eFuture (NASDAQ: EFUT) and Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.
This table compares eFuture and Citrix Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for eFuture and Citrix Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Citrix Systems has a consensus target price of $89.50, suggesting a potential upside of 2.25%. Given Citrix Systems’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Citrix Systems is more favorable than eFuture.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares eFuture and Citrix Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Citrix Systems||$3.42 billion||3.86||$536.11 million||$3.22||27.18|
Citrix Systems has higher revenue and earnings than eFuture.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
1.6% of eFuture shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.4% of Citrix Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Citrix Systems shares are held 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.
Citrix Systems beats eFuture on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
eFuture Holding Inc., formerly eFuture Information Technology Inc., is a holding company. The Company is a software and solution provider and a mobile business enabler to China’s retail and consumer goods industries. All of the Company’s operations are conducted through its Chinese subsidiary, eFuture (Beijing) Royalstone Information Technology Inc. (eFuture Beijing). The Company caters to manufacturers, distributors, resellers, logistics companies and retailers. Its software professional service includes delivery services, recurring maintenance services and offers support service system. The Company’s software solutions are specifically designed to optimize demand processes from factory to consumer, and to address supply chain management (SCM), business processes, decision support, inventory optimization, collaborative planning and forecasting requirements. Its Omni-channel solutions business includes a series of omni-channel cloud services. Its Omni-channel solutions offer myStore.
About Citrix Systems
Citrix Systems, Inc. offers Enterprise and Service Provider products, which include Workspace Services solutions and Delivery Networking products. The Company’s Enterprise and Service Provider products include Cloud Services solutions, and related license updates and maintenance, support and professional services. The Company’s NetScaler nCore Technology is an architecture that enables execution of multiple packet engines in parallel. The Company’s workspace services include Application Virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), Enterprise Mobility Management and Citrix Workspace Suite. The Company’s NetScaler ADC is a software-defined application delivery controller (ADC) and load balancer. The Company’s Cloud Services include ShareFile and Citrix Cloud. It provides various ways for customers to receive upgrades, support and maintenance for products, which include Software Maintenance, Subscription Advantage, Technical Support Services and Hardware Maintenance.
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