Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ:MULN) versus Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) Head-To-Head Comparison

Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ:MULNGet Rating) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANYGet Rating) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Mullen Automotive and Sphere 3D’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mullen Automotive N/A N/A -138.52%
Sphere 3D -712.04% -17.77% -15.15%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.5% of Mullen Automotive shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.4% of Sphere 3D shares are held by institutional investors. 84.7% of Mullen Automotive shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Sphere 3D shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mullen Automotive and Sphere 3D’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mullen Automotive $65.71 million 7.18 -$36.46 million ($0.66) -2.15
Sphere 3D $3.72 million 17.03 -$17.29 million ($0.66) -1.51

Sphere 3D has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Mullen Automotive. Mullen Automotive is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sphere 3D, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Mullen Automotive and Sphere 3D, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mullen Automotive 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sphere 3D 0 0 1 0 3.00

Volatility and Risk

Mullen Automotive has a beta of 2.76, meaning that its stock price is 176% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sphere 3D has a beta of 2.23, meaning that its stock price is 123% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Mullen Automotive beats Sphere 3D on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mullen Automotive Company Profile (Get Rating)

Mullen Automotive, Inc., an electric vehicle company, manufactures and distributes electric vehicles. It also operates CarHub, a digital platform that leverages AI to offer an interactive solution for buying, selling, and owning a car; and provides battery technology and emergency point-of-care solutions. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Brea, California.

Sphere 3D Company Profile (Get Rating)

Sphere 3D Corp. focuses on operating as a carbon neutral bitcoin mining company. It also provides data management solutions through hybrid cloud, cloud, and on-premises implementations directly and through its reseller network and professional services organization. Its products portfolio includes HVE-STACK high density server, which provides computer and storage appliance for the data centers; HVE-VELOCITY, a high availability dual enclosure storage area network that offers reliability and integrity for optimal data storage, protection, and recovery; HVE 3DGFX, a virtual desktop infrastructure solution; HVE STAGE, a server virtualization platform; and HVE VAULT, an appliance designed to handle requirements for backup and replication storage. In addition, it offers self-service and support services. Sphere 3D Corp. is based in Toronto, Canada.

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