Comparing Star Buffet (OTCMKTS:STRZ) and Livexlive Media (OTCMKTS:LIVX)

Star Buffet (OTCMKTS:STRZ) and Livexlive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

20.6% of Livexlive Media shares are held by institutional investors. 53.6% of Star Buffet shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 36.7% of Livexlive Media shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Star Buffet and Livexlive Media, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Star Buffet 0 0 0 0 N/A
Livexlive Media 0 0 4 0 3.00

Livexlive Media has a consensus target price of $5.44, suggesting a potential upside of 282.92%. Given Livexlive Media’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Livexlive Media is more favorable than Star Buffet.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Star Buffet and Livexlive Media’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Star Buffet $26.04 million 0.03 -$540,000.00 N/A N/A
Livexlive Media $33.70 million 2.43 -$37.76 million ($0.72) -1.97

Star Buffet has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Livexlive Media.

Risk and Volatility

Star Buffet has a beta of 2.53, meaning that its share price is 153% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Livexlive Media has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Star Buffet and Livexlive Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Star Buffet -4.82% N/A -9.06%
Livexlive Media -105.60% -297.90% -63.35%

Summary

Star Buffet beats Livexlive Media on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Star Buffet

Star Buffet, Inc. owns and operates full service restaurants in the United States. As of July 19, 2018, it operated 27 restaurants in 10 states. The company operates its restaurants under the 4B's, JB's, Barnhill's Salads Buffet Desserts, Casa Bonita, and BuddyFreddys names. Star Buffet, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

About Livexlive Media

LiveXLive Media, Inc. engages in the acquisition, distribution, and monetization of live music, Internet radio, and music-related streaming and video content. The company operates LiveXLive, a live music streaming platform, as well as Slacker Radio, a streaming music service; and produces original music-related content. It also produces, edits, curates, and streams live music events through broadband transmission over the Internet and or satellite networks to its users; provides digital Internet radio and music services to users online and through original equipment manufacturers on a white label basis; and offers ancillary products and services, such as regulatory and post-implementation support services. The company was formerly known as Loton, Corp. and changed its name to LiveXLive Media, Inc. in August 2017. LiveXLive Media, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in West Hollywood, California.

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