NextNav (NASDAQ:NN – Get Rating) and Applied Blockchain (OTCMKTS:APLD – Get Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.
Volatility and Risk
NextNav has a beta of 1.84, meaning that its stock price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Applied Blockchain has a beta of 4.18, meaning that its stock price is 318% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares NextNav and Applied Blockchain’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of current recommendations for NextNav and Applied Blockchain, as provided by MarketBeat.
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NextNav presently has a consensus target price of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 113.62%. Given NextNav’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe NextNav is more favorable than Applied Blockchain.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares NextNav and Applied Blockchain’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Applied Blockchain has lower revenue, but higher earnings than NextNav.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.4% of Applied Blockchain shares are owned by institutional investors. 27.5% of Applied Blockchain shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Applied Blockchain beats NextNav on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
NextNav Company Profile (Get Rating)
NextNav Inc. provides next generation global positioning system (GPS) and 3D geolocation services. The company delivers next generation positioning, navigation, and timing solutions through its network-based Pinnacle and TerraPoiNT solutions. Its Pinnacle 3D geolocation service is commercially available in approximately 4,400 cities and towns in the United States; and its TerraPoiNT terrestrial-based encrypted network has deployments in 51 total markets nationally. The company sells its solutions directly to customers or through partners. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
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.
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