Accelerize (NASDAQ: ACLZ) and Remark Media (NASDAQ:MARK) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Accelerize and Remark Media’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Accelerize $23.84 million N/A $529,273.00 N/A N/A
Remark Media $62.65 million 0.82 -$11.44 million ($1.34) -1.69

Accelerize has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Remark Media.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

14.8% of Remark Media shares are held by institutional investors. 36.5% of Remark Media shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Accelerize and Remark Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Accelerize -0.93% N/A -3.12%
Remark Media -45.02% -4,860.73% -18.16%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Accelerize and Remark Media, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Accelerize 0 0 0 0 N/A
Remark Media 0 0 1 0 3.00

Remark Media has a consensus target price of $8.00, indicating a potential upside of 252.42%. Given Remark Media’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Remark Media is more favorable than Accelerize.

Summary

Remark Media beats Accelerize on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Accelerize

Accelerize Inc. owns and operates CAKE and getcake.com, a marketing technology that provides a suite of marketing intelligence tools. The Company’s software-as-a service (SaaS) is an enterprise solution, which provides online tracking and analytics solutions for advertisers and online marketers. The Company provides software solutions for businesses interested in optimizing their digital advertising spend. The Company’s CAKE for Advertisers allows brands to track, attribute and optimize digital marketing campaigns in real-time. The Company’s CAKE SaaS marketing platform is used by various companies and customer-base of enterprise performance marketing networks and advertisers. Its CAKE platform supports multiple languages and currencies so online marketers can track the performance of their marketing campaigns and target their digital spend on a global scale. The Company’s CAKE allows users to qualify their leads using business rules, reducing the number of fraudulent leads.

About Remark Media

Remark Holdings, Inc., formerly Remark Media, Inc., owns, operates and acquires digital media properties across multiple verticals. The Company operates through the travel and entertainment segment. The travel and entertainment segment includes the Vegas.com and its Roomlia mobile application. The Company is engaged in the sale of various travel and entertainment products, including air travel, show tickets and tours, which are booked through its travel and entertainment segment, consisting of Vegas.com and its related Websites, including LasVegas.com, mobile applications and retail locations. KanKan, its social media application and data intelligence platform, aggregates content and consumer-shopping data across social media platforms and then stores it after scrubbing, analyzing, and organizing the collected information. For users, the application allows them to explore the world around them, communicate with friends, make friends, and respond to each other’s social media posts.

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