Glu Mobile (GLUU) & NXT-ID (NXTD) Financial Analysis

Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU) and NXT-ID (NASDAQ:NXTD) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Glu Mobile has a beta of 2, suggesting that its stock price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NXT-ID has a beta of -5.06, suggesting that its stock price is 606% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Glu Mobile and NXT-ID’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Glu Mobile -48.07% -47.18% -31.97%
NXT-ID -30.81% -1,514.41% -17.86%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Glu Mobile and NXT-ID, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Glu Mobile 0 4 4 0 2.50
NXT-ID 0 0 1 0 3.00

Glu Mobile presently has a consensus target price of $2.97, indicating a potential downside of 7.23%. NXT-ID has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 210.56%. Given NXT-ID’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NXT-ID is more favorable than Glu Mobile.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Glu Mobile and NXT-ID’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Glu Mobile $223.16 million 1.94 -$78.82 million N/A N/A
NXT-ID $21.99 million 0.70 $1.06 million N/A N/A

NXT-ID has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Glu Mobile.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

29.9% of Glu Mobile shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.9% of NXT-ID shares are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Glu Mobile shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.2% of NXT-ID shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Glu Mobile Company Profile

Glu Mobile Inc. develops, publishes and markets a portfolio of mobile games. The Company develops and publishes a portfolio of mobile games designed to appeal to a cross section of the users of smartphones and tablet devices. Its portfolio of mobile games is spread across various genres, including Fashion and Celebrity, Food, Sports and Action, Social Networking and Home. Its portfolio of games include Contract Killer, Cooking Dash, Covet Fashion, Deer Hunter, Design Home, QuizUp, Racing Rivals and Tap Sports Baseball, as well as games based on third party licensed brands, including Gordon Ramsay DASH, Kendall & Kylie, and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. The Company works directly with other application developers to include advertising for their applications in its games, and the developers pay them based on either the number of impressions in its games or the number of users downloading the developer’s application.

NXT-ID Company Profile

Nxt-ID, Inc. is a technology company. The Company is focused on products, solutions and services for security on mobile devices. The Company’s core technologies consist of those that support digital payments, biometric identification, encryption, sensors and miniaturization. It has three lines of business: mobile commerce (m-commerce), primarily through the application of secure digital payment technologies; biometric access control applications, and Department of Defense contracting. It intends to use its core biometric facial and voice recognition algorithms to develop security applications (both cloud based and locally hosted) that can be used for companies, as well as individuals, law enforcement, the defense industry, and the United States Department of Defense. Its offerings include Wocket, a physical electronic smart wallet; the NXT Smartcard, a standalone smartcard; Wi-Mag, an antenna and payment technology, and 3D FaceMatch and 3D SketchArtist facial recognition products.

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