Dena (OTCMKTS: DNACF) and Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Dena shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.7% of Virtusa shares are held by institutional investors. 6.0% of Virtusa shares are held 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 Dena and Virtusa’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility and Risk
Dena has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Virtusa has a beta of 1.35, meaning that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Dena and Virtusa, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Virtusa has a consensus price target of $58.71, indicating a potential upside of 23.19%. Given Virtusa’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Virtusa is more favorable than Dena.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Dena and Virtusa’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dena||$1.33 billion||2.09||$297.10 million||$1.97||9.36|
|Virtusa||$858.73 million||1.63||$11.85 million||$0.18||264.78|
Dena has higher revenue and earnings than Virtusa. Dena is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Virtusa, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Virtusa beats Dena on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Virtusa Corporation (Virtusa) is an information technology services company. The Company’s services include information technology (IT) and business consulting, digital enablement services, user experience (UX) design, development of IT applications, maintenance and support services, systems integration, infrastructure and managed services. Its services enable its clients to accelerate business outcomes by consolidating, rationalizing and modernizing the clients’ core customer-facing processes into one or more core systems. It delivers solutions through a global delivery model, applying advanced methods, such as Agile, a technique designed to accelerate application development. The Company uses its consulting methodology, Accelerated Solution Design (ASD). It supports the Chief Information Officers (CIOs) of its client organizations in solving their critical issues, including managing total cost of ownership, accelerating time-to-market and increasing productivity.
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