Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ: DOX) and Black Knight InfoServ (NYSE:LPS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitabiliy.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Amdocs Limited and Black Knight InfoServ, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amdocs Limited 0 3 3 0 2.50
Black Knight InfoServ 0 0 0 0 N/A

Amdocs Limited presently has a consensus target price of $65.33, indicating a potential upside of 0.90%. Given Amdocs Limited’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Amdocs Limited is more favorable than Black Knight InfoServ.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Amdocs Limited and Black Knight InfoServ’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amdocs Limited $3.79 billion 2.50 $715.44 million $2.76 23.46
Black Knight InfoServ N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Amdocs Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Black Knight InfoServ.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.0% of Amdocs Limited shares are held by institutional investors. 15.4% of Amdocs Limited shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Amdocs Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Black Knight InfoServ does not pay a dividend. Amdocs Limited pays out 31.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Amdocs Limited and Black Knight InfoServ’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amdocs Limited 10.84% 14.46% 9.61%
Black Knight InfoServ N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Amdocs Limited beats Black Knight InfoServ on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Amdocs Limited

Amdocs Limited is a provider of software and services for communications, entertainment and media industry service providers. The Company develops, implements and manages software and services associated with business support systems (BSS), operational support systems (OSS) and network operations to enable service providers to introduce new products and services, process orders, monetize data, support new business models and enhance their understanding of their customers. The Company’s segment provides software products and services. Its services include strategic business consulting, systems integration and transformation, managed services and testing. Its managed services provide multi-year, flexible and tailored business processes and applications services, including application development and maintenance, information technology (IT) and infrastructure services, testing and professional services.

About Black Knight InfoServ

Black Knight InfoServ LLC, formerly Lender Processing Services, Inc., is a provider of integrated technology, data and services to the mortgage lending industry. The Company delivers comprehensive technology solutions and services, as well as data and analytics, to mortgage originators and servicers, as well as a range of other financial institutions, investors, and other real estate professionals. The Company conducts its operations through two reporting segments: Technology, Data and Analytics, and Transaction Services. On December 20, 2012, the Company completed the sale of its IRMS business unit. On July 24, 2012, the Company completed the purchase of the assets of LendingSpace. In January 2014, Fidelity National Financial, Inc. announced the closing of its acquisition of Lender Processing Services, Inc.

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