Reviewing Teradata Corporation (TDC) and VASCO Data Security International (VDSI)

Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) and VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitabiliy, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

Teradata Corporation has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VASCO Data Security International has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Teradata Corporation and VASCO Data Security International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Teradata Corporation $2.18 billion 1.85 $257.00 million $0.76 41.50
VASCO Data Security International $178.90 million 2.89 $9.43 million $0.15 86.67

Teradata Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than VASCO Data Security International. Teradata Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VASCO Data Security International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.7% of VASCO Data Security International shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Teradata Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 25.9% of VASCO Data Security International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Teradata Corporation and VASCO Data Security International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Teradata Corporation 4.63% 21.12% 8.25%
VASCO Data Security International 3.45% 6.06% 4.81%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Teradata Corporation and VASCO Data Security International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Teradata Corporation 3 8 1 0 1.83
VASCO Data Security International 0 1 2 0 2.67

Teradata Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $29.43, indicating a potential downside of 6.69%. VASCO Data Security International has a consensus price target of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 30.77%. Given VASCO Data Security International’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe VASCO Data Security International is more favorable than Teradata Corporation.

Summary

VASCO Data Security International beats Teradata Corporation on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Teradata Corporation

Teradata Corporation is a provider of analytic data platforms, analytic applications and related services. The Company’s segments include Americas region (North America and Latin America) and International region (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Japan). Its offerings include analytics solutions, ecosystem architecture consulting and hybrid cloud solutions. These solutions include software and hardware technology components, such as data warehousing, big data, tools for data integration, data discovery and business intelligence. Its services include a range of offerings, including consulting to enable organizations design, optimize and manage their analytic and big data environments, either on-premises or in the cloud. Its consulting services provide expertise in data architecture services; cloud, including software as a service and analytics as a service; private cloud; managed services, and related installation services.

About VASCO Data Security International

VASCO Data Security International, Inc. designs, develops and markets digital solutions for identity, security and business productivity that protect and facilitate transactions online, via mobile devices, and in-person. The Company provides anti-fraud and digital transaction management solutions to financial institutions and other businesses. Its solutions secure access to data, assets, and applications for global enterprises; provide tools for application developers to easily integrate security functions into their Web-based and mobile applications, and facilitate digital transactions involving the signing, sending, and managing of documents. It also provides tools for application developers to integrate security functions into their Web-based and mobile applications. It facilitates digital transactions involving the signing, sending and managing of documents. Its security solutions include both open standards-based and solutions.

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