Forge Global (NYSE:FRGE – Get Rating) and Global Brokerage (OTCMKTS:GLBR – Get Rating) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Forge Global and Global Brokerage’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Forge Global||$69.38 million||4.06||-$111.86 million||($1.45)||-1.12|
Global Brokerage has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Forge Global.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Forge Global currently has a consensus target price of $3.48, indicating a potential upside of 113.19%.
Volatility & Risk
Forge Global has a beta of 2.33, suggesting that its share price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Global Brokerage has a beta of 2.32, suggesting that its share price is 132% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Forge Global and Global Brokerage’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
13.7% of Forge Global shares are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of Forge Global shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.0% of Global Brokerage shares are held by company 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.
Forge Global beats Global Brokerage on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Forge Global
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.
About Global Brokerage
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.
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