Reviewing Kaleyra (NYSE:KLR) and KBL MERGER CORP/SH (NYSE:KBLM)

Kaleyra (NYSE:KLR) and KBL MERGER CORP/SH (NASDAQ:KBLM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kaleyra and KBL MERGER CORP/SH’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kaleyra N/A N/A -$1.09 million N/A N/A
KBL MERGER CORP/SH N/A N/A $1.04 million N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.8% of Kaleyra shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.2% of KBL MERGER CORP/SH shares are held by institutional investors. 17.8% of Kaleyra shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 39.8% of KBL MERGER CORP/SH shares are held by 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 current recommendations for Kaleyra and KBL MERGER CORP/SH, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kaleyra 0 0 2 0 3.00
KBL MERGER CORP/SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

Kaleyra currently has a consensus price target of $17.50, suggesting a potential upside of 107.35%. Given Kaleyra’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Kaleyra is more favorable than KBL MERGER CORP/SH.

Volatility & Risk

Kaleyra has a beta of -0.09, suggesting that its share price is 109% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KBL MERGER CORP/SH has a beta of -0.02, suggesting that its share price is 102% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Kaleyra and KBL MERGER CORP/SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kaleyra N/A -1.78% -1.72%
KBL MERGER CORP/SH N/A 10.72% 0.75%

Summary

KBL MERGER CORP/SH beats Kaleyra on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kaleyra Company Profile

Kaleyra, Inc. is a global group providing mobile communication services for financial institutions and enterprises. The company trough its proprietary platform, it manages multi-channel integrated communication services on a global scale, comprising of messages, push notifications, e-mail, instant messaging, voice services and chatbots. Kaleyra was founded by Dario Calogero in 1999 and is headquartered in Milan, Italy.

KBL MERGER CORP/SH Company Profile

KBL Merger Corp. IV is a private equity firm specializing in acquisition, buyout, PIPES and secondaries investments. The firm seeks to invest in healthcare or the healthcare-related wellness industry. In healthcare services the firm seeks to invest in outpatient care, physician practices, behavioral health and payor services. In pharma services the firm seeks to invest in outsourced services, contract research and generics / OTC. In health IT the firm seeks to invest in EMR / HER, revnue cycle management, telemedicine and care management. In minimal reimbursement risk the firm focuses on retail healthcare, wellness and preventative care. In devices and diagnostics the firm focuses on medical devices, diagnostics, genetic testing and lab tools. The firm typically invests in firms located in the United States. The firm seeks to invest in firms with valuation between $200 million to $700 million and EBITDA between $20 million to $70 million. The firms invest in firms with enterprise value $200 million to $700 million. The firm seeks to take majority stakes. KBL Merger Corp. IV was founded in 2016 and is New York, New York with an additional office in Newark, Delaware.

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