Head to Head Review: Marathon Patent Group (MARA) versus Its Rivals
Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ: MARA) is one of 20 public companies in the “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Marathon Patent Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
11.2% of Marathon Patent Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.0% of Marathon Patent Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Marathon Patent Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Marathon Patent Group||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|Marathon Patent Group Competitors||46||282||591||14||2.61|
Marathon Patent Group currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 110.53%. As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 5.28%. Given Marathon Patent Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Marathon Patent Group is more favorable than its peers.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Marathon Patent Group and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Marathon Patent Group||$36.63 million||-$28.66 million||-0.62|
|Marathon Patent Group Competitors||$850.65 million||$28.19 million||165.10|
Marathon Patent Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Marathon Patent Group. Marathon Patent Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Volatility & Risk
Marathon Patent Group has a beta of 1.48, meaning that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Marathon Patent Group’s peers have a beta of 0.62, meaning that their average share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Marathon Patent Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Marathon Patent Group||-4,941.55%||-1,139.06%||-228.87%|
|Marathon Patent Group Competitors||-280.86%||-67.94%||-14.36%|
Marathon Patent Group peers beat Marathon Patent Group on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
About Marathon Patent Group
Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA) is engaged in acquiring patents and patent rights from owners or other ventures. The Company monetizes its portfolio of patents and patent rights by entering into license discussions. The Company owns around 378 United States and foreign patents, and patent rights across a range of technologies and markets. The Company owns around 22 patent applications across a range of technologies and markets.
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