Mavenir Systems (NYSE: MVNR) and Silver Spring Networks (NYSE:SSNI) are both small-cap it services & consulting – nec companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.
This table compares Mavenir Systems and Silver Spring Networks’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Silver Spring Networks||-53.03%||N/A||-33.06%|
75.5% of Silver Spring Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 25.2% of Silver Spring Networks shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Mavenir Systems and Silver Spring Networks’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Silver Spring Networks||$311.01 million||2.83||-$21.62 million||($0.83)||-19.59|
Mavenir Systems has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Silver Spring Networks. Silver Spring Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mavenir Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Mavenir Systems and Silver Spring Networks, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Silver Spring Networks||0||9||2||0||2.18|
Silver Spring Networks has a consensus target price of $14.75, suggesting a potential downside of 9.29%. Given Silver Spring Networks’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Silver Spring Networks is more favorable than Mavenir Systems.
Silver Spring Networks beats Mavenir Systems on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Mavenir Systems
Mavenir Systems, Inc. (Mavenir) is a provider of software-based telecommunications networking solutions. The Company’s solutions enable mobile service providers to deliver Internet protocol (IP)-based voice, video, communications and messaging services to subscribers across the world. The Company’s product categories include Voice and Video, and Enhanced Messaging. The Voice and Video product category includes Telephony Application Server (TAS), Voice over long term evolution (LTE) Interworking Function (VoLTE IWF), Media Resource Function (MRF), Mobility Application Server (MAS), Call Session Control Function (CSCF), Equipment Identity Register (EIR), Unified Access Gateway (UAG), Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC). The Enhanced Messaging product category includes Rich Messaging Server (RMS), Messaging Routers and Gateways, Presence and Resource List Service (PRS) and XML Document Management System (XDMS).
About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. is engaged in creating, building and deploying large-scale networks and solutions enabling the Internet of things (IoT) for critical infrastructure. The Company provides a networking platform and solutions that enable utilities to transform the power grid infrastructure into the smart grid. Its networking platform enables customers to communicate with devices connected to the power grid. Its networking platform comprises hardware, such as access points and relays; its communications modules; its SilverLinkOS network operating software, and its GridScape management and security software. It offers solutions built upon SilverLink Network and Data platforms, including advanced metering, distribution automation, demand-side management, street lights and its wireless Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) network service for the IoT, Starfish. Through its managed application services, it manages the SilverLink Control Platform and SilverLink Applications.
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