Spark Networks (NYSE:LOV) vs. Verb Technology (NASDAQ:VERB) Head-to-Head Review

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Spark Networks (NYSE: LOVGet a rating) and verbal technology (NASDAQ: VERBGet a rating) are both small-cap IT and technology companies, but what’s the best stock? We will compare the two companies based on institutional ownership strength, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of Spark Networks and Verb Technology.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Spark Networks $216.90 million 0.02 -$68.15 million ($6.91) -0.28
Verbal technology $10.52 million 4.94 -$34.49 million ($0.49) -1.04

Verb Technology has lower revenue, but higher revenue than Spark Networks. Verb Technology trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Spark Networks, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Spark Networks and Verb Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Spark Networks 0 0 0 0 N / A
Verbal technology 0 0 1 0 3.00

Verb Technology has a consensus price target of $3.38, indicating a potential upside of 559.31%. Given Verb Technology’s likely higher upside, analysts clearly believe that Verb Technology is more favorable than Spark Networks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.3% of Verb Technology shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Spark Networks stock is held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 9.9% of Verb Technology’s stock is held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of Spark Networks and Verb Technology.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Spark Networks -31.47% -96.34% -15.94%
Verbal technology -326.57% -232.32% -91.50%

Volatility and risk

Spark Networks has a beta of 1.55, indicating its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Verb Technology has a beta of 1.21, indicating its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Verb Technology beats Spark Networks on 7 out of 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Spark Networks (Get a rating)

Spark Networks SE operates online dating sites and mobile applications. He focuses on catering to 40+ demographic and religious communities in North America and other international markets. The Company operates its dating platforms under the brands Zoosk, EliteSingles, Christian Mingle, Jdate, JSwipe and SilverSingles. Spark Networks SE is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

About Verb Technology (Get a rating)

Verb Technology Company, Inc. develops a Software-as-a-Service application platform in the United States, Japan and internationally. It offers verbCRM, a customer relationship management (CRM) application; verbTEAMS, a CRM application for small and medium-sized businesses and solopreneurs; verbLEARN, a learning management system application that incorporates clickable video technology featured in its verbCRM application; and verbLIVE, a live e-commerce application. The company also provides non-digital services to enterprise customers, such as welcome and starter kit design and printing services; fulfillment services, which include managing the preparation, handling and shipping of custom merchandise; and subscription application services. It serves large companies in the life sciences industry, professional sports franchises, educational institutions and non-profit organizations, as well as clients in the entertainment industry and the burgeoning entertainment industry. CBD, among other lines of business. The company was formerly known as nFüsz, Inc. and changed its name to Verb Technology Company, Inc. in February 2019. Verb Technology Company, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in American Fork, Utah.



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