MAM Software Group (NASDAQ: MAMS) and FleetMatics Group PLC (NYSE:FLTX) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitabiliy.

Profitability

This table compares MAM Software Group and FleetMatics Group PLC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MAM Software Group 8.61% 42.57% 12.09%
FleetMatics Group PLC -0.96% -0.98% -0.76%

Risk & Volatility

MAM Software Group has a beta of 0.06, indicating that its share price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FleetMatics Group PLC has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

31.1% of MAM Software Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.9% of FleetMatics Group PLC shares are held by institutional investors. 39.6% of MAM Software Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MAM Software Group and FleetMatics Group PLC’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MAM Software Group $31.72 million 2.38 $4.32 million $0.33 18.67
FleetMatics Group PLC N/A N/A N/A $0.82 73.17

MAM Software Group has higher revenue and earnings than FleetMatics Group PLC. MAM Software Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than FleetMatics Group PLC, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for MAM Software Group and FleetMatics Group PLC, 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
FleetMatics Group PLC 0 9 1 0 2.10

MAM Software Group currently has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential downside of 2.60%. FleetMatics Group PLC has a consensus price target of $58.20, suggesting a potential downside of 3.00%. Given MAM Software Group’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe MAM Software Group is more favorable than FleetMatics Group PLC.

Summary

MAM Software Group beats FleetMatics Group PLC on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MAM Software Group

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.

About FleetMatics Group PLC

Fleetmatics Group Limited, formerly Fleetmatics Group PLC, is a holding company. The Company is a provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). The Company’s mobile software platform enables businesses to manage their local fleets of commercial vehicles. The Company offers Web-based and mobile application solutions that provide fleet operators with access to vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage and others into their mobile workforce. The Company’s product offerings include Fleetmatics REVEAL, a business intelligence-based fleet management solution for small and midsize businesses (SMBs); Fleetmatics REVEAL+, which extends Fleetmatics REVEAL to larger enterprises, and Fleetmatics WORK, a field service management solution. Its fleet management offering consists of tracking alerts, route replay, timeline view, places, driver-centricity and money-based metrics.

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