ARC Group (OTCMKTS:ARCK) and Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ:MARA) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.
Risk and Volatility
ARC Group has a beta of 0.19, suggesting that its stock price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Marathon Patent Group has a beta of 2.42, suggesting that its stock price is 142% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares ARC Group and Marathon Patent Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Marathon Patent Group||-737.26%||-239.43%||-155.14%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares ARC Group and Marathon Patent Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ARC Group||$9.50 million||0.97||-$280,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|Marathon Patent Group||$1.56 million||12.20||-$12.81 million||N/A||N/A|
ARC Group has higher revenue and earnings than Marathon Patent Group.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for ARC Group and Marathon Patent Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Marathon Patent Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
12.3% of Marathon Patent Group shares are held by institutional investors. 12.4% of ARC Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of Marathon Patent Group 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.
ARC Group beats Marathon Patent Group on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About ARC Group
ARC Group, Inc., together with its subsidiary, owns, operates, and franchises Dick's Wings brand of restaurants in Florida and Georgia. As of August 21, 2018, the company operated 15 restaurants in Florida and 5 restaurants in Georgia under the brand name of Dick's Wings & Grill, as well as 3 Dick's Wings concession stands in Florida. It offers a selection of chicken wings, chicken tenders, quesadillas, specialty burgers and sandwiches, salads, wraps, sauces and seasonings, flatbreads, desserts, and other baked products, as well as craft beers and wines. The company was formerly known as American Restaurant Concepts, Inc. and changed its name to ARC Group, Inc. in June 2014. ARC Group, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Orange Park, Florida.
About Marathon Patent Group
Marathon Patent Group, Inc. is an IP licensing and commercialization company. It acquires and manages IP rights from a variety of sources, including large and small corporations, universities and other IP owners. Marathon Patent Group was founded on February 23, 2010 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV.
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