Head-To-Head Review: Marathon Patent Group (MARA) versus Patriot Scientific (PTSC)
Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ:MARA) and Patriot Scientific (OTCMKTS:PTSC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
3.2% of Marathon Patent Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of Marathon Patent Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Patriot Scientific shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Marathon Patent Group and Patriot Scientific, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Marathon Patent Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares Marathon Patent Group and Patriot Scientific’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Marathon Patent Group||-819.90%||-201.79%||-137.54%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Marathon Patent Group and Patriot Scientific’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Marathon Patent Group||$1.56 million||15.79||-$12.81 million||N/A||N/A|
|Patriot Scientific||N/A||N/A||-$1.20 million||N/A||N/A|
Patriot Scientific has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Marathon Patent Group.
Risk and Volatility
Marathon Patent Group has a beta of 2.24, meaning that its stock price is 124% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Patriot Scientific has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Marathon Patent Group Company Profile
Marathon Patent Group, Inc. focuses on mining digital assets. It owns cryptocurrency mining machines and a data center to mine digital assets. The company was formerly known as American Strategic Minerals Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Patent Group, Inc. in February 2013. Marathon Patent Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Patriot Scientific Company Profile
Patriot Scientific Corporation focuses on commercializing microprocessor technologies through broad and open licensing. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Carlsbad, California.
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