Comparing Pathfinder Acquisition (NASDAQ:PFDR) & Opera (NASDAQ:OPRA)

Pathfinder Acquisition (NASDAQ:PFDRGet Rating) and Opera (NASDAQ:OPRAGet Rating) are both small-cap unclassified companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Pathfinder Acquisition has a beta of -0.03, suggesting that its stock price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Opera has a beta of 1.03, suggesting that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

77.8% of Pathfinder Acquisition shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.2% of Opera shares are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of Pathfinder Acquisition shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 84.4% of Opera shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pathfinder Acquisition and Opera’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pathfinder Acquisition N/A N/A $7.97 million N/A N/A
Opera $251.46 million 3.27 -$43.96 million ($0.78) -9.32

Pathfinder Acquisition has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Opera.

Profitability

This table compares Pathfinder Acquisition and Opera’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pathfinder Acquisition N/A -102.69% 4.33%
Opera -29.29% -8.39% -7.81%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Pathfinder Acquisition and Opera, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pathfinder Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A
Opera 0 0 3 0 3.00

Opera has a consensus price target of $11.05, suggesting a potential upside of 51.99%. Given Opera’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Opera is more favorable than Pathfinder Acquisition.

Summary

Opera beats Pathfinder Acquisition on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pathfinder Acquisition

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Pathfinder Acquisition Corporation does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses in the technology or technology-enabled sectors. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

About Opera

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Opera Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile and PC web browsers. It operates in two segments, Browser and News, and Other. The company offers mobile browser products, such as Opera Mini, Opera for Android and iOS, Opera GX Mobile, and Opera Touch; PC browsers, including Opera for Computers and Opera GX; and Opera News, an AI-powered personalized news discovery and aggregation service. It also provides browser-based cashback rewards under the Dify brand name; owns GameMaker Studio, a 2D gaming development platform; and GXC, a gaming portal. In addition, the company operates online marketing platforms, including Opera Ads, an online advertising platform; and Opera Ads Manager, designs to create, manage, and report on digital advertising campaigns in one place allowing advertisers to reach customers. It operates in Ireland, Singapore, Russia, and internationally. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Opera Limited is a subsidiary of Kunlun Tech Limited.

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