Analyzing Grab (NASDAQ:GRAB) and MediaAlpha (NYSE:MAX)

Grab (NASDAQ:GRABGet Free Report) and MediaAlpha (NYSE:MAXGet Free Report) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Grab and MediaAlpha’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grab -18.43% -6.77% -5.10%
MediaAlpha -10.41% N/A -27.85%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Grab and MediaAlpha, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grab 0 0 6 0 3.00
MediaAlpha 1 0 5 0 2.67

Grab currently has a consensus price target of $5.10, indicating a potential upside of 50.44%. MediaAlpha has a consensus price target of $18.20, indicating a potential downside of 1.89%. Given Grab’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Grab is more favorable than MediaAlpha.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Grab and MediaAlpha’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grab $2.36 billion 5.64 -$434.00 million ($0.10) -33.90
MediaAlpha $388.15 million 3.15 -$40.42 million ($0.89) -20.84

MediaAlpha has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Grab. Grab is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MediaAlpha, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

55.5% of Grab shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.4% of MediaAlpha shares are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of Grab shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.5% of MediaAlpha shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Grab has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MediaAlpha has a beta of 1.35, meaning that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About Grab

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Grab Holdings Limited engages in the provision of superapps in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The company offers its Grab ecosystem, a single platform with superapps for driver- and merchant-partners and consumers, that allows access to mobility, delivery, digital financial services, and enterprise sector offerings. The company is headquartered in Singapore.

About MediaAlpha

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MediaAlpha, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates an insurance customer acquisition platform in the United States. It optimizes customer acquisition in various verticals of property and casualty insurance, health insurance, and life insurance. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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