Marathon Digital (NASDAQ:MARA) & NerdWallet (NASDAQ:NRDS) Financial Analysis

Marathon Digital (NASDAQ:MARAGet Rating) and NerdWallet (NASDAQ:NRDSGet Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Marathon Digital and NerdWallet’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Marathon Digital -68.64% 19.68% 12.54%
NerdWallet N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.9% of Marathon Digital shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.0% of NerdWallet shares are held by institutional investors. 4.6% of Marathon Digital shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 49.6% of NerdWallet shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Marathon Digital and NerdWallet, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Marathon Digital 0 0 5 0 3.00
NerdWallet 0 1 7 0 2.88

Marathon Digital presently has a consensus target price of $53.60, indicating a potential upside of 421.91%. NerdWallet has a consensus target price of $24.93, indicating a potential upside of 120.02%. Given Marathon Digital’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Marathon Digital is more favorable than NerdWallet.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Marathon Digital and NerdWallet’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Marathon Digital $150.46 million 7.26 -$36.17 million ($1.34) -7.66
NerdWallet $379.60 million 2.00 N/A N/A N/A

NerdWallet has higher revenue and earnings than Marathon Digital.

About Marathon Digital (Get Rating)

Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. operates as a digital asset technology company that mines cryptocurrencies with a focus on the blockchain ecosystem and the generation of digital assets in United States. As of December 31, 2021, it had approximately 8,115 bitcoins, which included the 4,794 bitcoins held in the investment fund. 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 Las Vegas, Nevada.

About NerdWallet (Get Rating)

NerdWallet, Inc. operates a digital platform that provides consumer-driven advice about personal finance by connecting individuals and small and mid-sized businesses with financial products providers. The company's platform offers guidance to consumers through educational content, tools and calculators, and product marketplaces, as well as NerdWallet app for various financial products, including credit cards, mortgages, insurance, SMB products, personal loans, banking, investing, and student loans. It serves customers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California.

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