Head to Head Comparison: Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) versus MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A (NASDAQ:MTEC)

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Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) and MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A (NASDAQ:MTEC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Sohu.com and MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sohu.com 0 0 0 0 N/A
MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

Sohu.com has a beta of 1.49, suggesting that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A has a beta of 0.06, suggesting that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

53.9% of Sohu.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.4% of MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.1% of Sohu.com shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.6% of MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A 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.

Profitability

This table compares Sohu.com and MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sohu.com -6.98% -8.74% -4.12%
MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A N/A 1.35% 0.12%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sohu.com and MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sohu.com $1.88 billion 0.22 -$160.08 million ($4.13) -2.56
MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A N/A N/A -$30,000.00 N/A N/A

MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Sohu.com.

Summary

MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A beats Sohu.com on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sohu.com Company Profile

Sohu.com Limited provides online media, search, and game services on personal computers (PCs) and mobile devices in the People's Republic of China. The company provides online news and information through a mobile phone application, Sohu News APP; sohu.com for PCs; and m.sohu.com mobile portal, as well as online video content and service through tv.sohu.com for PCs, as well as Sohu Video APP mobile phone application. It also operates focus.cn, which provides online real estate information and services; and offers paid subscription services, interactive broadcasting services, and content through various platforms. In addition, the company operates Sogou Search, which makes information accessible for Chinese Internet users; Sogou Input Method, a cloud-based Chinese language input software; Sogou Browser for Web navigation; Sogou Web Directory, a content aggregation and distribution platform; and Sogou Translation to deliver language translation, as well as offers auction-based pay-for-click services for advertisers. Further, it offers Internet value-added services, including the operation of Web and mobile games developed by third parties; online reading services and smart hardware products; online games; and cinema advertising services. Additionally, the company operates 17173.com Website, a game information portal; and RaidCall, which provides online music and entertainment services. Sohu.com Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

MTECH ACQUISITI/SH CL A Company Profile

MTech Acquisition Corp. does not have significant business. It focuses on effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company intends to invest in businesses that are ancillary to the production, distribution, and sale of cannabis. MTech Acquisition Corp. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Orlando, Florida.

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