Comparison of Applied Blockchain (OTCMKTS: APLD) and Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX)

Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX – Get Rating) and Applied Blockchain (OTCMKTS:APLD – Get Rating) are both IT and technology companies, but which company is better? We’ll compare the two companies based on valuation strength, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.8% of Yandex shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 2.7% of Applied Blockchain’s shares are held by institutional investors. 27.5% of Applied Blockchain’s stock is held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large money managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of Yandex and Applied Blockchain.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
yandex $4.79 billion 1.40 -$197.40 million ($0.46) -41.17
Applied Blockchain N / A N / A -$570,000.00 N / A N / A

Applied Blockchain has lower earnings, but higher earnings than Yandex.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Yandex and Applied Blockchain, as reported by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
yandex 0 0 3 0 3.00
Blockchain applied 0 0 6 0 3.00

Yandex currently has a consensus target price of $86.00, suggesting a potential upside of 354.07%. Applied Blockchain has a consensus target price of $8.17, suggesting a potential upside of 287.05%. Given Yandex’s likely higher upside, stock analysts clearly believe that Yandex is more favorable than Applied Blockchain.

Volatility and risk

Yandex has a beta of 1.26, which means its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Applied Blockchain has a beta of 5.29, which means its stock price is 429% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of Yandex and Applied Blockchain.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
yandex -2.62% 3.44% 1.85%
Blockchain applied N / A N / A N / A

About Yandex

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Yandex NV, a technology company, creates smart products and services powered by machine learning and other technologies to help consumers and businesses navigate the online and offline world. The Company operates through Search and Portal, Taxi, Yandex.Market, Media Services, Classifieds and Other Business Units and Initiatives segments. It provides locally relevant research and information services. The company also develops on-demand transportation, delivery and navigation services and products, and operates in the e-commerce, online entertainment and cloud computing markets to meet the needs of customers in Russia and in various international markets. Additionally, it operates Yandex.Plus, a subscription-based loyalty program; offers fintech instruments, such as payment services and financial services; and advertising services. In addition, the Company operates classifieds platforms for the sale of used and new cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and spare parts; and the sale and rental of apartments, houses and commercial properties for individuals, developers and real estate agents, as well as a long-term apartment rental platform to manage pre-rental processes. contract and the subsequent administration of payments. Additionally, it operates Yandex Zen, a social infotainment platform that brings together content creators and users; and Yandex Cloud, a cloud platform that provides infrastructure, storage, machine learning, and development tools to build and improve cutting-edge digital services and applications for B2B customers and individual developers. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Schiphol, the Netherlands.

About Applied Blockchain

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Applied Blockchain, Inc. engages in crypto mining and co-hosting operations. The company was formerly known as Applied Science Products, Inc. and changed its name to Applied Blockchain, Inc. in April 2021. The company is based in Dallas, Texas.

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