Diebold, (NYSE: DBD) and Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
67.3% of Stratasys shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Diebold, shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.3% of Stratasys shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Diebold, and Stratasys’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Diebold,||$4.46 billion||0.33||$243.00 million||($3.67)||-5.31|
|Stratasys||$665.63 million||1.66||$30.05 million||($1.07)||-19.58|
Diebold, has higher revenue and earnings than Stratasys. Stratasys is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Diebold,, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Diebold, has a beta of 1.98, indicating that its share price is 98% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stratasys has a beta of 1.16, indicating that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Diebold, pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Stratasys does not pay a dividend. Diebold, pays out -10.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Diebold, and Stratasys’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Diebold, and Stratasys, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Diebold, currently has a consensus price target of $31.75, indicating a potential upside of 62.82%. Stratasys has a consensus price target of $24.21, indicating a potential upside of 15.58%. Given Diebold,’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Diebold, is more favorable than Stratasys.
Diebold, beats Stratasys on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Diebold, Company Profile
Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated provides connected commerce services, software and technology. The Company’s geographic segments include North America (NA), Asia Pacific (AP), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Latin America (LA). These segments sell and service financial self-service (FSS), retail solutions and security systems. The Company is engaged in providing connected commerce solutions to financial institutions. These solutions are supported by a field service organization. The Company provides security solutions, which combine a services portfolio and products to help address its customers’ needs. The Company provides services for a portfolio of physical security offerings, in addition to serving as a national locksmith. The Company provides voting machines for official elections and the terminals for the governmental lottery and correspondent bank.
Stratasys Company Profile
Stratasys, Inc. is a manufacturer of three-dimensional (3D) printers and rapid prototyping (RP) systems for the office-based RP and direct digital manufacturing (DDM) markets. The Company develops, manufactures and sells a product line of 3D printers and DDM systems (and related consumable materials) that create physical models from computer-aided design (CAD) designs. It also offer rapid prototyping and production part manufacturing services through its centers located in North America, Europe and Australia. In January 2009, the Company introduced the uPrint Personal 3D Printer. In January 2009, it began offering a thermoplastic for direct digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping called ULTEM 9085.
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