Gorilla Technology Group (NASDAQ:GRRR) and Confluent (NASDAQ:CFLT) Critical Survey

Gorilla Technology Group (NASDAQ:GRRRGet Rating) and Confluent (NASDAQ:CFLTGet Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Gorilla Technology Group and Confluent, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gorilla Technology Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Confluent 0 5 8 0 2.62

Confluent has a consensus price target of $48.31, suggesting a potential upside of 43.22%. Given Confluent’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Confluent is more favorable than Gorilla Technology Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.2% of Confluent shares are owned by institutional investors. 27.9% of Confluent shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Gorilla Technology Group has a beta of 0.43, meaning that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Confluent has a beta of 1.3, meaning that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Gorilla Technology Group and Confluent’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gorilla Technology Group N/A N/A $8.50 million N/A N/A
Confluent $387.86 million 24.21 -$342.80 million ($1.63) -20.69

Gorilla Technology Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Confluent.

Profitability

This table compares Gorilla Technology Group and Confluent’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gorilla Technology Group N/A -80.44% 5.56%
Confluent -90.30% -48.98% -21.80%

Summary

Confluent beats Gorilla Technology Group on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Gorilla Technology Group

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Gorilla Technology Group Inc. provides video intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) security, and edge content management hardware, software, and services in the Asia Pacific region. The company operates through three segments: Video IoT, Security Convergence, and Other segments. It offers intelligent video analytics AI models for various verticals, such as behavioral analytics, people/face recognition, vehicle analysis, object recognition, and business intelligence that can scan video for patterns and distinguish specific items using AI algorithms and metadata. The company also provides information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) security convergence AI algorithms for system administrators and security engineers to detect suspicious behaviors in real time; network anomaly detection AI models; and endpoint malware and suspicious behavior detection AI models. In addition, it offers intelligent video analytics (IVA) appliances to analyze and turn unstructured video and picture data into structured data; IVAR appliance that provides insight into business and operations in a statistic dashboard; smart attendance to track employee health and safety, work hours, clock-ins/outs, and absenteeism, as well as to protect company assets and intellectual properties; event and video management system appliances to store event/object attributes in temporal-spatial big data database from Gorilla; and operation technology security appliance to monitor and control physical devices, processes, and infrastructure, as well as to protect industrial systems and networks from various threats. Further, the company provides smart retail SaaS for shopper demographics, visualized shopper behavior, and advanced data analytics, smart city and transportation SaaS for traffic management, public safety, and planning data; and endpoint security SaaS that protects endpoints against security threats. Gorilla Technology Group Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is based in Taipei, Taiwan.

About Confluent

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Confluent, Inc. operates a data streaming platform in the United States and internationally. It offers Confluent Cloud, a managed cloud-native service for connecting and processing data; and Confluent Platform, an enterprise-grade self-managed software that connects and processes data in real-time with the foundational platform for data in motion. It also provides Kafka Connect that enables to build connectors to integrate Apache Kafka with other apps and data systems; ksqlDB, a database for stream processing applications; and stream governance, a solution that is designed for the intricacies of streaming data, which allows teams to expand usage of real-time data without bypassing requirements for risk management and regulatory compliance. In addition, it also offers training and professional services. The company was formerly known as Infinitem, Inc. and changed its name to Confluent, Inc. in September 2014. Confluent, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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