Digital Turbine (APPS) & CommVault Systems (CVLT) Critical Comparison

Digital Turbine (NASDAQ: APPS) and CommVault Systems (NASDAQ:CVLT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Digital Turbine and CommVault Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Digital Turbine $93.63 million 0.97 -$9.37 million ($0.31) -4.42
CommVault Systems $664.72 million 4.17 $9.35 million $0.05 1,219.00

CommVault Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Digital Turbine. Digital Turbine is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CommVault Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

19.2% of Digital Turbine shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.5% of CommVault Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Digital Turbine shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.4% of CommVault Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Digital Turbine and CommVault Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Digital Turbine -22.54% -31.91% -18.45%
CommVault Systems 0.35% 0.30% 0.17%

Volatility & Risk

Digital Turbine has a beta of 1.25, indicating that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CommVault Systems has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Digital Turbine and CommVault Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Digital Turbine 0 0 4 0 3.00
CommVault Systems 0 1 8 0 2.89

Digital Turbine presently has a consensus target price of $1.48, suggesting a potential upside of 7.66%. CommVault Systems has a consensus target price of $70.67, suggesting a potential upside of 15.94%. Given CommVault Systems’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CommVault Systems is more favorable than Digital Turbine.

Summary

CommVault Systems beats Digital Turbine on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Digital Turbine Company Profile

Digital Turbine, Inc. is engaged in delivering end-to-end products and solutions for mobile operators, application advertisers, device original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other third parties to enable them to monetize mobile content. The Company operates its business in two operating segments: Advertising and Content. The Advertising segment consists of two businesses: Operator and OEM (O&O) and Advertiser and Publisher (A&P). The O&O business is an advertiser solution for carrier and OEM inventory consisting of services, such as Ignite, a mobile device management platform and Discover, an intelligent application discovery platform. Its A&P business is a mobile user acquisition network across the world consisting of services, such as syndicated network and real time bidding (RTB). The Content segment consists of services, including Marketplace, which is an application and content store, and Pay, which is a content management and mobile payment solution.

CommVault Systems Company Profile

Commvault Systems, Inc. (Commvault) is a provider of data and information management software applications and related services. The Company develops, markets and sells a suite of software applications and services, primarily in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, that provides its customers with data protection solutions supporting all operating systems, applications, and databases on virtual and physical servers, Network Attached Storage (NAS) shares, cloud-based infrastructures, and mobile devices; management through a single console; multiple protection methods, including backup and archive, snapshot management, replication, and content indexing for eDiscovery; storage management using deduplication for disk, tape and cloud; integration with the storage arrays; complete virtual infrastructure management supporting multiple hypervisors; security capabilities to limit access to critical data, and policy-based data management.

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