Head to Head Analysis: Golden Path Acquisition (NASDAQ:GPCO) vs. AppLovin (NYSE:APP)

Golden Path Acquisition (NASDAQ:GPCO) and AppLovin (NYSE:APP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Golden Path Acquisition and AppLovin’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Golden Path Acquisition N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
AppLovin $1.45 billion 20.38 -$125.19 million N/A N/A

Golden Path Acquisition has higher earnings, but lower revenue than AppLovin.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Golden Path Acquisition and AppLovin, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Golden Path Acquisition 0 0 0 0 N/A
AppLovin 0 0 16 0 3.00

AppLovin has a consensus target price of $108.27, suggesting a potential upside of 37.03%. Given AppLovin’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AppLovin is more favorable than Golden Path Acquisition.

Profitability

This table compares Golden Path Acquisition and AppLovin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Golden Path Acquisition N/A N/A N/A
AppLovin -0.63% -2.17% -0.46%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.7% of Golden Path Acquisition shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.0% of AppLovin shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of AppLovin shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

About Golden Path Acquisition

Golden Path Acquisition Corporation is a blank check company. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or related business combination with one or more businesses. Golden Path Acquisition Corporation is based in New York.

About AppLovin

AppLovin Corporation engages in building a software-based platform for mobile app developers to enhance the marketing and monetization of their apps worldwide. The company's software solutions include AppDiscovery, a solution to automate, optimize, and manage user acquisition investments for business clients; and MAX, an in-app bidding solution that optimizes purchases of app ad inventory. Its business clients include various advertisers, internet platforms, and others. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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