Contrasting Global Brokerage (OTCMKTS:GLBR) and Forge Global (NYSE:FRGE)

Global Brokerage (OTCMKTS:GLBRGet Rating) and Forge Global (NYSE:FRGEGet Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Global Brokerage and Forge Global’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Global Brokerage N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Forge Global $68.90 million 4.23 -$111.86 million ($1.45) -1.17

Global Brokerage has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Forge Global.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

13.7% of Forge Global shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.0% of Global Brokerage shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of Forge Global shares are owned by company 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Global Brokerage and Forge Global, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Global Brokerage 0 0 0 0 N/A
Forge Global 0 4 2 0 2.33

Forge Global has a consensus price target of $3.48, suggesting a potential upside of 105.62%.


This table compares Global Brokerage and Forge Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Global Brokerage N/A N/A N/A
Forge Global -161.22% -26.59% -22.44%

Volatility & Risk

Global Brokerage has a beta of 2.32, indicating that its stock price is 132% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Forge Global has a beta of 2.33, indicating that its stock price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Forge Global beats Global Brokerage on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Global Brokerage

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Global Brokerage, Inc. engages in the provision of foreign exchange trading and related services to active retail accounts globally. It focuses on trading activities with counter parties which include brokers and dealers, futures commission merchants, banks, and other financial institutions. The company was founded by Eduard Yusupov, Dror Niv, David Sakhai, William Ahdout, and Kenneth A. Grossman in 1999 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

About Forge Global

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Forge Global Holdings, Inc. provides marketplace infrastructure, data services, and technology solutions for private market participants. It enables private company shareholders to trade private company shares with accredited investors. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.

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