Contrasting Remark (MARK) and Calix (CALX)

Remark (NASDAQ: MARK) and Calix (NYSE:CALX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Remark has a beta of 2.08, meaning that its stock price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Calix has a beta of 0.64, meaning that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Remark and Calix’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Remark -151.24% N/A -34.67%
Calix -16.27% -48.53% -24.11%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Remark and Calix’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Remark $70.60 million 3.12 -$106.73 million ($1.79) -3.74
Calix $510.37 million 0.68 -$83.03 million ($1.56) -4.39

Calix has higher revenue and earnings than Remark. Calix is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Remark, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

13.6% of Remark shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.9% of Calix shares are held by institutional investors. 32.5% of Remark shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.3% of Calix shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Remark and Calix, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Remark 0 0 1 0 3.00
Calix 0 1 2 0 2.67

Remark currently has a consensus price target of $20.50, suggesting a potential upside of 205.97%. Calix has a consensus price target of $7.17, suggesting a potential upside of 4.62%. Given Remark’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Remark is more favorable than Calix.

About Remark

Remark Holdings, Inc., formerly Remark Media, Inc., owns, operates and acquires digital media properties across multiple verticals. The Company operates through the travel and entertainment segment. The travel and entertainment segment includes the Vegas.com and its Roomlia mobile application. The Company is engaged in the sale of various travel and entertainment products, including air travel, show tickets and tours, which are booked through its travel and entertainment segment, consisting of Vegas.com and its related Websites, including LasVegas.com, mobile applications and retail locations. KanKan, its social media application and data intelligence platform, aggregates content and consumer-shopping data across social media platforms and then stores it after scrubbing, analyzing, and organizing the collected information. For users, the application allows them to explore the world around them, communicate with friends, make friends, and respond to each other’s social media posts.

About Calix

Calix, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and sells software platforms, systems, and software for fiber- and copper-based network architectures that enable communications service providers (CSPs) to access networks. Its portfolio consists of E-Series access systems and nodes, B-Series access nodes, C-Series multiservice access system, and P-Series optical network terminals and residential gateways. The company also offers the GigaFamily and Compass Cloud products. Its portfolio serves the CSP network from the data center or central office; and enables CSPs to deliver voice, data, and broadband services over legacy and next-generation access networks. The company markets its access systems and software to CSPs in the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, and internationally through its direct sales force and resellers. Calix, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Petaluma, California.

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