Finjan Holdings (NASDAQ: FNJN) and Workday (NYSE:WDAY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitabiliy and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Finjan Holdings and Workday, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Finjan Holdings 0 0 2 0 3.00
Workday 4 21 12 0 2.22

Finjan Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 21.21%. Workday has a consensus target price of $90.95, indicating a potential downside of 4.90%. Given Finjan Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Finjan Holdings is more favorable than Workday.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Finjan Holdings and Workday’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Finjan Holdings $40.81 million 1.87 $24.35 million $0.46 7.17
Workday $1.70 billion 11.65 -$242.20 million ($1.95) -49.05

Finjan Holdings has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Workday. Workday is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Finjan Holdings, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Finjan Holdings has a beta of -0.8, meaning that its stock price is 180% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Workday has a beta of 1.9, meaning that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Finjan Holdings and Workday’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Finjan Holdings 42.78% 441.24% 83.55%
Workday -22.99% -27.75% -10.81%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

26.5% of Finjan Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.6% of Finjan Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 37.7% of Workday shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Finjan Holdings beats Workday on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Workday

Workday, Inc. is a provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. The Company delivers financial management, human capital management and analytics applications designed for various companies, educational institutions and government agencies. As part of its applications, the Company provides embedded analytics that capture the content and context of everyday business events, facilitating informed decision-making from wherever users are working. Its applications include Workday Financial Management, Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) and Other Applications. It also provides open, standards-based Web-services application programming interfaces, and pre-built packaged integrations and connectors. Workday Financial Management is a unified application with a range of financial capabilities, relevant analytics and metrics, and auditable process management. Workday HCM allows an organization to staff, pay, organize and develop its global workforce.

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