Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY) and Workday (NYSE:WDAY) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Mobileye N.V. has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its stock price is 10% 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 Mobileye N.V. and Workday’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mobileye N.V. 29.43% 17.78% 15.85%
Workday -13.35% -19.78% -7.81%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Mobileye N.V. and Workday, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mobileye N.V. 1 20 2 0 2.04
Workday 4 21 13 0 2.24

Mobileye N.V. presently has a consensus price target of $55.27, indicating a potential downside of 13.02%. Workday has a consensus price target of $91.65, indicating a potential downside of 7.78%. Given Workday’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Workday is more favorable than Mobileye N.V..

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Mobileye N.V. and Workday’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mobileye N.V. $407.63 million 34.61 $138.64 million $0.50 127.08
Workday $1.70 billion 12.10 -$242.20 million ($1.95) -50.96

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.7% of Mobileye N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. 37.7% of Workday shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Mobileye N.V. beats Workday on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mobileye N.V.

Mobileye N.V. is engaged in the development of computer vision and machine learning-based sensing, mapping and driving policy technology for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving technologies. The Company operates through two segments: Original Equipment Manufacturing, which supplies the software algorithms and EyeQ chip, and After Market, which sells a complete system, which includes its software algorithms and EyeQ chip, as well as the camera and other necessary components. Its software algorithms and EyeQ chips perform detailed interpretations of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, animals, debris and other obstacles. Its products are able to detect roadway markings; identify and read traffic signs, directional signs and traffic lights; create a Roadbook of localized drivable paths and visual landmarks using its road experience management technology, and provide mapping for autonomous driving.

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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