CGI Group (NYSE: GIB) and TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for CGI Group and TechTarget, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CGI Group 1 3 4 0 2.38
TechTarget 0 1 3 0 2.75

CGI Group presently has a consensus price target of $61.33, indicating a potential upside of 23.11%. TechTarget has a consensus price target of $10.67, indicating a potential upside of 10.31%. Given CGI Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CGI Group is more favorable than TechTarget.

Profitability

This table compares CGI Group and TechTarget’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CGI Group 10.18% 17.10% 9.50%
TechTarget 1.36% 1.38% 0.94%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

71.5% of CGI Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.5% of TechTarget shares are held by institutional investors. 9.9% of CGI Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.2% of TechTarget shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CGI Group and TechTarget’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CGI Group $8.52 billion 1.53 $1.43 billion $2.72 18.32
TechTarget $102.66 million 2.58 $9.14 million $0.05 193.40

CGI Group has higher revenue and earnings than TechTarget. CGI Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TechTarget, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

CGI Group has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TechTarget has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CGI Group beats TechTarget on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

CGI Group Company Profile

CGI Group Inc. (CGI), directly or through its subsidiaries, manages information technology (IT) services, as well as business process services (BPS). The Company’s services include the management of IT and business functions (outsourcing), systems integration and consulting, as well as the sale of software solutions. The Company’s segments are United States of America (U.S.); Nordics; Canada; France (including Luxembourg and Morocco) (France); United Kingdom (U.K.); Eastern, Central and Southern Europe (primarily the Netherlands and Germany) (ECS); and Asia Pacific (including Australia, India and the Philippines) (Asia Pacific). Its services in an end-to-end engagement include application development, integration and maintenance; technology infrastructure management; and business process services, such as collections and payroll management. Its Internet Protocol (IP)-based business solutions include CGI Advantage, Momentum, Credit Services Solutions, CGI Atlas360 and CGI Trade360.

TechTarget Company Profile

TechTarget, Inc. provides online content that helps buyers and sellers of corporate information technology (IT) products and services. The Company’s offerings enable IT vendors to identify, reach and influence corporate IT decision makers researching specific IT purchases through customized marketing programs that include data analytics-driven intelligence solutions, demand generation and brand advertising. Its Websites focuses on IT sectors, such as storage, security or networking and for decision support information. Its content enables IT professionals to navigate the IT landscape where purchasing decisions can have financial and operational consequences. Its marketing opportunities and audience extensions are addressed using approximately nine distinct media groups, including Application Architecture and Development; Channel; CIO/IT Strategy; Data Center and Virtualization Technologies; Business Applications and Analytics; Networking; Security; Storage and TechnologyGuide.

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