FleetMatics Group PLC (NYSE: FLTX) and MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.
Volatility and Risk
FleetMatics Group PLC has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MicroStrategy has a beta of 0.84, indicating that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
95.9% of FleetMatics Group PLC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.3% of MicroStrategy shares are held by institutional investors. 21.8% of MicroStrategy shares are held by company 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.
This table compares FleetMatics Group PLC and MicroStrategy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|FleetMatics Group PLC||-0.96%||-0.98%||-0.76%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares FleetMatics Group PLC and MicroStrategy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|FleetMatics Group PLC||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.82||73.17|
|MicroStrategy||$511.19 million||2.50||$109.23 million||$7.24||18.77|
MicroStrategy has higher revenue and earnings than FleetMatics Group PLC. MicroStrategy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than FleetMatics Group PLC, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current recommendations for FleetMatics Group PLC and MicroStrategy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|FleetMatics Group PLC||0||0||0||0||N/A|
MicroStrategy has a consensus target price of $160.75, suggesting a potential upside of 18.29%. Given MicroStrategy’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MicroStrategy is more favorable than FleetMatics Group PLC.
MicroStrategy beats FleetMatics Group PLC on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About FleetMatics Group PLC
Fleetmatics Group Limited, formerly Fleetmatics Group PLC, is a holding company. The Company is a provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). The Company’s mobile software platform enables businesses to manage their local fleets of commercial vehicles. The Company offers Web-based and mobile application solutions that provide fleet operators with access to vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage and others into their mobile workforce. The Company’s product offerings include Fleetmatics REVEAL, a business intelligence-based fleet management solution for small and midsize businesses (SMBs); Fleetmatics REVEAL+, which extends Fleetmatics REVEAL to larger enterprises, and Fleetmatics WORK, a field service management solution. Its fleet management offering consists of tracking alerts, route replay, timeline view, places, driver-centricity and money-based metrics.
MicroStrategy Incorporated is a provider of enterprise software platforms around the world. The Company is engaged in the design, development, marketing and sales of its software platform through licensing arrangements, and cloud-based subscriptions and related services. It focuses on providing enterprise customers with software platform and services for deploying intelligence applications. Its platform, MicroStrategy 10, consolidates analytics and mobility in a single platform, available both as on-premise software and as a hosted service offering in MicroStrategy Cloud. Its enterprise platform combines business intelligence functionality with data discovery, mobile analytics and identity intelligence generated by digital credentials. MicroStrategy 10 consists of MicroStrategy Analytics, MicroStrategy Mobile and Usher. MicroStrategy Analytics offers solutions to organizations to analyze a range of data and distribute actionable business insight throughout an enterprise.
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