Critical Survey: CIBER (CBR) versus Quandrant4 Systems Corp. (QFOR)
CIBER (NYSE: CBR) and Quandrant4 Systems Corp. (OTCMKTS:QFOR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
54.4% of CIBER shares are held by institutional investors. 9.2% of CIBER shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
CIBER has a beta of 1.41, meaning that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quandrant4 Systems Corp. has a beta of -2.35, meaning that its share price is 335% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for CIBER and Quandrant4 Systems Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Quandrant4 Systems Corp.||0||0||0||0||N/A|
CIBER presently has a consensus price target of $0.65, suggesting a potential upside of 109.68%. Given CIBER’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CIBER is more favorable than Quandrant4 Systems Corp..
This table compares CIBER and Quandrant4 Systems Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Quandrant4 Systems Corp.||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares CIBER and Quandrant4 Systems Corp.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Quandrant4 Systems Corp.||$54.82 million||0.01||$5.99 million||($0.01)||-0.31|
Quandrant4 Systems Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than CIBER. Quandrant4 Systems Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CIBER, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Quandrant4 Systems Corp. beats CIBER on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
CIBER Company Profile
Ciber, Inc. (Ciber) is a global information technology (IT) services company. The Company operates in two segments: North America and International. Its Ciber International segment primarily consists of countries in Western Europe and the Nordic region. Its North America segment is organized into service offerings, which include Independent Software Vendor Relationships (ISV)/Channel Partner Platforms, Managed Services, Business Consulting, Application Development and Management (ADM)/Staffing, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). It provides project management, application and technical consulting, and database administration for both implementation projects and managed-services engagements. It also provides a solution, Ciber Compliance Suite, which helps SAP customers monitor the usage of their SAP systems. Its business consulting offering helps clients manage their business by offering expertise in IT strategy, enterprise architecture and vertical business processes.
Quandrant4 Systems Corp. Company Profile
Quadrant 4 System Corporation (Quadrant 4) is engaged in providing cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) products to the health insurance, media and education verticals. The Company operates through two business segments: Services and Platforms (PaaS/SaaS). The Company’s core platforms include QHIX/QBIX, a cloud-based health insurance exchange and benefits management platform; QBLITZ, a cloud-based digital media platform, and QEDX, a cloud-based education platform for K-12 students each of which incorporates the Company’s Social Media, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) technologies. Its services include consulting, application life cycle management, enterprise applications and data management, mobility applications and business analytics. It offers solutions to the healthcare, media and education industries. QHIX helps its clients engage consumers differently using SMAC operating through a Cloud environment.
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