Head-To-Head Comparison: Livexlive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) vs. Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN)

Livexlive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) and Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Livexlive Media and Bloomin’ Brands’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Livexlive Media $33.70 million 3.34 -$37.76 million ($0.72) -2.69
Bloomin’ Brands $4.13 billion 0.50 $107.10 million $1.50 15.87

Bloomin’ Brands has higher revenue and earnings than Livexlive Media. Livexlive Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bloomin’ Brands, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Livexlive Media has a beta of 1.49, meaning that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bloomin’ Brands has a beta of 0.34, meaning that its stock price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

26.5% of Livexlive Media shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.2% of Bloomin’ Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. 36.7% of Livexlive Media shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of Bloomin’ Brands shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Livexlive Media and Bloomin’ Brands, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Livexlive Media 0 0 4 0 3.00
Bloomin’ Brands 1 4 6 0 2.45

Livexlive Media presently has a consensus target price of $5.06, suggesting a potential upside of 160.95%. Bloomin’ Brands has a consensus target price of $21.22, suggesting a potential downside of 10.83%. Given Livexlive Media’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Livexlive Media is more favorable than Bloomin’ Brands.

Dividends

Bloomin’ Brands pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Livexlive Media does not pay a dividend. Bloomin’ Brands pays out 26.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Livexlive Media and Bloomin’ Brands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Livexlive Media -101.81% -501.10% -65.51%
Bloomin’ Brands 2.75% 89.62% 4.26%

Summary

Bloomin’ Brands beats Livexlive Media on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Livexlive Media

LiveXLive Media, Inc. engages in the acquisition, distribution, and monetization of live music, Internet radio, and music-related streaming and video content. The company operates LiveXLive, a live music streaming platform, as well as Slacker Radio, a streaming music service; and produces original music-related content. It also produces, edits, curates, and streams live music events through broadband transmission over the Internet and or satellite networks to its users; provides digital Internet radio and music services to users online and through original equipment manufacturers on a white label basis; and offers ancillary products and services, such as regulatory and post-implementation support services. The company was formerly known as Loton, Corp. and changed its name to LiveXLive Media, Inc. in August 2017. LiveXLive Media, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in West Hollywood, California.

About Bloomin’ Brands

Bloomin' Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, U.S. and International. Its restaurant portfolio has four concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba's Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned and operated 1,075 restaurants and franchised 165 restaurants. Bloomin' Brands, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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