Marathon Digital (NASDAQ:MARA – Get Free Report) and DoubleDown Interactive (NASDAQ:DDI – Get Free Report) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Marathon Digital and DoubleDown Interactive’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Marathon Digital and DoubleDown Interactive’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Marathon Digital||$117.75 million||16.43||-$686.74 million||($3.97)||-2.25|
|DoubleDown Interactive||$321.03 million||N/A||-$233.98 million||($3.43)||-2.42|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Marathon Digital and DoubleDown Interactive, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Marathon Digital presently has a consensus price target of $11.91, suggesting a potential upside of 33.55%. DoubleDown Interactive has a consensus price target of $12.25, suggesting a potential upside of 47.59%. Given DoubleDown Interactive’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe DoubleDown Interactive is more favorable than Marathon Digital.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
39.0% of Marathon Digital shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.7% of DoubleDown Interactive shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Marathon Digital shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Marathon Digital has a beta of 5.15, indicating that its stock price is 415% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DoubleDown Interactive has a beta of 0.58, indicating that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.
DoubleDown Interactive beats Marathon Digital on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Marathon Digital
Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. operates as a digital asset technology company that mines digital assets with a focus on the blockchain ecosystem and the generation of digital assets in United States. The company was formerly known as Marathon Patent Group, Inc. and changed its name to Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. in February 2021. Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
About DoubleDown Interactive
DoubleDown Interactive Co., Ltd. engages in the development and publishing of and web-based casual games and mobile applications in South Korea. The company offers DoubleDown Casino, DoubleDown Classic, DoubleDown Fort Knox, and Undead World: Hero Survival games. Its games are primarily distributed, marketed, and promoted through third party platform providers. The company was formerly known as The8Games Co., Ltd. and changed its name to DoubleDown Interactive Co., Ltd. in December 2019. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. DoubleDown Interactive Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of DoubleU Games Co., Ltd.
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