Head-To-Head Comparison: Naspers (NPSNY) & IZEA (IZEA)

Naspers (OTCMKTS: NPSNY) and IZEA (NASDAQ:IZEA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Naspers shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.0% of IZEA shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Naspers shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.5% of IZEA shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Naspers and IZEA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Naspers N/A N/A N/A
IZEA -19.43% -88.51% -37.15%

Volatility and Risk

Naspers has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IZEA has a beta of -0.07, meaning that its stock price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Naspers pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. IZEA does not pay a dividend. Naspers pays out 11.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Naspers and IZEA, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Naspers 0 0 0 0 N/A
IZEA 0 0 1 0 3.00

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Naspers and IZEA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Naspers $6.10 billion 18.34 $2.92 billion $0.80 63.66
IZEA $24.44 million 0.49 -$5.46 million ($0.96) -2.13

Naspers has higher revenue and earnings than IZEA. IZEA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Naspers, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Naspers beats IZEA on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Naspers Company Profile

Naspers Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides Internet and ecommerce, video-entertainment, and print media services worldwide. The company operates through Video Entertainment, Internet, and Media segments. The Video Entertainment segment offers digital satellite and digital terrestrial television services to subscribers; mobile and Internet services; subscription video on-demand services; and digital content management and protection systems to protect, manage, and monetize digital media on various platforms. The Internet segment operates Internet platforms and communities that provide ecommerce, communication, social networks, entertainment, and mobile value-added services. The Media segment publishes and distributes newspapers, magazines, and books. Naspers Limited was founded in 1915 and is based in Cape Town, South Africa.

IZEA Company Profile

IZEA, Inc. operates online marketplaces that facilitate transactions between marketers and content creators. Its technology solutions enable the management of content workflow, creator search and targeting, bidding, analytics, and payment processing. The company helps brands to engage online influencers for influencer marketing campaigns, or to create content for distribution through their channels. It primarily sells social sponsorship and content campaigns through sales team and self-service platforms, as well as through distribution relationships, such as resellers, affiliates, and white label partners. IZEA, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Winter Park, Florida.

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