DHI Group (NYSE: DHX) and Towers Watson & Co (NASDAQ:TW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares DHI Group and Towers Watson & Co’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DHI Group -3.80% 13.19% 4.55%
Towers Watson & Co 13.78% 16.74% 9.29%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for DHI Group and Towers Watson & Co, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DHI Group 0 4 1 0 2.20
Towers Watson & Co 0 0 0 0 N/A

DHI Group currently has a consensus price target of $6.25, indicating a potential upside of 247.22%. Given DHI Group’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe DHI Group is more favorable than Towers Watson & Co.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.0% of DHI Group shares are held by institutional investors. 7.2% of DHI Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DHI Group and Towers Watson & Co’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DHI Group $215.60 million 0.42 $39.50 million ($0.17) -10.59
Towers Watson & Co N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

DHI Group has higher revenue and earnings than Towers Watson & Co.

Summary

DHI Group beats Towers Watson & Co on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

DHI Group Company Profile

DHI Group, Inc. provides data, insights and employment connections through specialized services for professional communities, including technology and security clearance, financial services, energy, healthcare and hospitality. The Company’s segments are Tech & Clearance, which includes Dice, Dice Europe and ClearanceJobs; Global Industry Group, which includes eFinancialCareers, Rigzone, Hcareers and BioSpace; Healthcare, which includes Health eCareers, and Corporate & Other. It sells recruitment packages, which allow customers to post jobs and source candidates through its resume databases and, in case of Dice, Dice Europe and eFinancialCareers, to utilize its Open Web search service. Its products and services include resume databases, job postings, open Web, and content and data. Its brands include Dice, Dice Europe, ClearanceJobs, Targeted Job Fairs, eFinancialCareers, Rigzone, BioSpace, Hcareers and Health eCareers.

Towers Watson & Co Company Profile

Towers Watson & Co. is a global professional services company. The Company offers consulting, technology and solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards and risk and capital management. The Company provides clients with services across four business segments: Benefits, Risk and Financial Services, Talent and Rewards and Exchange Solutions. The Company delivers consulting services and solutions, and investment advice and solutions. The Company’s global services include: Program strategy, design and pricing; Employee engagement in health benefits; Health condition management consulting; Pharmacy benefit management consulting; Absence and disability management consulting; Workforce well-being evaluation and wellness and health promotion consulting; Performance measurement and monitoring. The Company provides other services, including product development, predictive modeling, strategies to enter into new markets, claim consulting and catastrophe modeling.

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