ARC Group (ARCK) vs. Marathon Patent Group (MARA) Head to Head Review

ARC Group (OTCMKTS:ARCK) and Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ:MARA) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ARC Group and Marathon Patent Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 13.18 -$12.81 million N/A N/A

ARC Group has higher revenue and earnings than Marathon Patent Group.

Volatility & Risk

ARC Group has a beta of 0.19, suggesting that its share price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Marathon Patent Group has a beta of 2.42, suggesting that its share price is 142% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for ARC Group and Marathon Patent Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ARC Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Marathon Patent Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

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
ARC Group -2.86% -18.14% -3.27%
Marathon Patent Group -737.26% -202.39% -138.16%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

12.5% of Marathon Patent Group shares are held by institutional investors. 12.4% of ARC Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of Marathon Patent Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

ARC Group beats Marathon Patent Group on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

ARC Group Company Profile

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.

Marathon Patent Group Company Profile

Marathon Patent Group, Inc. focuses on mining digital assets. It owns cryptocurrency mining machines and a data center to mine digital assets. The company was formerly known as American Strategic Minerals Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Patent Group, Inc. in February 2013. Marathon Patent Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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