NQ Mobile (NYSE: LKM) and Evolent Health (NYSE:EVH) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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9.7% of NQ Mobile shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.8% of Evolent Health shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.8% of Evolent Health shares are owned 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.

Volatility and Risk

NQ Mobile has a beta of 1.53, suggesting that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Evolent Health has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for NQ Mobile and Evolent Health, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NQ Mobile 0 0 1 0 3.00
Evolent Health 0 0 12 0 3.00

NQ Mobile presently has a consensus price target of $13.00, suggesting a potential upside of 493.61%. Evolent Health has a consensus price target of $25.33, suggesting a potential upside of 75.93%. Given NQ Mobile’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe NQ Mobile is more favorable than Evolent Health.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares NQ Mobile and Evolent Health’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NQ Mobile $343.05 million 0.62 -$127.59 million ($2.41) -0.91
Evolent Health $434.95 million 2.56 -$60.66 million ($0.98) -14.69

Evolent Health has higher revenue and earnings than NQ Mobile. Evolent Health is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NQ Mobile, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares NQ Mobile and Evolent Health’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NQ Mobile -173.60% -2.29% -1.18%
Evolent Health -14.05% -3.51% -2.79%


Evolent Health beats NQ Mobile on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NQ Mobile

Link Motion Inc, formerly NQ Mobile Inc., is a mobile internet service provider. The Company mainly provides smart cars and smart driving operation services. The Company mainly operates two major business activities: Smart Travel business and Smart Car business. The Smart Travel business mainly provides services through online booking and time-sharing. The Smart Car business mainly provides consumers with differentiated in-car experience services.

About Evolent Health

Evolent Health, Inc. is engaged in healthcare delivery and payment. The Company supports health systems and physician organizations in their migration toward value-based care and population health management. The Company provides an end-to-end, technology-enabled services platform for providers. The Company’s platform, powered by its technology, processes and integrated services, enables providers to migrate their economic orientation from fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement to payment models that reward value-based payment models. The Company’s services include providing its customers, with a population management platform, integrated data and analytics capabilities, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and comprehensive health plan administration services. Its value-based operations are empowered and supported by Identifi. Identifi is the Company’s technology platform that aggregates and analyzes data, manages care workflows and engages patients.

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