Financial Contrast: Curaegis Technologies (OTCMKTS:CRGS) & Icahn Enterprises (IEP)

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Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP) and Curaegis Technologies (OTCMKTS:CRGS) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.8% of Icahn Enterprises shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Curaegis Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 90.1% of Icahn Enterprises shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 40.0% of Curaegis Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Icahn Enterprises and Curaegis Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Icahn Enterprises 1 0 0 0 1.00
Curaegis Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Icahn Enterprises currently has a consensus price target of $45.00, suggesting a potential downside of 31.86%. Given Icahn Enterprises’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Icahn Enterprises is more favorable than Curaegis Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Icahn Enterprises and Curaegis Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Icahn Enterprises 5.29% 4.76% 1.85%
Curaegis Technologies -16,002.38% N/A -408.57%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Icahn Enterprises and Curaegis Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Icahn Enterprises $21.74 billion 0.57 $2.43 billion N/A N/A
Curaegis Technologies $40,000.00 277.04 -$5.42 million N/A N/A

Icahn Enterprises has higher revenue and earnings than Curaegis Technologies.

Dividends

Icahn Enterprises pays an annual dividend of $7.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.6%. Curaegis Technologies does not pay a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Icahn Enterprises has a beta of 1.31, indicating that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Curaegis Technologies has a beta of -0.88, indicating that its stock price is 188% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Icahn Enterprises beats Curaegis Technologies on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Icahn Enterprises Company Profile

Icahn Enterprises L.P., through its subsidiaries, operates in investment, automotive, energy, railcar, gaming, metals, mining, food packaging, real estate, and home fashion businesses in the United States, Germany, and Internationally. Its Investment segment operates various private investment funds. The company's Automotive segment manufactures and distributes components, accessories, and systems to the automotive, heavy-duty, marine, railroad, agricultural, off-road, aerospace, power generation, and industrial markets; and distributes automotive parts. Its Energy segment refines and markets transportation fuels; and manufactures nitrogen fertilizers. Its Railcar segment manufactures and sells railcars; and provides railcar repair services, as well as leases railcars. The company's Gaming segment owns and operates casino gaming properties, including 8 casino facilities with 5,800 hotel rooms. The company's Metals segment collects, processes, and sells ferrous and non-ferrous metals, as well as processes and distributes steel pipe and plate products. Its Mining segment produces and sells iron ore products to the steel industry. The company's Food Packaging segment produces and sells cellulosic, fibrous, and plastic casings for the processed meat and poultry industry. Its Real Estate segment is involved in the rental of commercial real estate properties; construction and sale of single-family and multi-family homes, lots in subdivisions and planned communities, and raw land for residential development; and operation of golf and club. The company's Home Fashion segment manufactures and distributes home fashion consumer products. Icahn Enterprises L.P. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Curaegis Technologies Company Profile

CurAegis Technologies, Inc. develops and markets advanced technologies in the areas of power, safety, and wellness. The company operates through two segments, CURA and Aegis. It focuses on the commercialization of various technologies, including myCadian watch, a wearable device, which is used to predict and detect the degradation of alertness in a user, and reveal sleep and fatigue problems; Z-Coach, an e-learning tool that offers sleep training and education solutions to correct sleep issues and enhance overall wellness; and hydraulic pumps for off road diesel engines. The company was formerly known as Torvec, Inc. and changed its name to CurAegis Technologies, Inc. in June 2016. CurAegis Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.

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