Marathon Patent Group (MARA) and The Competition Critical Analysis
Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ: MARA) is one of 20 public companies in the “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Marathon Patent Group to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Marathon Patent Group and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Marathon Patent Group||$36.63 million||-$28.66 million||-0.63|
|Marathon Patent Group Competitors||$850.65 million||$28.19 million||147.54|
This table compares Marathon Patent Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Marathon Patent Group||-4,941.55%||-1,139.06%||-228.87%|
|Marathon Patent Group Competitors||-280.96%||-68.14%||-14.45%|
Volatility & Risk
Marathon Patent Group has a beta of 1.48, indicating that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Marathon Patent Group’s peers have a beta of 0.62, indicating that their average share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
13.4% of Marathon Patent Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.9% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.0% of Marathon Patent Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Marathon Patent Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Marathon Patent Group||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|Marathon Patent Group Competitors||46||280||589||14||2.61|
Marathon Patent Group presently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 106.90%. As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 9.66%. Given Marathon Patent Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Marathon Patent Group is more favorable than its peers.
Marathon Patent Group peers beat Marathon Patent Group on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
About Marathon Patent Group
Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA) is engaged in acquiring patents and patent rights from owners or other ventures. The Company monetizes its portfolio of patents and patent rights by entering into license discussions. The Company owns around 378 United States and foreign patents, and patent rights across a range of technologies and markets. The Company owns around 22 patent applications across a range of technologies and markets.
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