Canaan (NASDAQ:CAN – Get Rating) and Alimco Financial (OTCMKTS:ALMC – Get Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Canaan and Alimco Financial’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Canaan||$782.52 million||0.69||$313.89 million||$2.06||1.52|
Canaan has higher revenue and earnings than Alimco Financial.
Risk & Volatility
Insider & Institutional Ownership
15.2% of Canaan shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Alimco Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Canaan shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 35.1% of Alimco Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Canaan and Alimco Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Canaan and Alimco Financial, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Canaan currently has a consensus price target of $7.67, indicating a potential upside of 144.16%. Given Canaan’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Canaan is more favorable than Alimco Financial.
Canaan beats Alimco Financial on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Canaan Inc. engages in the research, design, and sale of integrated circuit (IC) final mining equipment products by integrating IC products for bitcoin mining and related components primarily in the People's Republic of China. It is also involved in the assembly and distribution of mining equipment and spare parts. The company has a strategic cooperation with Northern Data AG in the areas of artificial intelligence development, blockchain technology, and datacenter operations. Canaan Inc. was founded in 2013 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.
About Alimco Financial
Alimco Financial Corporation focuses on business financing solutions. The company was formerly known as Alliance Semiconductor Corporation and changed its name to Alimco Financial Corporation in 2017. Alimco Financial Corporation was founded in 1985 and is based in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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