Reviewing LightInTheBox (NYSE:LITB) and Velocity Acquisition (NASDAQ:VELO)

LightInTheBox (NYSE:LITBGet Rating) and Velocity Acquisition (NASDAQ:VELOGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

LightInTheBox has a beta of 0.4, meaning that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Velocity Acquisition has a beta of 0.01, meaning that its share price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for LightInTheBox and Velocity Acquisition, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LightInTheBox 0 0 0 0 N/A
Velocity Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

54.3% of LightInTheBox shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.9% of Velocity Acquisition shares are owned by institutional investors. 62.2% of LightInTheBox shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares LightInTheBox and Velocity Acquisition’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LightInTheBox 1.47% 10.57% 3.60%
Velocity Acquisition N/A -123.33% 5.09%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares LightInTheBox and Velocity Acquisition’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LightInTheBox $446.10 million 0.28 $13.13 million $0.05 22.20
Velocity Acquisition N/A N/A $10.20 million N/A N/A

LightInTheBox has higher revenue and earnings than Velocity Acquisition.


LightInTheBox beats Velocity Acquisition on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About LightInTheBox

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LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. operates as a cross-border e-commerce platform that delivers products directly to its customers worldwide. The company provides customized, special occasion, and fast fashion apparel products; and other general merchandise products, such as accessories and gadgets, home garden products, toys and hobbies, electronics and communication devices, and other products. It also offers supplier chain management, research and development, customer, marketing, administrative and general support, logistic, warehouse management, and local delivery services, as well as engages in the product sourcing, marketing, and operation of its websites and mobile applications. The company provides its products through,,, and other websites and mobile applications, which are available in 25 languages and cover approximately 140 countries and regions. LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

About Velocity Acquisition

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Velocity Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses in digital transformation businesses. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

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