XpresSpa Group (XSPA) vs. RPX (RPXC) Head-To-Head Comparison

XpresSpa Group (NASDAQ: XSPA) and RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Risk & Volatility

XpresSpa Group has a beta of -0.64, meaning that its share price is 164% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RPX has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares XpresSpa Group and RPX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
XpresSpa Group -92.08% -34.38% -24.43%
RPX -27.00% 5.04% 3.62%

Dividends

RPX pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. XpresSpa Group does not pay a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares XpresSpa Group and RPX’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
XpresSpa Group $48.82 million 0.17 -$28.84 million ($0.74) -0.42
RPX $330.46 million 1.58 -$79.14 million N/A N/A

XpresSpa Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than RPX.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for XpresSpa Group and RPX, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
XpresSpa Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
RPX 1 0 1 0 2.00

XpresSpa Group currently has a consensus target price of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 867.74%. RPX has a consensus target price of $14.50, indicating a potential upside of 38.36%. Given XpresSpa Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe XpresSpa Group is more favorable than RPX.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

23.4% of XpresSpa Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.8% of RPX shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.4% of XpresSpa Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.5% of RPX shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

RPX beats XpresSpa Group on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

XpresSpa Group Company Profile

XpresSpa Group, Inc. operates as a health and wellness company in the United States and internationally. It offers spa services, as well as luxury travel products and accessories to air travelers. The company was formerly known as FORM Holdings Corp. and changed its name to XpresSpa Group, Inc. in January 2018. XpresSpa Group, Inc. is based in New York, New York.

RPX Company Profile

RPX Corporation provides patent risk management and discovery services in the United States, Japan, South Korea, and internationally. It offers a subscription-based patent risk management service that facilitates exchanges of value between owners and users of patents. The company also provides a defensive patent aggregation in which it acquires patent assets to offer clients with sub-licenses; and underwrites patent infringement liability insurance policies to insure against certain costs of litigation. In addition, it offers its clients with access to its proprietary patent market intelligence and data. Further, the company provides a range of technology-enabled services, including data collection and forensics, data processing and analytics, data hosting, project management, data production, and document review services to streamline the administration of litigation matters, internal and external investigations, regulatory compliance, and other matters. Its clients include companies that design, make, or sell technology-based products and services, as well as companies that use technology in their businesses; and corporations and law firms. RPX Corporation was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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