Evolving Systems (NASDAQ: EVOL) and Attunity (NASDAQ:ATTU) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Evolving Systems and Attunity’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Evolving Systems||$24.78 million||2.72||$3.43 million||$0.34||15.82|
|Attunity||$62.10 million||2.53||-$6.71 million||($0.40)||-18.92|
Risk & Volatility
Evolving Systems has a beta of 0.43, suggesting that its stock price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Attunity has a beta of 1.45, suggesting that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
35.7% of Evolving Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.4% of Attunity shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.2% of Evolving Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 50.2% of Attunity shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Evolving Systems and Attunity’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Evolving Systems and Attunity, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Attunity has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 71.73%. Given Attunity’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Attunity is more favorable than Evolving Systems.
Evolving Systems beats Attunity on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Evolving Systems
Evolving Systems, Inc. is a provider of software solutions for service enablement, on-device activation and management of services for connected devices for network operators. The Company operates in two segments: license fees and services revenue, and customer support revenue. Its service activation solution, Tertio is used to activate voice, video and data services for wireless, wireline and cable network operators. Its Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card activation solution, Dynamic SIM Allocation is used to allocate and assign resources to Mobile Network Operators devices that rely on SIM cards. Its Mobile Data Enablement solution provides a data consumption and policy management solution for wireless carriers and Mobile Virtual Network Operators that monitor the usage and consumption of data services. Its Total Number Management product is an automated database solution that enables operators to manage their telephone numbers, as well as other communication identifiers.
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.
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