Critical Contrast: Telenav (TNAV) and Mitek Systems (MITK)
Telenav (NASDAQ: TNAV) and Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Telenav and Mitek Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Telenav presently has a consensus price target of $12.75, suggesting a potential upside of 105.65%. Mitek Systems has a consensus price target of $10.60, suggesting a potential upside of 7.07%. Given Telenav’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Telenav is more favorable than Mitek Systems.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Telenav and Mitek Systems’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Telenav||$169.58 million||1.61||-$38.24 million||($1.08)||-5.74|
|Mitek Systems||$42.16 million||7.89||$5.39 million||$0.06||165.03|
Mitek Systems has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Telenav. Telenav is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mitek Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
51.4% of Telenav shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.9% of Mitek Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 24.6% of Telenav shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of Mitek Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Telenav and Mitek Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Telenav has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mitek Systems has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Mitek Systems beats Telenav on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Telenav Company Profile
TeleNav, Inc. (Telenav) is a provider of location-based platform services. The Company’s services consist of its automotive and mobile navigation platform and its advertising delivery platform. The Company operates through three segments: automotive, advertising and mobile navigation. The automotive segment provides its map and navigation platform to auto manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for distribution with their vehicles. The advertising segment provides interactive mobile advertisements on behalf of its advertising clients to consumers based on the location of the user and other targeting capabilities. The mobile navigation segment provides its map and navigation platform to end users through mobile devices. The Company’s auto and mobile navigation platform allows it to deliver location-based services to auto manufacturers, developers and end users through various distribution channels, including wireless carriers.
Mitek Systems Company Profile
Mitek Systems, Inc. develops, markets and sells mobile capture and identity verification software solutions for enterprise customers. The Company’s technology allows users to remotely deposit checks, open accounts, get insurance quotes, pay bills, as well as verify their identity by taking pictures of various documents with their camera-equipped smartphones and tablets instead of using the device keyboard. Its technology uses algorithms to correct image distortion, extract relevant data, route images to their desired location and process transactions. Its technology processes images of documents in various ways. The Company’s products include Mobile Verify, Mobile Fill, Mobile Docs, Mobile Deposit and Commercial Mobile Deposit Capture. Its mobile technology solutions are provided in two parts: a software development kit (SDK) for mobile capture, and a software platform for image correction, detection, extraction and authentication.
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