Blend Labs (NYSE:BLND – Get Rating) and Taboola.com (NASDAQ:TBLA – Get 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, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Blend Labs and Taboola.com’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Blend Labs||$234.49 million||1.44||-$169.14 million||($3.27)||-0.46|
|Taboola.com||$1.38 billion||0.31||-$24.95 million||($0.11)||-16.54|
Taboola.com has higher revenue and earnings than Blend Labs. Taboola.com is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Blend Labs, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Blend Labs currently has a consensus target price of $3.68, suggesting a potential upside of 145.19%. Taboola.com has a consensus target price of $5.13, suggesting a potential upside of 181.59%. Given Taboola.com’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Taboola.com is more favorable than Blend Labs.
Volatility and Risk
Blend Labs has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Taboola.com has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
59.5% of Blend Labs shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.9% of Taboola.com shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.6% of Blend Labs shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Blend Labs and Taboola.com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Taboola.com beats Blend Labs on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Blend Labs
Blend Labs, Inc. provides cloud-based software platform solutions for financial services firms in the United States. It operates in two segments, Blend Platform and Title365. The company offers a suite of white-label products for mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, vehicle loans, personal loans, credit cards, and deposit accounts. It also provides a suite of mortgage products that facilitates homeownership journey for consumers comprising close, income verification for mortgage, homeowners insurance, and realty. In addition, the company offers title search procedures for title insurance policies, escrow, and other closing and settlement services, as well as other trustee services; and professional and consulting services. It serves banks, credit unions, financial technology companies, and non-bank mortgage lenders. Blend Labs, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Taboola.com Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates an artificial intelligence-based algorithmic engine platform in Israel, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, France, and internationally. It offers Taboola, a platform that partners with websites, devices, and mobile apps to recommend editorial content and advertisements on the open web to users. Taboola.com Ltd. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Taboola.com Ltd. was formerly a subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
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