Professional Diversity Network (NASDAQ:IPDN) and Eventbrite (NYSE:EB) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Professional Diversity Network and Eventbrite’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Professional Diversity Network $22.05 million 0.44 -$22.28 million N/A N/A
Eventbrite $201.59 million 11.74 -$38.54 million N/A N/A

Professional Diversity Network has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Eventbrite.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Professional Diversity Network and Eventbrite, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Professional Diversity Network 0 0 0 0 N/A
Eventbrite 0 3 2 0 2.40

Eventbrite has a consensus target price of $31.80, suggesting a potential upside of 5.16%. Given Eventbrite’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Eventbrite is more favorable than Professional Diversity Network.

Profitability

This table compares Professional Diversity Network and Eventbrite’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Professional Diversity Network -111.23% -84.58% -44.44%
Eventbrite N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.4% of Professional Diversity Network shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.0% of Eventbrite shares are held by institutional investors. 19.0% of Professional Diversity Network shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Eventbrite beats Professional Diversity Network on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Professional Diversity Network Company Profile

Professional Diversity Network, Inc. operates online professional networking communities with career resources in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Professional Diversity Network, National Association of Professional Women, and Noble Voice Operations. It serves various cultural groups, such as women; Hispanic-Americans; African-Americans; Asian-Americans; disabled; military professionals; lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders; and students and graduates. The company offers single and multiple job postings, recruitment media, talent recruitment communities, corporate memberships, and hiring campaign marketing and advertising, as well as e-newsletter marketing, research, and outreach services. It also provides consumer advertising and consumer marketing solutions through advertising and job postings on its Websites. The company serves federal, state, and local governments, as well as companies and contractors that serve governmental entities; small and medium sized businesses; and large enterprises. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 10,266,000 registered users. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Professional Diversity Network, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cosmic Forward Limited.

Eventbrite Company Profile

Eventbrite, Inc. operates as a technology platform worldwide. Its platform integrates components needed to plan, promote, and produce live events that allow creators to reduce friction and costs, increase reach, and drive ticket sales. The company was formerly known as Mollyguard Corporation and changed its name to Eventbrite, Inc. in 2009. Eventbrite, Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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