Comparing LYFT (NASDAQ:LYFT) and GreenSky (NASDAQ:GSKY)

LYFT (NASDAQ:LYFT) and GreenSky (NASDAQ:GSKY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares LYFT and GreenSky’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LYFT $2.16 billion 5.98 -$911.34 million N/A N/A
GreenSky $414.67 million 3.25 $24.26 million $0.07 108.86

GreenSky has lower revenue, but higher earnings than LYFT.

Profitability

This table compares LYFT and GreenSky’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LYFT -76.34% N/A -45.60%
GreenSky 7.25% -88.69% 7.13%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for LYFT and GreenSky, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LYFT 1 9 27 0 2.70
GreenSky 0 6 1 0 2.14

LYFT presently has a consensus target price of $69.11, suggesting a potential upside of 59.60%. GreenSky has a consensus target price of $9.88, suggesting a potential upside of 29.62%. Given LYFT’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe LYFT is more favorable than GreenSky.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

34.9% of LYFT shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.4% of GreenSky shares are held by institutional investors. 54.8% of GreenSky shares are held by company 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.

Summary

LYFT beats GreenSky on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

LYFT Company Profile

Lyft, Inc. operates a peer-to-peer marketplace for on-demand ridesharing in the United States and Canada. It provides Ridesharing Marketplace, which facilitates lead generation, billing and settlement, support, and related activities to enable drivers to provide their transportation services to riders. The company also offers a network of shared bikes and scooters in various cities to address the needs of riders for shorter routes; Express Drive program, a flexible car rentals program which connects drivers who need access to a car with third-party rental car companies; and concierge for organizations to manage the transportation needs of their customers and employees. In addition, it integrates third-party public transit data into the Lyft app to offer various enterprise programs, including monthly ride credits for daily commutes, supplementing public transit by providing rides for the first and last leg of commute trips, late-night rides home, and shuttle replacement rides. The company was formerly known as Zimride, Inc. and changed its name to Lyft, Inc. in 2013. Lyft, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

GreenSky Company Profile

GreenSky, Inc., a technology company, provides point-of-sale financing and payment solutions to merchants, consumers, and banks. It offers a proprietary technology infrastructure that support the full transaction lifecycle, including credit application, underwriting, real-time allocation to bank partners, document distribution, funding, settlement, and servicing functions. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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