Comparing WISeKey International (NASDAQ:WKEY) & Cars.com (NYSE:CARS)

WISeKey International (NASDAQ:WKEYGet Rating) and Cars.com (NYSE:CARSGet Rating) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares WISeKey International and Cars.com’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
WISeKey International $22.26 million 1.15 -$20.34 million N/A N/A
Cars.com $623.68 million 1.03 $7.72 million $0.08 116.26

Cars.com has higher revenue and earnings than WISeKey International.

Volatility and Risk

WISeKey International has a beta of 2.1, indicating that its stock price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cars.com has a beta of 2.03, indicating that its stock price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for WISeKey International and Cars.com, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WISeKey International 0 0 1 0 3.00
Cars.com 0 1 4 0 2.80

WISeKey International currently has a consensus price target of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 495.24%. Cars.com has a consensus price target of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 93.55%. Given WISeKey International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe WISeKey International is more favorable than Cars.com.

Profitability

This table compares WISeKey International and Cars.com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WISeKey International N/A N/A N/A
Cars.com 1.08% 1.82% 0.66%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.1% of WISeKey International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.2% of Cars.com shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Cars.com shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Cars.com beats WISeKey International on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

WISeKey International Company Profile (Get Rating)

WISeKey International Holding AG, a cybersecurity company, provides integrated security solutions for the internet of things (IoT) and digital identity ecosystems in Switzerland, rest of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company operates through three segments: IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Managed Public Key Infrastructure (mPKI). It offers microcontrollers that provides identity to various connected devices; and mPKI, which include digital identity, certificate management and signing solutions, and trust services, as well as offers digital certificates; software as a service, including cloud-based certificate life-cycle-management and signing and authentication solutions; software licenses; post-contract customer support for cybersecurity applications; and infrastructure hosting and monitoring services. The company also develops, markets, hosts, and supports a range of solutions that enable secure digital identification of people, content, and objects by generating digital identities through its products and services in cybersecurity services, IoT, digital brand management, and mobile security, which enable clients to monetize their existing user bases, as well as expand its eco-system. In addition, the company operates ISTANA platform to manage components in an intelligent car by providing digital identities based on PKI technology.; and engages in financing, sales, and distribution activities. Further, it provides AI solutions through knowledge automation. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland.

Cars.com Company Profile (Get Rating)

Cars.com Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a digital automotive marketplace that connects local car dealers to consumers in the United States. The company offers a suite of digital solutions that creates connections between individuals researching cars or looking to purchase a car with car dealerships and automotive original equipment manufacturers. It also sells online subscription advertising products to car dealerships by its direct sales force, as well as through its affiliate sales channel. In addition, the company sells display advertising to national advertisers. Further, it offers online automotive marketplace service that connects buyers and sellers through Cars.com, Auto.com, DealerRater.com, NewCars.com, PickupTrucks.com, DealerInspire.com, and LaunchDigitalMarketing.com Websites. Its platform hosts approximately 4.9 million new and used vehicle listings and serves approximately 20,000 franchise and independent car dealers. Cars.com Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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