MGT Capital Investments (MGTI) vs. Liberty Tax (TAXA) Head-To-Head Contrast

MGT Capital Investments (OTCMKTS:MGTI) and Liberty Tax (OTCMKTS:TAXA) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MGT Capital Investments and Liberty Tax’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MGT Capital Investments $2.03 million 5.87 -$23.85 million N/A N/A
Liberty Tax $174.87 million 0.79 $130,000.00 $0.64 15.38

Liberty Tax has higher revenue and earnings than MGT Capital Investments.

Profitability

This table compares MGT Capital Investments and Liberty Tax’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MGT Capital Investments -1,161.93% -611.14% -307.74%
Liberty Tax -5.11% -0.64% -0.30%

Dividends

Liberty Tax pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. MGT Capital Investments does not pay a dividend. Liberty Tax pays out 25.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for MGT Capital Investments and Liberty Tax, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MGT Capital Investments 0 0 0 0 N/A
Liberty Tax 0 1 0 0 2.00

Volatility and Risk

MGT Capital Investments has a beta of 3.12, indicating that its stock price is 212% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Tax has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of MGT Capital Investments shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.6% of Liberty Tax shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.8% of MGT Capital Investments shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 36.9% of Liberty Tax shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Liberty Tax beats MGT Capital Investments on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

MGT Capital Investments Company Profile

MGT Capital Investments, Inc. engages in bitcoin mining operations in the Wenatchee Valley area of central Washington. At March 30, 2018, it owned and operated approximately 500 miners located in a leased facility in Quincy, Washington; and 4,200 miners located in a leased facility in Sweden, as well as operated approximately 2,100 miners in the Sweden location. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina.

Liberty Tax Company Profile

Liberty Tax, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation services in the United States and Canada. The company also facilitates refund-based tax settlement financial products, such as refund transfer products and personal income tax refund discounting, as well as provides an online digital Do-It-Yourself tax program in the United States. Its customers include taxpayers who, for reasons of complexity, convenience, or the need for prompt tax refunds, seek assisted tax preparation services. The company offers its products and services through a network of company-owned offices and franchised locations under the Liberty Tax, Liberty Tax Service, Liberty Income Tax, Liberty Canada, and SiempreTax+ brand names. The company was formerly known as JTH Holding, Inc. and changed its name to Liberty Tax, Inc. in July 2014. Liberty Tax, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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