Reviewing Video River Networks (OTCMKTS:NIHK) and Ellington Financial (NYSE:EFC)

Ellington Financial (NYSE:EFC) and Video River Networks (OTCMKTS:NIHK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ellington Financial and Video River Networks’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ellington Financial $111.87 million 8.36 $25.00 million $1.63 11.45
Video River Networks $1.63 million 7.88 -$80,000.00 N/A N/A

Ellington Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Video River Networks.

Volatility & Risk

Ellington Financial has a beta of 2.2, suggesting that its share price is 120% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Video River Networks has a beta of -0.97, suggesting that its share price is 197% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ellington Financial and Video River Networks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ellington Financial 155.44% 9.96% 2.13%
Video River Networks 19.13% 269.53% 60.38%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Ellington Financial and Video River Networks, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ellington Financial 0 2 5 0 2.71
Video River Networks 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ellington Financial currently has a consensus target price of $16.56, suggesting a potential downside of 11.24%. Given Ellington Financial’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Ellington Financial is more favorable than Video River Networks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

61.1% of Ellington Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 8.2% of Ellington Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Ellington Financial beats Video River Networks on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ellington Financial

Ellington Financial, Inc. operates as an investment trust. The firm engages in the provision of investment services. It manages mortgage-backed assets, securities, loans and real estate debts. The company was founded on July 9, 2007 and is headquartered in Old Greenwich, CT.

About Video River Networks

Video River Networks, Inc. is a technology holding, which engages in the management of portfolio of electric vehicles, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics assets and businesses. Its assets include operations that design, develop, manufacture, and sell electric vehicles and design, manufacture, install and sell power controls, battery technology, wireless technology, and residential utility meters and remote, mission-critical devices mostly engineered through artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic technologies. The company was founded on April 26, 1983 and is headquartered in Torrance, CA.

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