Critical Review: Waitr (NASDAQ:WTRH) and InterCloud Systems (NASDAQ:ICLD)

Waitr (NASDAQ:WTRH) and InterCloud Systems (OTCMKTS:ICLD) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Waitr and InterCloud Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Waitr $69.27 million 0.64 -$34.31 million ($2.18) -0.27
InterCloud Systems $34.52 million 0.01 -$44.33 million N/A N/A

Waitr has higher revenue and earnings than InterCloud Systems.

Profitability

This table compares Waitr and InterCloud Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Waitr N/A -25.81% -17.25%
InterCloud Systems N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Waitr and InterCloud Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Waitr 0 2 4 0 2.67
InterCloud Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

Waitr currently has a consensus target price of $7.11, indicating a potential upside of 1,130.68%. Given Waitr’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Waitr is more favorable than InterCloud Systems.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

60.8% of Waitr shares are held by institutional investors. 23.9% of Waitr shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of InterCloud Systems shares are held by 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.

Summary

Waitr beats InterCloud Systems on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Waitr

Waitr Holdings Inc. provides online food ordering and delivery services in the Southeastern United States. Its Waitr Platform and Bite Squad Platform facilitates ordering of food and beverages by diners from restaurant partners for pick-up and delivery through a network of drivers. As of December 31, 2018, the company had approximately 8,500 restaurant partners in 250 cities. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

About InterCloud Systems

InterCloud Systems, Inc. provides networking orchestration and automation for software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization environments to telecommunications service provider and corporate enterprise markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Applications and Infrastructure and Professional Services. The Applications and Infrastructure segment provides applications and services, including SDN training, SDN software development and integration, and vertical network function validation; and cabling and other field installations, as well as designs, engineers, installs, and maintains various types of Wi-Fi and DAS networks to enterprise customers. The Professional Services segment engages in the design and deployment of SDN and software-defined wide area networking solutions for enterprise and carrier accounts. The company is based in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.

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