Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ: MARA) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Marathon Patent Group to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Marathon Patent Group and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Marathon Patent Group||$36.63 million||-$28.66 million||-0.63|
|Marathon Patent Group Competitors||$850.65 million||$28.19 million||153.73|
Risk and Volatility
Marathon Patent Group has a beta of 1.48, indicating that its stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Marathon Patent Group’s peers have a beta of 0.62, indicating that their average stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Marathon Patent Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Marathon Patent Group||0||0||1||0||3.00|
|Marathon Patent Group Competitors||46||282||591||14||2.61|
Marathon Patent Group currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 106.19%. As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 5.52%. Given Marathon Patent Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Marathon Patent Group is more favorable than its peers.
This table compares Marathon Patent Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Marathon Patent Group||-4,941.55%||-1,139.06%||-228.87%|
|Marathon Patent Group Competitors||-280.86%||-67.94%||-14.36%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
11.2% of Marathon Patent Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.0% of Marathon Patent Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Marathon Patent Group peers beat Marathon Patent Group on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
Marathon Patent Group Company Profile
Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA) is engaged in acquiring patents and patent rights from owners or other ventures. The Company monetizes its portfolio of patents and patent rights by entering into license discussions. The Company owns around 378 United States and foreign patents, and patent rights across a range of technologies and markets. The Company owns around 22 patent applications across a range of technologies and markets.
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