Comparing CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) & GAN (NASDAQ:GAN)

GAN (NASDAQ:GANGet Rating) and CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVAGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for GAN and CEVA, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GAN 0 1 1 0 2.50
CEVA 0 0 2 0 3.00

GAN currently has a consensus price target of $9.17, suggesting a potential upside of 245.91%. CEVA has a consensus price target of $51.67, suggesting a potential upside of 83.28%. Given GAN’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe GAN is more favorable than CEVA.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares GAN and CEVA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GAN $125.43 million 0.89 -$30.59 million ($1.41) -1.88
CEVA $122.71 million 5.33 $400,000.00 $0.04 704.93

CEVA has lower revenue, but higher earnings than GAN. GAN is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CEVA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

32.7% of GAN shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.4% of CEVA shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.7% of GAN shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.8% of CEVA 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

GAN has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CEVA has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares GAN and CEVA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GAN -43.86% -13.61% -11.18%
CEVA 0.66% 2.07% 1.75%

Summary

CEVA beats GAN on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GAN

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GAN Limited operates as a business-to-business (B2B) supplier of enterprise software-as-a-service solutions to online casino gaming and sports betting applications in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, B2B and Business-to-Consumer (B2C). It offers and licenses GameSTACK, an internet gaming platform that provides turnkey technology solution for regulated real-money internet gambling, online sports betting, and virtual simulated gaming. The company also offers online sports betting, online casino game, and peer-to-peer poker services through its coolbet.com website, as well as a range of development, marketing, and customer support services designed to deploy and provide ongoing operational support for its software systems. It serves regional operators and individual tribal casino operators. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

About CEVA

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CEVA, Inc. operates as a licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies to semiconductor and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) companies worldwide. It designs and licenses various digital signal processors, AI processors, wireless platforms, and complementary software for sensor fusion, image enhancement, computer vision, voice input, and artificial intelligence (AI). The company licenses a family of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, and integrated IP solutions, including DSP-based platforms for 5G baseband processing in mobile, IoT, and infrastructure; imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled devices; audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets; sensor fusion software and inertial measurement unit solutions for hearables, wearables, AR/VR, PC, robotics, remote controls, and IoT; and wireless IoT for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 4/5/6/6E, Ultra-wideband (UWB), and NB-IoT. Its technologies are licensed to companies, which design, manufacture, market, and sell application-specific integrated circuits and application-specific standard products to mobile, consumer, automotive, robotics, industrial, aerospace and defense, and IoT companies for incorporation into various end products. The company delivers its DSP cores, platforms, and AI processors in the form of a hardware description language definition; and offers development platforms, software development kits, and software debug tools that facilitate system design, debug, and software development. The company licenses its technology through a direct sales force. The company was formerly known as ParthusCeva, Inc. and changed its name to CEVA, Inc. in December 2003. CEVA, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.

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