Reviewing 21Vianet Group (VNET) & MassRoots (MSRT)

21Vianet Group (NASDAQ:VNET) and MassRoots (OTCMKTS:MSRT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for 21Vianet Group and MassRoots, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
21Vianet Group 0 0 2 0 3.00
MassRoots 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares 21Vianet Group and MassRoots’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
21Vianet Group $521.45 million 2.43 -$118.76 million ($0.24) -47.13
MassRoots $310,000.00 56.49 -$44.38 million N/A N/A

MassRoots has lower revenue, but higher earnings than 21Vianet Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

32.1% of 21Vianet Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of MassRoots shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.4% of MassRoots shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

21Vianet Group has a beta of 1.57, indicating that its share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MassRoots has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares 21Vianet Group and MassRoots’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
21Vianet Group -18.44% 2.05% 0.98%
MassRoots -76,661.37% N/A -1,116.92%

Summary

21Vianet Group beats MassRoots on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

21Vianet Group Company Profile

21Vianet Group, Inc. provides carrier-neutral Internet data center services to Internet companies, government entities, blue-chip enterprises, and small-to mid-sized enterprises in the People's Republic of China. It offers hosting and related services to house servers and networking equipment in its data centers, and connects them through a data transmission network; and other hosting related value-added services. Its hosting and related services include managed hosting services that offer data center space to house its customers' servers and networking equipment, and provide tailored server administration services; and interconnectivity services that enable customers to connect their servers with Internet backbones and other networks through its border gateway protocol network or single-line, dual-line, or multiple-line network. Its hosting and related services also comprise content delivery network services that optimize the speed and security of data transmission; cloud services that enable businesses to run their applications over the Internet using its IT infrastructure; virtual private network services; and other value-added services, such as firewall, server load balancing, data backup and recovery, data center management, server management, and backup server services. In addition, the company provides traffic charts and analysis, gateway monitoring for servers, domain name system setup, defense mechanism against distributed denial of service attacks, basic setting of switches and routers, and virus protections; and managed network services consisting of hosting area network, and route optimization services. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 19 self-built and 38 partnered data centers located in approximately 20 cities with 29,080 cabinets. It has a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corporation. 21Vianet Group, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

MassRoots Company Profile

MassRoots, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a technology platform for the medical cannabis community in the United States. Its platform enables users to share their cannabis content, follow their favorite dispensaries, and stay connected with the legalization movement. The company's MassRoots network is accessible as a free mobile application through the Apple App Store, the Amazon App Store, and the Google Play Marketplace. It also operates massroots.com/dispensaries, a business and adverting portal that enable companies can edit their profiles, distribute information to users, and view analytics, such as impressions, views and clicks. MassRoots, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

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