Contrasting Akazoo (NASDAQ:SONG) and Emmis Communications (NASDAQ:EMMS)

Akazoo (NASDAQ:SONG) and Emmis Communications (NASDAQ:EMMS) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

36.3% of Emmis Communications shares are held by institutional investors. 26.0% of Akazoo shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 32.3% of Emmis Communications shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Akazoo and Emmis Communications, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Akazoo 0 0 5 0 3.00
Emmis Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A

Akazoo presently has a consensus price target of $32.00, indicating a potential upside of 595.65%. Given Akazoo’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Akazoo is more favorable than Emmis Communications.

Risk & Volatility

Akazoo has a beta of 0.51, suggesting that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Emmis Communications has a beta of 1.2, suggesting that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Akazoo and Emmis Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Akazoo N/A 6.84% 0.23%
Emmis Communications 9.84% -4.06% -1.68%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Akazoo and Emmis Communications’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Akazoo N/A N/A $650,000.00 N/A N/A
Emmis Communications $114.13 million 0.55 $23.35 million N/A N/A

Emmis Communications has higher revenue and earnings than Akazoo.

Summary

Emmis Communications beats Akazoo on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Akazoo Company Profile

Akazoo S.A. operates as an on-demand music streaming subscription company. It directly licenses music from various labels and provides online and offline listening platforms, social media integration, and a AI-driven new music recommendation engine. The company provides subscribers with unlimited online and offline streaming access to a catalog of approximately 45 million songs on a commercial-free basis. Its platform includes 43 million registered users and 5.3 million premium subscribers. The company also offers radio services. Akazoo S.A. was founded in 2010 and is based in Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Emmis Communications Company Profile

Emmis Communications Corporation, a diversified media company, engages in radio broadcasting activities in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Radio, Publishing, and Corporate & Emerging Technologies. It operates 11 FM and 3 AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, and Austin, as well as publishes Indianapolis monthly magazine. The company also develops and licenses TagStation, a cloud-based software platform that allows a broadcaster to manage album art, meta data, and enhanced advertising on its various broadcasts; and develops NextRadio, a smartphone application that marries over-the-air FM radio broadcasts with visual and interactive features on smartphones. In addition, it provides Dial Report that offers radio advertising buyers and sellers big data analytics derived from radio station network, smartphone usage, location-based data, listening data, and demographic and behavioral attributes; and engages in dynamic pricing business. Emmis Communications Corporation was founded in 1981 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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