Wageworks (NYSE:WAGE) and Live Current Media (OTCMKTS:LIVC) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Volatility and Risk

Wageworks has a beta of 1.67, meaning that its share price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Live Current Media has a beta of 2.6, meaning that its share price is 160% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Wageworks and Live Current Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wageworks 6.96% 5.16% 2.00%
Live Current Media N/A -98.99% -83.79%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Wageworks and Live Current Media, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wageworks 0 1 4 0 2.80
Live Current Media 0 0 0 0 N/A

Wageworks currently has a consensus price target of $57.75, suggesting a potential upside of 18.85%. Given Wageworks’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Wageworks is more favorable than Live Current Media.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Wageworks and Live Current Media’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Wageworks $476.10 million 4.07 $54.39 million N/A N/A
Live Current Media N/A N/A -$770,000.00 N/A N/A

Wageworks has higher revenue and earnings than Live Current Media.

Summary

Wageworks beats Live Current Media on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Wageworks

WageWorks, Inc. is a leader in administering Consumer-Directed Benefits (CDBs). WageWorks is solely dedicated to administering CDBs, including pre-tax spending accounts, such as Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), as well as Commuter Benefit Services, including transit and parking programs, wellness programs, COBRA, and other employee benefits. WageWorks is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices in major locations throughout the United States.

About Live Current Media

Live Current Media Inc. focuses on developing domain names to include content, commerce, and community applications in the United States. The company was formerly known as Communicate.com Inc. and changed its name to Live Current Media Inc. in May 2008. Live Current Media Inc. was founded in 1995 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

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