CTGX Mining (OTCMKTS:CHCX) & LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) Financial Contrast

LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSNGet Rating) and CTGX Mining (OTCMKTS:CHCXGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.4% of LivePerson shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.0% of LivePerson shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of CTGX Mining shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

LivePerson has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CTGX Mining has a beta of 13.08, indicating that its stock price is 1,208% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares LivePerson and CTGX Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LivePerson -45.31% -105.40% -16.80%
CTGX Mining N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares LivePerson and CTGX Mining’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LivePerson $469.62 million 1.79 -$124.97 million ($3.10) -3.59
CTGX Mining N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

CTGX Mining has lower revenue, but higher earnings than LivePerson.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for LivePerson and CTGX Mining, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LivePerson 2 9 2 0 2.00
CTGX Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A

LivePerson currently has a consensus target price of $15.92, suggesting a potential upside of 42.88%. Given LivePerson’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe LivePerson is more favorable than CTGX Mining.

Summary

LivePerson beats CTGX Mining on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About LivePerson

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LivePerson, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides conversational commerce software and Gainshare solutions. It operates in two segments, Business and Consumer. The Business segment enables brands to leverage LiveEngage's intelligence engine to connect with consumers through an integrated suite of mobile and online business messaging technologies. The Consumer segment facilitates online transactions between experts and users seeking information and knowledge through mobile and online messaging. The company offers the Conversational Cloud, an enterprise-class and cloud-based platform, which enables businesses and consumers to connect through conversational interfaces, such as in-app and mobile messaging. It also provides professional services and value-added business consulting services. The company sells its products through direct and indirect sales channels to Fortune 500 companies, Internet businesses, online merchants, small businesses, automotive dealers, universities, libraries, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. It operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company has strategic partnerships with TTEC that focuses on customer experience; and DMI to redefine customer experience with digital engagement, messaging, and artificial intelligence driven automation. LivePerson, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About CTGX Mining

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CTGX Mining, Inc., through its subsidiary, Sackets Harbor Brewing Company, develops, produces, and markets micro brewed beers. The company offers its products under the brand names of War of 1812 Amber Ale, Railroad Red Ale, Thousand Island Pale Ale, 1812 Amber Ale Light, and Harbor Wheat. It also develops complementary products, such Sackets Harbor Coffee and Sackets Harbor Brewing Co. Root Beer. The company was formerly known as Harbor Brewing Co., Inc. and changed its name to CTGX Mining, Inc. in November 2012. CTGX Mining, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California.

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