MAM Software Group (NASDAQ: MAMS) and Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and risk.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for MAM Software Group and Descartes Systems Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|MAM Software Group||0||1||0||0||2.00|
|Descartes Systems Group||0||3||5||0||2.63|
Risk and Volatility
MAM Software Group has a beta of -0.06, suggesting that its share price is 106% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Descartes Systems Group has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
31.3% of MAM Software Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.1% of Descartes Systems Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 32.5% of MAM Software Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Descartes Systems Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares MAM Software Group and Descartes Systems Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|MAM Software Group||12.46%||40.12%||14.75%|
|Descartes Systems Group||11.34%||5.74%||4.63%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares MAM Software Group and Descartes Systems Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|MAM Software Group||$31.60 million||3.07||$4.57 million||$0.35||22.03|
|Descartes Systems Group||$237.44 million||9.34||$23.83 million||$0.35||82.57|
Descartes Systems Group has higher revenue and earnings than MAM Software Group. MAM Software Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Descartes Systems Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Descartes Systems Group beats MAM Software Group on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
MAM Software Group Company Profile
MAM Software Group, Inc. (MAM) is a technology holding company. The Company is a provider of cloud-based business and on premise management solutions for the auto parts, tires and vertical distribution industries. Its segments include MAM UK and MAM NA. It operates through three subsidiaries: MAM Software, Inc. (MAM NA), MAM Software Limited (MAM Ltd.) and Origin Software Solutions Ltd. (Origin) (MAM Ltd. and Origin are collectively referred to as MAM UK). The Company provides software, information and related services to businesses engaged in the automotive aftermarket in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. In the United Kingdom Market, it also provides management solutions to businesses involved in the wholesale of construction materials. Its products and services include business management systems, information products, online services, and customer support and consulting and training.
Descartes Systems Group Company Profile
Descartes Systems Group Inc (Descartes) is a Canada-based global provider of federated network and global logistics technology solutions that help its customers make and receive shipments and manage related resources. Its network-based solutions, which primarily consist of services and software, connect people to their trading partners and enable business document exchange (bookings, bills of lading, status messages); regulatory compliance and customs filing; route and resource planning, execution and monitoring; access and leverage global trade and restricted party data; inventory and asset visibility; rate and transportation management, and warehouse operations. Its solutions include Logistics Technology Platform that fuses the Descartes Global Logistics Network (Descartes GLN); customs and regulatory compliance; routing, mobile and telematics; global logistics network services; transportation management, and broker and forwarder enterprise systems. It operates through MacroPoint.
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