Head to Head Review: Spindle (OTCMKTS:SPDL) versus LYFT (OTCMKTS:LYFT)

Spindle (OTCMKTS:SPDL) and LYFT (NASDAQ:LYFT) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Spindle and LYFT, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spindle 0 0 0 0 N/A
LYFT 3 9 21 0 2.55

LYFT has a consensus target price of $71.23, indicating a potential upside of 11.72%. Given LYFT’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe LYFT is more favorable than Spindle.

Profitability

This table compares Spindle and LYFT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spindle N/A N/A -3,950.53%
LYFT N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

30.7% of LYFT shares are held by institutional investors. 14.6% of Spindle 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Spindle and LYFT’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Spindle $80,000.00 0.29 -$3.13 million N/A N/A
LYFT $2.16 billion 8.59 -$911.34 million N/A N/A

Spindle has higher earnings, but lower revenue than LYFT.

Summary

LYFT beats Spindle on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Spindle Company Profile

Spindle, Inc. provides merchant and consumer-facing commerce solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in the United States. It offers payment processing services to merchants using its Catalyst Gateway; and acts as an agent, independent contractor, or referral partner to broker merchants that it secures to other merchant processors for ongoing fees based on processing volume. The company is based in Mesa, Arizona.

LYFT Company Profile

Lyft, Inc. operates a peer-to-peer marketplace for on-demand ridesharing in the United States and Canada. It provides Ridesharing Marketplace, which facilitates lead generation, billing and settlement, support, and related activities to enable drivers to provide their transportation services to riders. The company also offers a network of shared bikes and scooters in various cities to address the needs of riders for shorter routes; Express Drive program, a flexible car rentals program which connects drivers who need access to a car with third-party rental car companies; and concierge for organizations to manage the transportation needs of their customers and employees. In addition, it integrates third-party public transit data into the Lyft app to offer various enterprise programs, including monthly ride credits for daily commutes, supplementing public transit by providing rides for the first and last leg of commute trips, late-night rides home, and shuttle replacement rides. The company was formerly known as Zimride, Inc. and changed its name to Lyft, Inc. in 2013. Lyft, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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