Livexlive Media (LIVX) and Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Critical Contrast

Livexlive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) and Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Livexlive Media has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chipotle Mexican Grill has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Livexlive Media and Chipotle Mexican Grill’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Livexlive Media $7.20 million 41.60 -$23.33 million ($0.48) -11.98
Chipotle Mexican Grill $4.86 billion 3.65 $176.55 million $9.06 70.90

Chipotle Mexican Grill has higher revenue and earnings than Livexlive Media. Livexlive Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Chipotle Mexican Grill, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Livexlive Media and Chipotle Mexican Grill’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Livexlive Media -117.50% -134.46% -56.33%
Chipotle Mexican Grill 3.63% 17.64% 11.39%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

21.4% of Livexlive Media shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.5% of Chipotle Mexican Grill shares are held by institutional investors. 37.0% of Livexlive Media shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Chipotle Mexican Grill shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Livexlive Media and Chipotle Mexican Grill, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Livexlive Media 0 0 3 0 3.00
Chipotle Mexican Grill 8 13 12 0 2.12

Livexlive Media currently has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 39.13%. Chipotle Mexican Grill has a consensus price target of $520.54, suggesting a potential downside of 18.97%. Given Livexlive Media’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Livexlive Media is more favorable than Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Summary

Chipotle Mexican Grill beats Livexlive Media on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Livexlive Media Company Profile

LiveXLive Media, Inc. engages in the acquisition, distribution, and monetization of live music, Internet radio, and music-related streaming and video content. The company operates LiveXLive, a live music streaming platform, as well as Slacker Radio, a streaming music service; and produces original music-related content. It also produces, edits, curates, and streams live music events through broadband transmission over the Internet and or satellite networks to its users; provides digital Internet radio and music services to users online and through original equipment manufacturers on a white label basis; and offers ancillary products and services, such as regulatory and post-implementation support services. The company was formerly known as Loton, Corp. and changed its name to LiveXLive Media, Inc. in August 2017. LiveXLive Media, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in West Hollywood, California.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Company Profile

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. As of September 30, 2018, it operated 2,424 Chipotle restaurants in the United States, as well as 37 international Chipotle restaurants. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.

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