Contrasting EVmo (OTCMKTS:YAYO) & Akerna (NASDAQ:KERN)

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EVmo -146.40% -1,429.68% -125.38%
Akerna -207.74% -30.01% -21.15%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for EVmo and Akerna, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EVmo 0 0 0 0 N/A
Akerna 0 2 2 0 2.50

Akerna has a consensus target price of $4.50, indicating a potential upside of 878.26%. Given Akerna’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Akerna is more favorable than EVmo.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

47.9% of EVmo shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.8% of Akerna shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.7% of Akerna shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

EVmo has a beta of 4.15, meaning that its stock price is 315% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Akerna has a beta of 2.6, meaning that its stock price is 160% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EVmo and Akerna’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EVmo $10.24 million 2.01 -$14.98 million ($0.33) -0.89
Akerna $20.68 million 0.77 -$31.33 million ($1.63) -0.28

EVmo has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Akerna. EVmo is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Akerna, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Akerna beats EVmo on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EVmo (Get Rating)

EVmo, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the ridesharing and vehicle rental businesses in the United States. It operates Rideshare Platform, an online bookings platform which maintains a fleet of passenger vehicles and transit vans for use in last-mile logistical space to rent drivers in the ridesharing and delivery economies through the Rideshare Platform. The company was formerly known as Rideshare Rental, Inc. and changed its name to EVmo, Inc. in February 2021.EVmo, Inc. was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.

About Akerna (Get Rating)

Akerna Corp. provides enterprise software solutions that enable regulatory compliance and inventory management in United States and Canada. The company offers MJ Platform for the cannabis, hemp, and CBD industry; and Leaf Data Systems, a government regulatory software. It also provides consulting services to cannabis industry; business intelligence, data analytics and other software related services; and Last Call Analytics, a tool for alcohol brands to analyze their retail sales analytics. In addition, the company operates seed-to-sale platform that offers tracking, reporting, and compliance tools to cannabis cultivators, processors, sellers, and clinics. Further, it provides cannabis cultivation management and compliance software; and cannabis tracking technology that offers seed-to-sale-to-self data. Akerna Corp. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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