X Financial (NYSE:XYF – Get Rating) and CleanSpark (NASDAQ:CLSK – Get Rating) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.7% of X Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.5% of CleanSpark shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.6% of X Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.9% of CleanSpark shares are owned by company 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.
Risk & Volatility
X Financial has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CleanSpark has a beta of 3.92, suggesting that its stock price is 292% more volatile than the S&P 500.
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CleanSpark has a consensus target price of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 206.12%. Given CleanSpark’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CleanSpark is more favorable than X Financial.
This table compares X Financial and CleanSpark’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings and Valuation
This table compares X Financial and CleanSpark’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|X Financial||$1.48 billion||0.11||$129.52 million||$1.82||1.60|
|CleanSpark||$131.52 million||1.45||-$57.33 million||N/A||N/A|
X Financial has higher revenue and earnings than CleanSpark.
About X Financial
X Financial engages in the development and provision of technology platform for personal finance services. The company was founded by Yue Tang on January 5, 2015 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.
CleanSpark, Inc. is a Bitcoin mining and energy technology company, which engages in the provision of solutions to modern energy challenge and an advanced energy software and control technology. The company was founded by S. Matthew Schultz on October 15, 1987 and is headquartered in Henderson, NV.
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