Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ: SPNS) and MaxPoint Interactive (NASDAQ:MXPT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Sapiens International Corporation N.V. and MaxPoint Interactive’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sapiens International Corporation N.V.||$223.16 million||2.49||$23.06 million||$0.07||161.59|
|MaxPoint Interactive||$147.51 million||0.29||-$10.58 million||($2.48)||-2.58|
Sapiens International Corporation N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than MaxPoint Interactive. MaxPoint Interactive is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sapiens International Corporation N.V., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Sapiens International Corporation N.V. and MaxPoint Interactive, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sapiens International Corporation N.V.||0||0||4||0||3.00|
Sapiens International Corporation N.V. currently has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 41.47%. Given Sapiens International Corporation N.V.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Sapiens International Corporation N.V. is more favorable than MaxPoint Interactive.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
13.2% of Sapiens International Corporation N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.7% of MaxPoint Interactive shares are held by institutional investors. 16.0% of Sapiens International Corporation N.V. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 57.1% of MaxPoint Interactive shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Sapiens International Corporation N.V. has a beta of 1.16, suggesting that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MaxPoint Interactive has a beta of 2.35, suggesting that its stock price is 135% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Sapiens International Corporation N.V. and MaxPoint Interactive’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sapiens International Corporation N.V.||1.39%||6.80%||4.65%|
Sapiens International Corporation N.V. beats MaxPoint Interactive on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Sapiens International Corporation N.V. Company Profile
Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (Sapiens) is a provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a focus on the financial services sector. The Company operates in provider of software solutions segment. Its software solutions portfolio consists of Life, Pension, Annuity and Retirement Solutions, including software solutions for the management of a range of products for life, pension, annuity and retirement; Property and Casualty/General Insurance Solutions, including a software suite of solutions, supporting a range of business lines, including personal, commercial and specialty lines, as well as a solution for the management of reinsurance contracts; Sapiens DECISION, which is a business decision management solution, and Technology-Based Solutions, such as Sapiens eMerge. Its services include project delivery and implementation, business and technical consulting related to its products, project and program management, training and user acceptance testing.
MaxPoint Interactive Company Profile
MaxPoint Interactive, Inc. is a marketing technology company. The Company provides business intelligence and marketing automation solution. The Company’s MaxPoint Intelligence Platform is a cloud-based software service that enables to predict local demand for national brands based on consumers’ purchase power and intent and manage customized digital advertisements containing in-store offers and promotions to reach consumers at a local level across display, mobile, social and video channels. Through marketing automation and direct integrations with real-time bidding (RTB) exchanges, the Company’s platform delivers customized digital advertisements containing product and store specific promotions to local consumers. The Company’s customers are located in the United States and Europe, and consist of enterprises with national brands in the consumer products, retail, automotive, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications and entertainment industries.
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