CooTek (Cayman) (NYSE:CTK) & LiveRamp (NYSE:RAMP) Critical Contrast

CooTek (Cayman) (NYSE:CTK) and LiveRamp (NYSE:RAMP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.0% of CooTek (Cayman) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.7% of LiveRamp shares are held by institutional investors. 5.2% of LiveRamp shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for CooTek (Cayman) and LiveRamp, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CooTek (Cayman) 2 1 1 0 1.75
LiveRamp 0 0 5 1 3.17

CooTek (Cayman) currently has a consensus target price of $7.30, indicating a potential upside of 35.19%. LiveRamp has a consensus target price of $62.17, indicating a potential upside of 65.34%. Given LiveRamp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe LiveRamp is more favorable than CooTek (Cayman).

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CooTek (Cayman) and LiveRamp’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CooTek (Cayman) $134.11 million 2.57 $10.15 million N/A N/A
LiveRamp $285.62 million 8.90 $1.03 billion ($1.37) -27.45

LiveRamp has higher revenue and earnings than CooTek (Cayman).

Profitability

This table compares CooTek (Cayman) and LiveRamp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CooTek (Cayman) -4.38% -25.00% -7.19%
LiveRamp 323.70% -10.06% -7.88%

Summary

LiveRamp beats CooTek (Cayman) on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CooTek (Cayman)

CooTek (Cayman) Inc. operates as an AI and big data-driven mobile Internet company. Its primary product is TouchPal Smart Input, an input method for mobile devices that supports approximately 110 languages worldwide. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

About LiveRamp

LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. provides identity and data connectivity for powering exceptional customer experiences. The company offers IdentityLink, an identity resolution platform that connects people, data, and devices across the physical and digital world, powering privacy-compliant, people-based marketing that allows consumers to better connect with the brands and products they love. It also provides AbiliTec, an offline PII resolution technology that gives platforms and the marketers they work with the ability to connect and update what they know about consumers, resolve PII data across enterprise databases and systems, and deliver a better customer experience. The company was formerly known as Acxiom Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. in October 2018. LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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