Attunity (NASDAQ: ATTU) and Mentor Graphics Corp (NASDAQ:MENT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.
This table compares Attunity and Mentor Graphics Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Mentor Graphics Corp||25.76%||37.83%||23.54%|
This table compares Attunity and Mentor Graphics Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Attunity||$54.49 million||2.41||-$10.69 million||($0.32)||-23.97|
|Mentor Graphics Corp||N/A||N/A||N/A||$1.26||N/A|
Mentor Graphics Corp has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Attunity. Attunity is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mentor Graphics Corp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
18.1% of Attunity shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 100.0% of Mentor Graphics Corp shares are held by institutional investors. 50.2% of Attunity shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.8% of Mentor Graphics Corp shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Mentor Graphics Corp pays an annual dividend of $0.22 per share. Attunity does not pay a dividend. Mentor Graphics Corp pays out 17.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Attunity and Mentor Graphics Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Mentor Graphics Corp||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Attunity presently has a consensus target price of $12.50, indicating a potential upside of 62.97%. Mentor Graphics Corp has a consensus target price of $37.25, indicating a potential upside of Infinity. Given Mentor Graphics Corp’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Mentor Graphics Corp is more favorable than Attunity.
Mentor Graphics Corp beats Attunity on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Attunity Company Profile
Attunity Ltd (Attunity) is a provider of Big Data management software solutions that enable access, management, sharing and distribution of data across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations and the cloud. The Company’s software solutions include data replication and distribution (Attunity Replicate, change data capture (CDC) and Attunity Gold Client Solutions), test data management (Attunity Gold Client Solutions), data connectivity (Attunity Connect), enterprise file replication (AttunityRepliWeb), managed-file-transfer (Attunity MFT), data warehouse automation (Attunity Compose), data usage analytics (Attunity Visibility) and cloud data delivery (AttunityCloudBeam). Its software is used for projects, such as data warehousing, Hadoop, business intelligence (BI) and Big Data analytics, reporting, migration and modernization, data consolidation and distribution, and cloud initiatives. It offers a software as a service (SaaS)-based platform with a portfolio of services.
Mentor Graphics Corp Company Profile
Mentor Graphics Corporation provides software and hardware design solutions, as well as consulting and customer support services. The Company markets its products and services across the world, primarily to various companies in the communications, computer, consumer electronics, semiconductor, networking, multimedia, military and aerospace and transportation industries. The electronic components and systems that its customers create and test with its products include integrated circuits (ICs), printed circuit boards (PCBs), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), embedded systems and software, and wire harness systems. Its products are used in the design and development of a diverse set of electronic products, including transportation electronics, Internet of things (IoT) platforms and systems, computers, medical devices, industrial electronics, manufacturing systems, and wireless communications infrastructure.
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