BOX (BOX) vs. Link Motion (LKM) Head to Head Comparison

Link Motion (NYSE: LKM) and BOX (NYSE:BOX) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Link Motion has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BOX has a beta of 1.16, suggesting that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Link Motion and BOX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Link Motion -9.15% 29.16% 14.37%
BOX -28.62% -466.74% -29.95%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Link Motion and BOX’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Link Motion $57.61 million 1.92 -$27.12 million N/A N/A
BOX $506.14 million 6.88 -$154.96 million ($1.16) -21.43

Link Motion has higher earnings, but lower revenue than BOX.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Link Motion and BOX, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Link Motion 0 0 1 0 3.00
BOX 0 6 9 0 2.60

Link Motion presently has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 1,050.44%. BOX has a consensus target price of $26.14, indicating a potential upside of 5.16%. Given Link Motion’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Link Motion is more favorable than BOX.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.4% of Link Motion shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.4% of BOX shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.5% of BOX shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Link Motion beats BOX on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Link Motion

Link Motion Inc. operates as a smart car and smart ride company in the People's Republic of China and internationally. Its offerings include enabling technology solutions and secure connected carputers for the ecosystem of car businesses; and consumer ride sharing services, as well as mobile security, productivity, and other related applications. The company was formerly known as NQ Mobile Inc. and changed its name to Link Motion Inc. in March 2018. Link Motion Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

About BOX

Box, Inc. provides cloud content management platform that enables organizations of various sizes to manage and share their enterprise content from anywhere or any device. The company's Software-as-a-Service platform enables users to collaborate on content internally and with external parties, automate content-driven business processes, develop custom applications, and implement data protection, security, and compliance features. Box, Inc. offers its solution in 23 languages. It serves healthcare and life sciences, financial services, legal services, media and entertainment, retail, education, and energy industries, as well as government sector primarily in the United States. The company was formerly known as Box.net, Inc. and changed its name to Box, Inc. in November 2011. Box, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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