Comparing Livexlive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) and Luby’s (NASDAQ:LUB)

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Livexlive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) and Luby’s (NYSE:LUB) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Livexlive Media has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Luby’s has a beta of 0.94, indicating that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Livexlive Media and Luby’s, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Livexlive Media 0 0 3 0 3.00
Luby’s 0 0 0 0 N/A

Livexlive Media currently has a consensus target price of $6.67, suggesting a potential upside of 120.75%. Given Livexlive Media’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Livexlive Media is more favorable than Luby’s.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Livexlive Media and Luby’s’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Livexlive Media $33.70 million 4.70 -$37.76 million ($0.72) -4.19
Luby’s $365.20 million 0.09 -$33.56 million N/A N/A

Luby’s has higher revenue and earnings than Livexlive Media.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

21.8% of Livexlive Media shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.2% of Luby’s shares are held by institutional investors. 37.0% of Livexlive Media shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 37.8% of Luby’s shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Livexlive Media -110.99% -185.99% -59.38%
Luby’s -4.99% -16.18% -8.92%

Summary

Luby’s beats Livexlive Media on 7 of the 11 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.

Luby’s Company Profile

Luby's, Inc. provides restaurant services in the United States. It operates through three segments: Company-owned Restaurants, Franchise Operations, and Culinary Contract Services. The company operates casual dining restaurants; and offers culinary contract services, including contract arrangements to manage food services for healthcare clients, corporate dining clients, government buildings, and sports stadiums, as well as through retail grocery stores. Its primary brands include Luby's Cafeteria, Fuddruckers – World's Greatest Hamburgers, and Cheeseburger in Paradise, as well as Luby's Culinary Contract Services. As of August 29, 2018, the company operated 146 restaurants; and 28 locations through Culinary Contract Services, as well as franchised 105 Fuddruckers restaurants. The company was formerly known as Luby's Cafeterias, Inc. Luby's, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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