Financial contrast: Simulated Environment Concepts (OTCMKTS: SMEV) versus The Arena Group (NYSE: AREN)


Simulated Environment Concepts (OTCMKTS: SMEV – Get Rating) and The Arena Group (NYSE: AREN – Get Rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings, and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Simulated Environment Concepts has a beta of 0.44, suggesting its stock price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, The Arena Group has a beta of 0.48, suggesting its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Simulated Environment Concepts and The Arena Group.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Simulated Environment Concepts N / A N / A N / A
The Arena group -40.70% N / A -43.99%

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Simulated Environment Concepts and The Arena Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Simulated Environment Concepts 0 0 0 0 N / A
The Arena group 0 0 2 0 3.00

Arena Group has a consensus target price of $19.50, indicating a potential upside of 106.35%. Given The Arena Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe The Arena Group is more favorable than Simulated Environment Concepts.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Simulated Environment Concepts and The Arena Group.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Simulated Environment Concepts N / A N / A N / A N / A N / A
The Arena group $189.14 million 0.89 -$89.94 million ($2.96) -3.19

Simulated Environment Concepts has higher revenue, but lower revenue than The Arena Group.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of Simulated Environment Concepts shares are held by institutional investors. 62.6% of the shares of Simulated Environment Concepts are held by insiders. By comparison, 8.3% of The Arena Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, hedge funds, and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

About Simulated Environment Concepts (Get a rating)

Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. is engaged in the development and manufacture of medical, health and wellness equipment in the United States and around the world. Its products include SpaCapsule, a robotic massage therapy system used for medical rehabilitation, relaxation, weight loss, slimming, cellulite management and general wellness; and PTjetCapsule. The Company also offers peripheral massage and health components, parts, accessories and items. Its products are used in a variety of settings, such as corporate employee lounges, relaxation centers, gyms and health clubs, medical offices, hotels, tanning and beauty salons/spas, luxury accommodations, gulf clubs, ski lounges, shopping malls and malls, airports, cruise ships, luxury yachts and homes. Simulated Environment Concepts, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Miami, Florida.

About Arena Group (Get a rating)

The Arena Group Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a digital media platform in the United States and internationally. The Company offers the Platform, a proprietary online publishing platform comprising publishing tools, video platforms, social distribution channels, newsletter technology, machine learning content recommendations, notifications and other technologies. The company was formerly known as TheMaven, Inc. and changed its name to The Arena Group Holdings, Inc. in February 2022. The Arena Group Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 1990 and is based in New York, New York.

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