Financial Comparison: Dropcar (DCAR) and Boingo Wireless (WIFI)

Dropcar (NASDAQ:DCAR) and Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ:WIFI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.9% of Dropcar shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.1% of Boingo Wireless shares are held by institutional investors. 21.0% of Dropcar shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.8% of Boingo Wireless shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Dropcar and Boingo Wireless, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dropcar 0 0 0 0 N/A
Boingo Wireless 0 0 9 0 3.00

Boingo Wireless has a consensus target price of $37.14, suggesting a potential upside of 49.23%. Given Boingo Wireless’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Boingo Wireless is more favorable than Dropcar.

Volatility and Risk

Dropcar has a beta of 1.61, indicating that its stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Boingo Wireless has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dropcar and Boingo Wireless’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dropcar $16.74 million 0.22 N/A N/A N/A
Boingo Wireless $204.37 million 5.18 -$19.36 million ($0.49) -50.80

Dropcar has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Boingo Wireless.

Profitability

This table compares Dropcar and Boingo Wireless’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dropcar N/A -177.64% -80.87%
Boingo Wireless -1.10% -2.53% -0.67%

Summary

Boingo Wireless beats Dropcar on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dropcar

DropCar, Inc. provides app-based automotive logistics and mobility services for consumers and the automotive industry. The company offers Vehicle Support Platform, a cloud-based platform and mobile app that help consumers and automotive-related companies in reducing the cost, hassles, and inefficiencies of owning a car or fleet of cars in urban centers. Its technology platform blends the efficiency and scale of cloud computing, machine learning, and connected cars with the trained drivers to move cars to/from fully staffed, secure garages to/from the people or businesses who own them. The company provides its mobile app for consumers to ease the cost and stress of owning a car in the city; and enterprise platform for dealerships, leasing companies, OEMs, and shared mobility companies to reduce costs, streamline logistics, and deepen relationships with customers. DropCar, Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in New York, New York.

About Boingo Wireless

Boingo Wireless, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides wireless connectivity solutions for smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables, and other wireless-enabled consumer devices. It designs, builds, monitors, and maintains distributed antenna systems (DAS), Wi-Fi, and small cell networks at managed and operated hotspot locations, such as airports, transportation hubs, stadiums, arenas, military bases, universities, convention centers, and office campuses in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia; and offers software applications and solutions to access its Wi-Fi network of approximately 1.5 million hotspots. The company also provides Internet protocol television services for military servicemen and women living in the barracks of the United States army, air force, and marine bases; and enables individuals to purchase Internet access at its managed and operated hotspots and select partner locations through month-to-month subscription and single-use access plans. In addition, it offers access to DAS at certain of its managed and operated hotspot locations to telecom operator partners; and carrier offload services, Wi-Fi roaming and software services, and turn-key solutions to network operators, device manufacturers, technology companies, enterprise software and services companies, venue operators, and financial services companies, as well as provides display advertising, sponsored access, and promotional programs. The company was formerly known as Project Mammoth, Inc. and changed its name to Boingo Wireless, Inc. in October 2001. Boingo Wireless, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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