Akerna (NASDAQ:KERN) vs. Greenidge Generation (NASDAQ:GREE) Critical Survey

Akerna (NASDAQ:KERNGet Rating) and Greenidge Generation (NASDAQ:GREEGet Rating) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.


This table compares Akerna and Greenidge Generation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Akerna -161.48% -31.09% -21.41%
Greenidge Generation N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Akerna and Greenidge Generation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Akerna 0 1 3 0 2.75
Greenidge Generation 0 1 1 0 2.50

Akerna currently has a consensus target price of $4.75, suggesting a potential upside of 418.45%. Greenidge Generation has a consensus target price of $27.50, suggesting a potential upside of 235.78%. Given Akerna’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Akerna is more favorable than Greenidge Generation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

12.6% of Akerna shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.0% of Greenidge Generation shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.4% of Akerna shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Akerna and Greenidge Generation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Akerna $20.68 million 1.43 -$31.33 million ($1.22) -0.75
Greenidge Generation $107.28 million 0.98 -$44.48 million N/A N/A

Akerna has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Greenidge Generation.


Akerna beats Greenidge Generation on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Akerna (Get Rating)

Akerna Corp. operates as a technology company. The company offers MJ Platform, an enterprise resource planning system to the cannabis industry; and Leaf Data Systems, a tracking system designed for government agencies. It also provides consulting services to cannabis industry; business intelligence, an infrastructure as a service tool, which delivers supply chain analytics for the cannabis, hemp, and CBD industries; and Last Call Analytics, a subscription analytics tool for alcohol brands to analyze their retail sales analytics. In addition, the company operates seed-to-sale platform that allows cultivators to track and report various stage of their cannabis growing operations, production, and sales processes. Further, it offers cannabis cultivation management and software to manage and optimize operational workflow in business analytics; and cannabis tracking technology that provides seed-to-sale-to-self data. Akerna Corp. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

About Greenidge Generation (Get Rating)

Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. operates an integrated bitcoin mining and power generation facility in the Town of Torrey, New York. It owns and operates data centers for bitcoin mining and blockchain services. As of September 30, 2021, the company had approximately 15,300 miners. It also generates and distributes electricity through a natural gas power generation facility with an installed capacity of 106 megawatt located in New York. The company was founded in 1937 and is based in Dresden, New York.

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