Mobiquity Technologies (MOBQ) versus Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) Critical Survey

Mobiquity Technologies (OTCMKTS:MOBQ) and Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE:CCO) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mobiquity Technologies and Clear Channel Outdoor’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mobiquity Technologies $380,000.00 88.63 -$10.24 million N/A N/A
Clear Channel Outdoor $2.59 billion 0.82 -$639.71 million N/A N/A

Mobiquity Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Clear Channel Outdoor.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

8.8% of Clear Channel Outdoor shares are owned by institutional investors. 26.4% of Mobiquity Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.7% of Clear Channel Outdoor shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Mobiquity Technologies and Clear Channel Outdoor, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mobiquity Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Clear Channel Outdoor 1 2 0 0 1.67

Clear Channel Outdoor has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 106.54%. Given Clear Channel Outdoor’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Clear Channel Outdoor is more favorable than Mobiquity Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Mobiquity Technologies and Clear Channel Outdoor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mobiquity Technologies N/A N/A -975.84%
Clear Channel Outdoor -29.00% N/A -17.01%

Volatility & Risk

Mobiquity Technologies has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clear Channel Outdoor has a beta of 1.47, suggesting that its share price is 47% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Clear Channel Outdoor beats Mobiquity Technologies on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mobiquity Technologies

Mobiquity Technologies, Inc. operates as a mobile advertising technology company primarily in the United States. It provides location-based data and insights on consumer's real-world behavior and trends for use in marketing and research; and accurate and scaled solution for mobile data collection and analysis. The company was formerly known as Ace Marketing & Promotions, Inc. and changed its name to Mobiquity Technologies, Inc. in September 2013. Mobiquity Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in Garden City, New York.

About Clear Channel Outdoor

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., an outdoor advertising company, owns and operates advertising display faces in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Americas Outdoor Advertising and International Outdoor Advertising. The company offers advertising services through billboards, including bulletins and posters; transit displays, which are advertising surfaces on various types of vehicles or within transit systems; street furniture displays, such as advertising surfaces on bus shelters, information kiosks, freestanding units, and other public structures; and other displays comprising spectaculars and wallscapes, as well as retail and other small displays. It also provides street furniture equipment, cleaning and maintenance services, and production and creative services; and operates SmartBike bicycle rental program, which provides bicycles for rent to the general public in various municipalities. The company serves the business service, retail, healthcare and medical, media, restaurant, entertainment, telecommunications, Internet and e-commerce, and food and food product industries. As of December 31, 2017, it owned or operated approximately 570,000 advertising displays. The company was formerly known as Eller Media Company and changed its name to Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. in August 2005. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of iHeartCommunications, Inc.

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