Financial Contrast: GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A (NYSE:GSAH) and Kaleyra (NYSE:KLR)

Kaleyra (NYSE:KLR) and GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A (NYSE:GSAH) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kaleyra and GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kaleyra N/A N/A -$1.09 million N/A N/A
GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A N/A N/A $5.03 million N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.8% of Kaleyra shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.7% of GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.8% of Kaleyra shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Kaleyra and GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kaleyra 0 0 2 0 3.00
GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A 0 0 0 0 N/A

Kaleyra currently has a consensus price target of $17.50, indicating a potential upside of 108.64%. Given Kaleyra’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Kaleyra is more favorable than GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A.

Profitability

This table compares Kaleyra and GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kaleyra N/A -1.78% -1.72%
GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A N/A 198.32% 1.41%

Risk and Volatility

Kaleyra has a beta of -0.09, meaning that its share price is 109% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A has a beta of 0.11, meaning that its share price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Kaleyra Company Profile

Kaleyra, Inc. is a global group providing mobile communication services for financial institutions and enterprises. The company trough its proprietary platform, it manages multi-channel integrated communication services on a global scale, comprising of messages, push notifications, e-mail, instant messaging, voice services and chatbots. Kaleyra was founded by Dario Calogero in 1999 and is headquartered in Milan, Italy.

GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A Company Profile

GS Acquisition Holdings Corp does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in New York, New York.

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