SurgePays (NASDAQ:SURG) vs. Starbox Group (NASDAQ:STBX) Critical Review

SurgePays (NASDAQ:SURGGet Rating) and Starbox Group (NASDAQ:STBXGet 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 valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

7.1% of SurgePays shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.4% of SurgePays shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares SurgePays and Starbox Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SurgePays -10.58% -492.78% -42.02%
Starbox Group N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for SurgePays and Starbox Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SurgePays 0 0 2 0 3.00
Starbox Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

SurgePays currently has a consensus target price of $8.38, indicating a potential upside of 42.67%. Given SurgePays’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SurgePays is more favorable than Starbox Group.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SurgePays and Starbox Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SurgePays $51.06 million 1.41 -$13.53 million ($1.17) -5.02
Starbox Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Starbox Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than SurgePays.

Summary

SurgePays beats Starbox Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SurgePays

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SurgePays, Inc., a financial technology and telecommunications company, provides services to the underbanked community in the United States. Its blockchain platform utilizes a suite of financial and prepaid products to convert corner stores and bodegas into tech-hubs for underbanked neighborhoods. The company offers voice and SMS text messaging services to subsidized and direct retail prepaid customers, as well as to low-income consumers. It also offers subsidized mobile broadband services to consumers in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas, as well as prepaid wireless plans. In addition, the company provides marketing business intelligence, plaintiff generation, and case load management solutions primarily to law firms in the mass tort industry. Further, it operates a bilingual operations center offering the Company with sales support, customer service, IT infrastructure design, graphic media, database programming, software development, revenue assurance, lead generation, and other various operational support services. The company is headquartered in Bartlett, Tennessee.

About Starbox Group

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Starbox Group Holdings Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides digital advertising services to retail merchant advertisers through websites and mobile apps in Malaysia. It connects retail merchants with individual online and offline shoppers to facilitate transactions through cash rebate programs offered by retail merchants. The company also provides payment solutions to merchants; and network marketing services. Starbox Group Holdings Ltd was founded in 2019 and is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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