LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN – Get Rating) and CTGX Mining (OTCMKTS:CHCX – Get Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.
This is a summary of current ratings for LivePerson and CTGX Mining, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
LivePerson currently has a consensus target price of $15.92, suggesting a potential upside of 42.88%. Given LivePerson’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe LivePerson is more favorable than CTGX Mining.
Risk & Volatility
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares LivePerson and CTGX Mining’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|LivePerson||$469.62 million||1.79||-$124.97 million||($3.10)||-3.59|
CTGX Mining has lower revenue, but higher earnings than LivePerson.
This table compares LivePerson and CTGX Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional and Insider Ownership
86.4% of LivePerson shares are held by institutional investors. 9.0% of LivePerson shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of CTGX Mining shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
LivePerson beats CTGX Mining on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
LivePerson, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides conversational commerce software and Gainshare solutions. It operates in two segments, Business and Consumer. The Business segment enables brands to leverage LiveEngage's intelligence engine to connect with consumers through an integrated suite of mobile and online business messaging technologies. The Consumer segment facilitates online transactions between experts and users seeking information and knowledge through mobile and online messaging. The company offers the Conversational Cloud, an enterprise-class and cloud-based platform, which enables businesses and consumers to connect through conversational interfaces, such as in-app and mobile messaging. It also provides professional services and value-added business consulting services. The company sells its products through direct and indirect sales channels to Fortune 500 companies, Internet businesses, online merchants, small businesses, automotive dealers, universities, libraries, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. It operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company has strategic partnerships with TTEC that focuses on customer experience; and DMI to redefine customer experience with digital engagement, messaging, and artificial intelligence driven automation. LivePerson, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
About CTGX Mining
CTGX Mining, Inc., through its subsidiary, Sackets Harbor Brewing Company, develops, produces, and markets micro brewed beers. The company offers its products under the brand names of War of 1812 Amber Ale, Railroad Red Ale, Thousand Island Pale Ale, 1812 Amber Ale Light, and Harbor Wheat. It also develops complementary products, such Sackets Harbor Coffee and Sackets Harbor Brewing Co. Root Beer. The company was formerly known as Harbor Brewing Co., Inc. and changed its name to CTGX Mining, Inc. in November 2012. CTGX Mining, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California.
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