Reviewing Livexlive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) & Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST)

Livexlive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) and Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Livexlive Media has a beta of 1.37, meaning that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Carrols Restaurant Group has a beta of 0.44, meaning that its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Livexlive Media and Carrols Restaurant Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Livexlive Media -105.60% -297.90% -63.35%
Carrols Restaurant Group -0.77% 0.16% 0.04%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Livexlive Media and Carrols Restaurant Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Livexlive Media $33.70 million 4.03 -$37.76 million ($0.72) -3.28
Carrols Restaurant Group $1.18 billion 0.26 $10.10 million $0.30 22.90

Carrols Restaurant Group has higher revenue and earnings than Livexlive Media. Livexlive Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Carrols Restaurant Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

20.3% of Livexlive Media shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.9% of Carrols Restaurant Group shares are held by institutional investors. 36.7% of Livexlive Media shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.0% of Carrols Restaurant Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Livexlive Media and Carrols Restaurant Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Livexlive Media 0 0 3 0 3.00
Carrols Restaurant Group 0 0 3 0 3.00

Livexlive Media currently has a consensus target price of $7.50, suggesting a potential upside of 217.80%. Carrols Restaurant Group has a consensus target price of $14.50, suggesting a potential upside of 111.06%. Given Livexlive Media’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Livexlive Media is more favorable than Carrols Restaurant Group.

Summary

Carrols Restaurant Group beats Livexlive Media on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Livexlive Media Company Profile

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.

Carrols Restaurant Group Company Profile

Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates franchisee restaurants of Burger King in the United States. As of May 7, 2019, it owned and operated 1,010 Burger King and 55 Popeyes restaurants in 23 states.. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Syracuse, New York.

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