Critical Contrast: CuriosityStream (NASDAQ:CURI) & Sports Ventures Acquisition (NASDAQ:AKIC)

CuriosityStream (NASDAQ:CURIGet Rating) and Sports Ventures Acquisition (NASDAQ:AKICGet Rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

20.4% of CuriosityStream shares are held by institutional investors. 51.0% of CuriosityStream shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for CuriosityStream and Sports Ventures Acquisition, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CuriosityStream 1 1 4 0 2.50
Sports Ventures Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A

CuriosityStream currently has a consensus target price of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 512.24%. Given CuriosityStream’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe CuriosityStream is more favorable than Sports Ventures Acquisition.

Risk and Volatility

CuriosityStream has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sports Ventures Acquisition has a beta of -0.04, indicating that its share price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares CuriosityStream and Sports Ventures Acquisition’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CuriosityStream -44.04% -24.66% -18.26%
Sports Ventures Acquisition N/A -135.79% -2.53%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CuriosityStream and Sports Ventures Acquisition’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CuriosityStream $71.26 million 1.09 -$37.63 million ($0.85) -1.73
Sports Ventures Acquisition N/A N/A $4.94 million N/A N/A

Sports Ventures Acquisition has lower revenue, but higher earnings than CuriosityStream.

Summary

CuriosityStream beats Sports Ventures Acquisition on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

CuriosityStream Company Profile (Get Rating)

CuriosityStream Inc. operates as a factual content streaming service and media company. The company provides premium video programming services in various categories of factual entertainment, including science, history, society, nature, lifestyle, and technology through direct subscription video on-demand (SVoD) platforms accessible by internet connected devices, or indirectly via distribution partners who deliver CuriosityStream content via the distributor's platform or system; and through bundled content licenses for SVoD and linear offerings, partner bulk sales, brand partnerships, and content sales. It offers streaming content through devices, including televisions, set-top boxes, computers, streaming media players, game consoles, and mobile devices. As of December 31, 2021, it had approximately 23 million total paying subscribers, including direct subscribers, partner direct subscribers, and bundled MVPD subscribers. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Sports Ventures Acquisition Company Profile (Get Rating)

Sports Ventures Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. The company focuses on effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. It intends to focus on businesses operating in the sports, media, and entertainment sectors, including traditional and emerging sports, as well as film and television production and infrastructure. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Bal Harbour, Florida.

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