Critical Comparison: Skillz (NYSE:SKLZ) versus DATATRAK International (OTCMKTS:DTRK)

Skillz (NYSE:SKLZ) and DATATRAK International (OTCMKTS:DTRK) are both consumer discretionary 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, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Skillz and DATATRAK International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Skillz $230.12 million 15.62 -$145.51 million ($0.41) -21.76
DATATRAK International $7.16 million 3.22 -$90,000.00 N/A N/A

DATATRAK International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Skillz.

Profitability

This table compares Skillz and DATATRAK International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Skillz N/A -45.82% -22.31%
DATATRAK International 5.91% 27.45% 5.09%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Skillz and DATATRAK International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Skillz 0 4 5 0 2.56
DATATRAK International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Skillz currently has a consensus price target of $23.61, suggesting a potential upside of 164.70%. Given Skillz’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Skillz is more favorable than DATATRAK International.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

49.2% of Skillz shares are held by institutional investors. 27.3% of Skillz shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.0% of DATATRAK International 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.

Risk & Volatility

Skillz has a beta of 0.08, meaning that its share price is 92% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DATATRAK International has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About Skillz

Skillz Inc. operates a mobile games platform that connects players worldwide. Its platform hosts casual esports tournaments. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About DATATRAK International

DATATRAK International, Inc. is a technology and services company, which delivers global eClinical solutions for the clinical trials industry. Its services support clients in the clinical pharmaceutical, biotechnology, contract research organization, academic research organizations and medical device research industries. The company was founded on July 17, 1991 and is headquartered in Mayfield Heights, OH.

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