Contrasting Core Scientific (NASDAQ:CORZ) and NU (NYSE:NU)

Core Scientific (NASDAQ:CORZGet Free Report) and NU (NYSE:NUGet Free Report) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Core Scientific and NU, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Core Scientific 0 0 2 0 3.00
NU 0 1 6 0 2.86

Core Scientific presently has a consensus price target of $6.75, suggesting a potential upside of 61.87%. NU has a consensus price target of $10.74, suggesting a potential downside of 7.20%. Given Core Scientific’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Core Scientific is more favorable than NU.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Core Scientific and NU’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Core Scientific $502.40 million 1.48 N/A N/A N/A
NU $8.03 billion 6.77 $1.03 billion $0.26 44.50

NU has higher revenue and earnings than Core Scientific.


This table compares Core Scientific and NU’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Core Scientific N/A N/A N/A
NU 13.86% 22.94% 3.62%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.9% of NU shares are held by institutional investors. 32.0% of Core Scientific shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of NU shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


NU beats Core Scientific on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Core Scientific

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Core Scientific, Inc. provides digital asset mining services in North America. It operates through two segments, Mining and Hosting. The company offers blockchain infrastructure, software solutions, and services; and operates data center mining facilities. It also mines digital assets for its own account; and provides hosting services for other large bitcoin miners, which include deployment, monitoring, trouble shooting, optimization, and maintenance of its customers' digital asset mining equipment. In addition, the company provides electrical power, repair, and other infrastructure services to operate, maintain, and earn digital assets; and sells mining equipment to customers. Core Scientific, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Dover, Delaware.

About NU

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Nu Holdings Ltd. provides digital banking platform and digital financial services in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and internationally. It offers Nu credit and debit cards; Ultraviolet credit and debit cards; and mobile payment solutions for NuAccount customers to make and receive transfers, pay bills, and make everyday purchases through their mobile phones. The company provides savings solutions, such as Nu Personal Accounts, a digital account solution that supports all personal finance activities, from daily purchases and money transfers to savings; and Nu business accounts designed specifically for entrepreneur customers and their businesses. In addition, it offers NuCrypto, a solution for buying and selling cryptocurrencies through the Nu app; NuInvest, an investment product that provides equity, fixed-income, options, and ETF products, as well as multimarket funds with curated asset allocations based on the customer's risk profile and financial position; personal unsecured loans; in-app buy now pay later' solution for Nu card customers to pay credit and debit purchases, and banking payment slips over time in up to twelve installments; and NuInsurance protecting solutions to help its customers secure life insurance and funeral benefits. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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