Critical Contrast: alpha-En (OTCMKTS:ALPE) vs. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (NASDAQ:CSSE)

alpha-En (OTCMKTS:ALPEGet Free Report) and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (NASDAQ:CSSEGet Free Report) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

59.0% of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment shares are held by institutional investors. 57.7% of alpha-En shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 39.9% of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares alpha-En and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
alpha-En N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment $252.81 million 0.04 -$101.54 million ($8.09) -0.04

alpha-En has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for alpha-En and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
alpha-En 0 0 0 0 N/A
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment 0 2 5 0 2.71

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has a consensus target price of $5.50, suggesting a potential upside of 1,517.65%. Given Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is more favorable than alpha-En.

Risk and Volatility

alpha-En has a beta of 0.22, suggesting that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares alpha-En and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
alpha-En N/A N/A N/A
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment -44.55% -254.17% -18.77%

Summary

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment beats alpha-En on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About alpha-En

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alpha-En Corporation, a development stage company, focuses on developing technologies for commercial manufacturing lithium metal for use in low-weight and high energy-density batteries; and compounds of lithium. The company was formerly known as Avenue Entertainment Group, Inc. and changed its name to alpha-En Corporation in July 2008. alpha-En Corporation was founded in 1969 and is based in Yonkers, New York.

About Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. operates as a streaming video-on-demand (VOD) company in the United States and internationally. It owns and operates various ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks, including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Popcornflix Comedy, Espa├▒olflix, and FrightPix. The company distributes and exhibits content through the Crackle Plus and Redbox streaming services including AVOD, FAST, TVOD platforms, such as connected TVs, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, and the web through its owned and operated platforms. It also produces and licenses movies, television series, and programs; and produces long and short-form video content. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Cos Cob, Connecticut. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul Productions, LLC.

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