CUR Media (OTCMKTS:CURM) and Spotify Technology (NYSE:SPOT) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.3% of Spotify Technology shares are held by institutional investors. 24.9% of CUR Media shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CUR Media and Spotify Technology’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CUR Media N/A N/A -$2.54 million N/A N/A
Spotify Technology $6.21 billion 3.81 -$92.11 million ($0.60) -221.27

CUR Media has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Spotify Technology.


This table compares CUR Media and Spotify Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CUR Media N/A N/A N/A
Spotify Technology -1.08% 13.72% 5.62%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for CUR Media and Spotify Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CUR Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
Spotify Technology 0 0 3 0 3.00

Spotify Technology has a consensus target price of $172.33, indicating a potential upside of 29.81%. Given Spotify Technology’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Spotify Technology is more favorable than CUR Media.


Spotify Technology beats CUR Media on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

CUR Media Company Profile

CÜR Media, Inc., an Internet music service, focuses on providing a paid subscription Internet radio service offering listeners streaming music on the Web and mobile devices under the CÜR brand. It also intends to offer personalized advertising in the form of display ads, email, and text messages; and to sell music, concert tickets, and merchandise through its music streaming service, as well as music downloads. The company was formerly known as Duane Street Corp and changed its name to CÜR Media, Inc. in January 2014. CÜR Media, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Spotify Technology Company Profile

Spotify Technology S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides music streaming services worldwide. It operates through two segments, Premium and Ad-Supported. The Premium segment offers commercial-free music services to subscribers comprising unlimited online and offline high-quality streaming access to its catalog. The Ad-Supported segment provides ad-supported users with limited on-demand online access to its catalog. As of December 31, 2018, the company's platform included 207 million monthly active users and 96 million premium subscribers in approximately 78 countries and territories. Spotify Technology S.A. was founded in 2006 and is based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

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