Yandex (YNDX) and Sify (SIFY) Head to Head Review

Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) and Sify (NASDAQ:SIFY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Volatility and Risk

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Yandex has a beta of 2.67, meaning that its share price is 167% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sify has a beta of 1.74, meaning that its share price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.9% of Yandex shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.9% of Sify shares are owned by institutional investors. 77.0% of Sify shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Yandex and Sify, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yandex 1 2 6 0 2.56
Sify 0 0 0 0 N/A

Yandex presently has a consensus target price of $39.69, indicating a potential upside of 0.04%. Sify has a consensus target price of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 38.25%. Given Sify’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sify is more favorable than Yandex.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Yandex and Sify’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yandex $1.63 billion 7.93 $152.40 million $0.81 48.98
Sify $284.26 million 0.30 $9.90 million N/A N/A

Yandex has higher revenue and earnings than Sify.

Dividends

Sify pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Yandex does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Yandex and Sify’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yandex 9.32% 17.70% 11.66%
Sify N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Yandex beats Sify on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yandex Company Profile

Yandex N.V. operates an Internet search engine in Russia and internationally. The company offers search, location-based, personalized, and mobile services that enable users to find information, and communicate and connect over the Internet from desktops and mobile devices. It provides maps and location-based services, such as Yandex.Maps, Yandex.Navigator, and Yandex.Transport; Yandex.Mail that provides users access to their email accounts; Yandex.Disk, a cloud-based storage service; Yandex.News, an online news aggregation service; Yandex.Weather, a service that offers hyperlocal weather information; and Yandex Browser for desktops and mobile platforms. The company also provides Yandex.Direct, an auction-based advertising placement platform; Yandex Ad Network service; Yandex RTB, a programmatic advertising product; mobile advertising products; Yandex.Spravochnik, a business directory; and Yandex.Market, an e-commerce gateway service. In addition, it offers Yandex.Taxi, an on-demand transportation service; Auto.ru, a classified platform for used and new cars, other private and commercial vehicles, and spare parts; Yandex.Realty, a real estate classifieds service; Yandex.Jobs, a job search Website; and Yandex.Travel, a service that allow users to search for a vacation. Further, it offers KinoPoisk, a Russian language Website for movies, TV series, and celebrity content; Yandex.Music, a music streaming service; Yandex.Afisha platform that allow users to buy tickets to cinemas, theaters, and concerts online; and Yandex.TV Program, a service providing users with an up to date schedule of broadcast, cable and digital TV channels, as well as an option to view certain TV channels online. Additionally, it offers Yandex Zen, which scours the Web for content; and Yandex Launcher that allows users to grouping applications on their smartphone into various categories. Yandex N.V. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

Sify Company Profile

Sify Technologies Limited provides integrated information and communications technology solutions and services in India and internationally. The company's Telecom Services segment offers Internet protocol based virtual private network services, including intranets, extranets, and remote access applications; and last mile connectivity services. The company's Data Centre Services segment provides co-location, regular backup, server load balancing, and remote backup solutions; messaging, shared hosting, network, and security services; storage and virtualization services; and managed voice services to resident enterprises. Its Cloud and Managed services segment offers on-demand hosting services; and remote and onsite infrastructure management services that manages and supports customer operating systems, applications, and database layers, as well as utility-based on-demand storage service that manages the lifecycle of enterprise information. The company's Technology Integration Services segment provides data center build, network integration, information security, end user computing, and collaborative tools and solutions. Its Application Integration services segment offers a range of Web-applications; and operates online portals, including sify.com and samachar.com, which acts as principal entry points and gateway for accessing the Internet, as well as related content sites. In addition, it provides Website design, development, content management, online assessment tools, and search engine optimization services; messaging and collaboration solutions; on-line testing engine and network management services; and on-line exam engine solutions. The company was formerly known as Sify Limited and changed its name to Sify Technologies Limited in October 2007. Sify Technologies Limited was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Chennai, India.

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