Contrasting NextPlay Technologies (NASDAQ:NXTP) and 36Kr (NASDAQ:KRKR)

NextPlay Technologies (NASDAQ:NXTPGet Free Report) and 36Kr (NASDAQ:KRKRGet Free Report) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.3% of NextPlay Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of 36Kr shares are held by institutional investors. 24.5% of NextPlay Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 39.4% of 36Kr shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NextPlay Technologies and 36Kr’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NextPlay Technologies $8.20 million 0.86 -$37.97 million N/A N/A
36Kr $46.76 million 0.30 $3.26 million ($0.31) -1.16

36Kr has higher revenue and earnings than NextPlay Technologies.


This table compares NextPlay Technologies and 36Kr’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NextPlay Technologies N/A N/A N/A
36Kr -27.91% -29.88% -18.07%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for NextPlay Technologies and 36Kr, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NextPlay Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
36Kr 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

NextPlay Technologies has a beta of 2.45, indicating that its share price is 145% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 36Kr has a beta of 0.59, indicating that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.


NextPlay Technologies beats 36Kr on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NextPlay Technologies

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NextPlay Technologies, Inc., a technology solutions company, provides games, in-game advertising, digital asset products and services, connected TV, and travel booking services to consumers and corporations in the United States, Puerto Rico, Europe, and Thailand. The company operates through three segments: Media, FinTech, and Travel. The Media segment provides HotPlay games studio, a game development studio that develops a range of casual games; HotPlay redemption mobile application, a digital wallet that is used to collect the HotPlay IGA rewards; HotPlay In game advertising and rewards platform, that enable advertisements and rewards to be inserted in game; goPlay platform, a gamification platform for users to compete against each other through tournaments and challenges, as well as a reward platform that rewards users for their continued loyalty and continuous game; and Zappware, a TV as a Service platform, which includes media source ingest, encoding and transcoding, packaging, protection, delivery, playback, and analytics that provide telco operators for their digital media processing, as well as a client side set top box and smart TV middleware platform, associated application framework and corresponding, and supporting content management system. The FinTech segment engages in the development of NextFinTech Platform, an integrated digital financial platform, which offers mobile banking, investments into alternative assets, and insurance to businesses and individuals. The Travel segment offers booking solutions for business and leisure; and travel technology solutions comprising alternative lodging rental properties under NextTrip ConNextions brand. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Sunrise, Florida.

About 36Kr

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36Kr Holdings Inc. provides content and business services in the People's Republic of China. It creates and distributes various content, including insightful reports on companies and timely market updates, as well as editorials and commentaries in various industries, such as technology, media and entertainment, consumer, retail, and healthcare. The company's business services include online advertising services; enterprise value-added services, such as integrated marketing, advertisement agent, offline events, and consulting services; and subscription services to individuals, institutional investors, and enterprises. 36Kr Holdings Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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