Applied Blockchain (OTCMKTS:APLD – Get Rating) and MIND Technology (NASDAQ:MIND – Get Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Applied Blockchain and MIND Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Applied Blockchain presently has a consensus target price of $8.25, indicating a potential upside of 358.33%. Given Applied Blockchain’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Applied Blockchain is more favorable than MIND Technology.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Applied Blockchain and MIND Technology’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|MIND Technology||$23.11 million||0.55||-$15.09 million||($1.30)||-0.71|
Applied Blockchain has higher earnings, but lower revenue than MIND Technology.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
2.7% of Applied Blockchain shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.2% of MIND Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 27.5% of Applied Blockchain shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of MIND Technology 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.
Risk and Volatility
Applied Blockchain has a beta of 4.68, indicating that its share price is 368% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MIND Technology has a beta of 1.94, indicating that its share price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Applied Blockchain and MIND Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Applied Blockchain beats MIND Technology on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Applied Blockchain Company Profile (Get Rating)
Applied Blockchain, Inc. engages in crypto mining and co-hosting operations. The company was formerly known as Applied Science Products, Inc. and changed its name to Applied Blockchain, Inc. in April 2021. The company is based in Dallas, Texas.
MIND Technology Company Profile (Get Rating)
MIND Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides marine technology products. The company designs, manufactures, and sells specialized marine seismic equipment; and side scan sonar and water-side security systems. It operates in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. The company was formerly known as Mitcham Industries, Inc. and changed its name to MIND Technology, Inc. in August 2020. MIND Technology, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.
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