Critical Analysis: Alphabet Inc Class A (GOOGL) vs. Blue Sphere (BLSP)

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Alphabet Inc Class A (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Blue Sphere (OTCMKTS:BLSP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Alphabet Inc Class A has a beta of 1.06, suggesting that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blue Sphere has a beta of -2.55, suggesting that its stock price is 355% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

33.4% of Alphabet Inc Class A shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.2% of Alphabet Inc Class A shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.1% of Blue Sphere shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alphabet Inc Class A and Blue Sphere’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alphabet Inc Class A $110.86 billion 6.71 $12.66 billion $32.05 33.37
Blue Sphere $3.82 million 0.01 -$3.90 million N/A N/A

Alphabet Inc Class A has higher revenue and earnings than Blue Sphere.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Alphabet Inc Class A and Blue Sphere, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alphabet Inc Class A 0 4 28 0 2.88
Blue Sphere 0 0 0 0 N/A

Alphabet Inc Class A presently has a consensus target price of $1,346.42, suggesting a potential upside of 25.88%. Given Alphabet Inc Class A’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Alphabet Inc Class A is more favorable than Blue Sphere.

Profitability

This table compares Alphabet Inc Class A and Blue Sphere’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alphabet Inc Class A 14.45% 19.40% 14.95%
Blue Sphere -167.60% -386.76% -37.44%

Summary

Alphabet Inc Class A beats Blue Sphere on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alphabet Inc Class A

Alphabet Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online advertising services in the United States and internationally. The company offers performance and brand advertising services. It operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes principal Internet products, such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Commerce, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube, as well as technical infrastructure and newer efforts, including Virtual Reality. This segment also offers digital content, enterprise cloud services, and hardware products, as well as other miscellaneous products and services. The Other Bets segment includes businesses, such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Nest, Verily, Waymo, and X, as well as fiber Internet and Television services. Alphabet Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

About Blue Sphere

Blue Sphere Corporation operates as a developer and independent power producer in the clean energy production and waste to energy markets. The company focuses on projects related to the acquisition, construction, and development of biogas facilities in the United States, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Israel. It also focuses on soil amendments, compost, and other by-products. The company was formerly known as Jin Jie Corp. and changed its name to Blue Sphere Corporation in February 2010. Blue Sphere Corporation was founded in 2007 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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