Critical Comparison: Driven Brands (NASDAQ:DRVN) vs. SunCar Technology Group (NASDAQ:SDA)

SunCar Technology Group (NASDAQ:SDAGet Free Report) and Driven Brands (NASDAQ:DRVNGet Free Report) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SunCar Technology Group and Driven Brands’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SunCar Technology Group $363.75 million 1.90 -$26.91 million N/A N/A
Driven Brands $2.30 billion 0.81 -$744.96 million ($4.66) -2.43

SunCar Technology Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Driven Brands.

Profitability

This table compares SunCar Technology Group and Driven Brands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SunCar Technology Group N/A N/A N/A
Driven Brands -33.30% 12.08% 2.19%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.3% of SunCar Technology Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.1% of Driven Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.2% of SunCar Technology Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of Driven Brands shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for SunCar Technology Group and Driven Brands, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SunCar Technology Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Driven Brands 0 5 5 0 2.50

Driven Brands has a consensus price target of $17.61, suggesting a potential upside of 55.44%. Given Driven Brands’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Driven Brands is more favorable than SunCar Technology Group.

Risk and Volatility

SunCar Technology Group has a beta of -0.15, indicating that its share price is 115% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Driven Brands has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Driven Brands beats SunCar Technology Group on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SunCar Technology Group

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SunCar Technology Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides digitalized automotive after-sales service and online insurance intermediation services in the People's Republic of China. It operates through three segments: Insurance Intermediation Business; Automotive After-Sales Business; and Technology Business. The company offers customized after-sale services to banking, insurance companies, and other customer types; and auto mobile insurance comprising statutory automobile liability insurance and commercial automobile insurance. In addition, it provides auto insurance SaaS products and other technical services. The company is based in Shanghai, China.

About Driven Brands

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Driven Brands Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides automotive services to retail and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers various services, such as paint, collision, glass, repair, car wash, oil change, and maintenance services. The company also distributes automotive parts, including radiators, air conditioning components, and exhaust products to automotive repair shops, auto parts stores, body shops, and other auto repair outlets; windshields and glass accessories through a network of distribution centers; and consumable products, such as oil filters and wiper blades, as well as training services to repair and maintenance, and paint and collision shops. It sells its products and services under the CARSTAR, IMO, MAACO, Meineke Car Care Centers, PH Vitres D'Autos, Take 5 Oil Change, Take 5 Car Wash, Auto Glass Now, Fix Auto USA, and 1-800-Radiator & A/C, Spire Supply, and Automotive Training Institute brands. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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