Contrasting CooTek (Cayman) (NYSE:CTK) and Skillz (NYSE:SKLZ)

CooTek (Cayman) (NYSE:CTKGet Rating) and Skillz (NYSE:SKLZGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.7% of CooTek (Cayman) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 45.4% of Skillz shares are held by institutional investors. 25.9% of Skillz 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 Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for CooTek (Cayman) and Skillz, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CooTek (Cayman) 0 0 0 0 N/A
Skillz 0 4 4 0 2.50

Skillz has a consensus price target of $8.50, suggesting a potential upside of 291.71%. Given Skillz’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Skillz is more favorable than CooTek (Cayman).

Risk and Volatility

CooTek (Cayman) has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Skillz has a beta of 1.81, indicating that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CooTek (Cayman) and Skillz’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CooTek (Cayman) $272.15 million 0.05 -$13.88 million ($0.22) -0.97
Skillz $384.09 million 2.31 -$181.38 million ($0.45) -4.82

CooTek (Cayman) has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Skillz. Skillz is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CooTek (Cayman), indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares CooTek (Cayman) and Skillz’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CooTek (Cayman) -4.82% N/A -11.73%
Skillz -47.22% -37.99% -28.26%

Summary

Skillz beats CooTek (Cayman) on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

CooTek (Cayman) Company Profile (Get Rating)

CooTek (Cayman) Inc. operates as a mobile internet company in the United States, the People's Republic of China, the United States, and internationally. Its primary product is TouchPal Smart Input, an input method for mobile devices that supports approximately 110 languages. The company also offers Fengdu Novel, a mobile application that provides users with free online novels; Fengdu Audiobooks; and short video series based on Fengdu Literature Platform content and IP resources. In addition, it provides casual games, including simulation games, such as Farm Hero and Idle Land King Tycoon; puzzle games comprising Hi Hamster; and educational games, such as Puzzle No. 1 and Idiom Hero. Further, the company offers fitness applications comprising Walk Walk; Drink Water Reminder that helps users drink an appropriate amount of water on a daily basis; Happy Jogging, a free pedometer mobile application; and Hailaidian, a mobile application that provides pictures, videos, and music to decorate the call interface and help users have fun when receiving phone calls. It distributes its products and acquires users primarily through user downloads from digital distribution platforms and pre-installations on mobile devices. CooTek (Cayman) Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

Skillz Company Profile (Get Rating)

Skillz Inc. operates a mobile games platform that connects players worldwide. Its platform hosts casual esports tournaments. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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