortonworks Cybersecurity Platform (HCP) offers view of business risk through a security lens; and Hortonworks Sandbox, a personal, portable, and free to use Hadoop environment designed to offer the easiest way to get started with HDP or HDF. In addition, it offers support subscription, consulting, and education services. Further, the company's connected data platforms are primarily provided under the Apache open source license with rights to use, copy, modify, and redistribute the software. It sells its products through direct sales team and reseller partners. Hortonworks, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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