Analyzing BTCS (NASDAQ:BTCS) & Coinbase Global (NASDAQ:COIN)

Coinbase Global (NASDAQ:COINGet Free Report) and BTCS (NASDAQ:BTCSGet Free Report) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Coinbase Global and BTCS’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Coinbase Global $3.97 billion 14.69 $94.87 million $5.01 47.44
BTCS $1.34 million 19.80 $7.82 million $1.29 1.31

Coinbase Global has higher revenue and earnings than BTCS. BTCS is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Coinbase Global, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Coinbase Global and BTCS, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Coinbase Global 2 9 9 0 2.35
BTCS 0 0 1 0 3.00

Coinbase Global currently has a consensus target price of $214.67, indicating a potential downside of 9.67%. BTCS has a consensus target price of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 77.51%. Given BTCS’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe BTCS is more favorable than Coinbase Global.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

68.8% of Coinbase Global shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.5% of BTCS shares are held by institutional investors. 33.2% of Coinbase Global shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 40.2% of BTCS shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Coinbase Global and BTCS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Coinbase Global 33.98% 9.42% 0.30%
BTCS 1,519.73% -20.75% -17.64%

Volatility and Risk

Coinbase Global has a beta of 3.46, meaning that its share price is 246% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BTCS has a beta of 1.64, meaning that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Coinbase Global beats BTCS on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Coinbase Global

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Coinbase Global, Inc. provides financial infrastructure and technology for the crypto economy in the United States and internationally. The company offers the primary financial account in the crypto economy for consumers; and a marketplace with a pool of liquidity for transacting in crypto assets for institutions. It also provides technology and services that enable developers to build crypto products and securely accept crypto assets as payment. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Wilmington, Delaware.

About BTCS

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BTCS Inc. operates in blockchain technology sector the United States. Its blockchain-infrastructure secures and operates validator nodes on disruptive blockchain networks, as well as validates transactions for crypto holding delegations on dPoS blockchains. The company offers StakeSeeker, a cryptocurrency dashboard and staking-as-a-service platform that allows crypto asset holders to earn rewards by participating in network consensus mechanisms; and Builder+, a Ethereum block builder offered to maximize validator earnings by utilizing algorithms to construct optimized blocks for on-chain validation. In addition, it is involved in the development of ChainQ, an AI-powered blockchain data and analytics platform, which allows users to query real-time and historical on-chain blockchain data. The company was formerly known as Bitcoin Shop, Inc. and changed its name to BTCS Inc. in July 2015. BTCS Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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