Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO) versus Livexlive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) Head to Head Comparison

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Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO) and Livexlive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Del Taco Restaurants has a beta of 0.25, meaning that its stock price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Livexlive Media has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Del Taco Restaurants and Livexlive Media’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Del Taco Restaurants 3.38% 4.75% 2.49%
Livexlive Media -110.99% -185.99% -59.38%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.1% of Del Taco Restaurants shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.8% of Livexlive Media shares are held by institutional investors. 16.4% of Del Taco Restaurants shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 37.0% of Livexlive Media shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Del Taco Restaurants and Livexlive Media’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Del Taco Restaurants $505.49 million 0.93 $18.96 million $0.56 22.93
Livexlive Media $33.70 million 4.28 -$37.76 million ($0.72) -3.82

Del Taco Restaurants has higher revenue and earnings than Livexlive Media. Livexlive Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Del Taco Restaurants, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Del Taco Restaurants and Livexlive Media, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Del Taco Restaurants 0 2 4 0 2.67
Livexlive Media 0 0 3 0 3.00

Del Taco Restaurants currently has a consensus target price of $14.50, indicating a potential upside of 12.93%. Livexlive Media has a consensus target price of $6.67, indicating a potential upside of 142.42%. Given Livexlive Media’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Livexlive Media is more favorable than Del Taco Restaurants.

Summary

Del Taco Restaurants beats Livexlive Media on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Del Taco Restaurants Company Profile

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. develops, franchises, owns, and operates Del Taco quick-service Mexican-American restaurants in the United States. The company's restaurants offer Mexican inspired and American classic dishes. As of December 10, 2018, it operated approximately 560 restaurants across 14 states. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, California.

Livexlive Media Company Profile

LiveXLive Media, Inc. engages in the acquisition, distribution, and monetization of live music, Internet radio, and music-related streaming and video content. The company operates LiveXLive, a live music streaming platform, as well as Slacker Radio, a streaming music service; and produces original music-related content. It also produces, edits, curates, and streams live music events through broadband transmission over the Internet and or satellite networks to its users; provides digital Internet radio and music services to users online and through original equipment manufacturers on a white label basis; and offers ancillary products and services, such as regulatory and post-implementation support services. The company was formerly known as Loton, Corp. and changed its name to LiveXLive Media, Inc. in August 2017. LiveXLive Media, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in West Hollywood, California.

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