Direct comparison between Coinbase Global (NASDAQ:COIN) and NU (NYSE:NU)


Coinbase global (NASDAQ: CURRENCYGet a rating) and NU (NYSE: NUGet a rating) are both large-cap financial companies, but which business is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on their risk strength, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of the current recommendations and price targets for Coinbase Global and NU, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Coinbase Global 0 5 16 0 2.76
A 2 4 9 0 2.47

Coinbase Global currently has a consensus price target of $191.17, suggesting a potential upside of 273.23%. NU has a consensus price target of $10.73, suggesting a potential upside of 209.32%. Given Coinbase Global’s stronger consensus rating and possible higher upside, stock analysts clearly believe that Coinbase Global is more favorable than NU.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of Coinbase Global and NU.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Coinbase Global 33.63% 42.39% 12.68%
A N / A N / A N / A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

39.0% of Coinbase Global shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 70.7% of NU’s shares are held by institutional investors. 36.1% of Coinbase Global shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Coinbase Global and NU.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Coinbase global $7.84 billion 1.43 $3.62 billion $9.38 5.46
A $1.70 billion 9.42 -$164.99 million N / A N / A

Coinbase Global has higher revenue and profit than NU.


Coinbase Global beats NU on 9 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Coinbase Global Company Profile (Get a rating)

Coinbase Global, Inc. provides financial infrastructure and technology for the cryptoeconomy in the United States and around the world. The company offers the cryptoeconomy’s leading financial account for retailers; a marketplace with a pool of liquidity to transact crypto assets for institutions; and technology and services that enable ecosystem partners to build crypto-based applications and securely accept crypto assets as payment. Coinbase Global, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Wilmington, Delaware.

NU Company Profile (Get a rating)

UN logoNu Holdings Ltd. operates as a digital financial services platform and technology company primarily in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia. It offers Nu credit and debit cards; ultraviolet credit and debit cards; and mobile payment solutions enabling NuAccount customers to make and receive transfers, pay bills and make everyday purchases via their mobile phone. The company offers savings solutions, such as Nu Personal Accounts, a digital account solution that supports all personal finance activities, from everyday purchases and money transfers to savings; and Nu Business Accounts designed specifically for entrepreneur clients and their businesses. Additionally, it offers NuInvest, an investment product that provides equity, fixed income, options and ETF products, as well as multi-market funds with asset allocations organized by profile of risk and the financial situation of the client; unsecured personal loans; an in-app “buy now, pay later” solution allowing Nu Card customers to pay for credit and debit card purchases, as well as bank payment slips over time in up to twelve installments; and NuInsurance’s protection solutions to help clients obtain life insurance and funeral benefits. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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