Financial Analysis: Cango (NYSE:CANG) versus Amesite (NASDAQ:AMST)

Amesite (NASDAQ:AMSTGet Rating) and Cango (NYSE:CANGGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Amesite and Cango’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amesite N/A N/A N/A
Cango -0.10% -0.05% -0.03%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Amesite and Cango, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amesite 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cango 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.2% of Amesite shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.5% of Cango shares are held by institutional investors. 42.6% of Amesite shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Amesite and Cango’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amesite $60,000.00 248.85 -$4.17 million N/A N/A
Cango $615.40 million 0.70 -$1.34 million ($0.01) -307.69

Cango has higher revenue and earnings than Amesite.

Risk & Volatility

Amesite has a beta of -0.06, suggesting that its stock price is 106% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cango has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Amesite beats Cango on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Amesite (Get Rating)

Amesite Inc., an artificial intelligence driven platform and course designer, provides online products in the United States. The company uses machine learning to offer a mass customized experience to learners. Its customers include businesses, universities and colleges, K-12 schools, and non-profit organizations. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.

About Cango (Get Rating)

Cango Inc. operates an automotive transaction service platform that connects dealers, original equipment manufacturer, financial institutions, car buyers, and other industry participants in the People's Republic of China. The company offers automobile trading solutions, including car sourcing, logistics, and warehousing support for dealers; and facilitation of car purchases for car buyers. It also facilitates automotive financing services that include facilitating financing transactions from financial institutions to car buyers; and after-market services to car buyers, which includes facilitating the sale of insurance policies from insurance brokers or companies. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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