Critical Analysis: UPD (OTCMKTS:UPDC) versus Allied Esports Entertainment (OTCMKTS:AESE)
Allied Esports Entertainment (NASDAQ:AESE) and UPD (OTCMKTS:UPDC) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings and profitability.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Allied Esports Entertainment and UPD, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Allied Esports Entertainment||0||0||2||0||3.00|
This table compares Allied Esports Entertainment and UPD’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Allied Esports Entertainment||N/A||-28.14%||-3.64%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
5.9% of Allied Esports Entertainment shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.0% of Allied Esports Entertainment shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.9% of UPD shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Allied Esports Entertainment and UPD’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Allied Esports Entertainment||N/A||N/A||$1.14 million||($0.15)||-17.33|
Risk & Volatility
Allied Esports Entertainment has a beta of 0.26, meaning that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UPD has a beta of -0.84, meaning that its share price is 184% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Allied Esports Entertainment beats UPD on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
As of December 31, 2017, UPD Holding Corp. was acquired by Record STREET Brewing Company, in a reverse merger transaction. UPD Holding Corp. focuses on providing blend meal replacements, dietary specialty foods, and nutraceuticals. It intends to offer Catalyst, which provides essential vitamins and plant compounds that are necessary to aid in metabolic functions; Mini-Meal that offers the essential whey protein isolate intake; Multi-Pro, which provides essential broad-spectrum vitamins and minerals; and BittX that is used to reform the body's disposition toward bitter foods. The company was formerly known as Esio Water & Beverage Development Corp. and changed its name to UPD Holding Corp. in December 2015. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Reno, Nevada. As of December 31, 2017, UPD Holding Corp. operates as a subsidiary of Record STREET Brewing Company.
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