Reviewing usell.com (USEL) & Care.com (CRCM)

usell.com (OTCMKTS: USEL) and Care.com (NYSE:CRCM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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72.6% of Care.com shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.5% of usell.com shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.7% of Care.com shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for usell.com and Care.com, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
usell.com 0 0 0 0 N/A
Care.com 0 1 1 0 2.50

Care.com has a consensus target price of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 13.07%. Given Care.com’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Care.com is more favorable than usell.com.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares usell.com and Care.com’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
usell.com $94.66 million 0.02 -$3.71 million N/A N/A
Care.com $174.09 million 2.79 $10.66 million $0.27 58.96

Care.com has higher revenue and earnings than usell.com.

Profitability

This table compares usell.com and Care.com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
usell.com -3.60% -31.84% -14.45%
Care.com 6.13% 16.30% 7.27%

Volatility & Risk

usell.com has a beta of 2.06, indicating that its share price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Care.com has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Care.com beats usell.com on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

usell.com Company Profile

uSell.com, Inc. operates as a market maker of used smartphones. It acquires products from individual consumers through its uSell.com Website, as well as from various carriers, big box retailers, and manufacturers through its subsidiary, We Sell Cellular. The company sells its devices to professional buyers, such as brick and mortar retailers, online retailers, large and small wholesalers, small repair shops, large refurbishing providers, and insurance companies, as well as directly to consumers through third party e-commerce platforms. The company was formerly known as Upstream Worldwide, Inc. and changed its name to uSell.com, Inc. in July 2012. uSell.com, Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Care.com Company Profile

Care.com, Inc. is an online marketplace for finding and managing family care. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 22.8 million members, including 12.9 million families and 9.9 million caregivers, spanning 19 countries. Its consumer matching solutions allow families to search for, qualify, vet, connect with and select caregivers. It also provides caregivers with solutions to create personal profiles, describe their skills and experience, and otherwise differentiate and market themselves in a fragmented marketplace. In addition to consumer matching solutions, the Company offers its members products and services to facilitate their interaction with caregivers. It serves employers by providing access to certain of its products and services to employer-sponsored families. In addition, it serves care-related businesses, such as day care centers, nanny agencies and home care agencies, willing to market their services to its care-seeking families and recruit its caregiver members.

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