Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) and Textura Corp (NYSE:TXTR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Oracle Corporation and Textura Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Oracle Corporation 24.74% 20.90% 8.32%
Textura Corp -6.22% -4.92% -3.32%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.7% of Oracle Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 29.0% of Oracle Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Oracle Corporation and Textura Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Oracle Corporation $37.73 billion 5.67 $14.67 billion $2.20 23.51
Textura Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Oracle Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Textura Corp.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Oracle Corporation and Textura Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Oracle Corporation 0 10 29 0 2.74
Textura Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

Oracle Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $51.80, indicating a potential upside of 0.14%. Given Oracle Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Oracle Corporation is more favorable than Textura Corp.

Dividends

Oracle Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Textura Corp does not pay a dividend. Oracle Corporation pays out 34.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Textura Corp has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Summary

Oracle Corporation beats Textura Corp on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Oracle Corporation Company Profile

Oracle Corporation (Oracle) provides products and services that address all aspects of corporate information technology (IT) environments, including application, platform and infrastructure. The Company’s businesses include cloud and on-premise software, hardware and services. Its cloud and on-premise software business consists of three segments, including cloud software and on-premise software, which includes Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and software license updates and product support. Its hardware business consists of two segments, including hardware products and hardware support. The Company’s services business includes the remainder of the Company’s segments. Its services business includes activities, such as consulting services, enhanced support services and education services, among others.

Textura Corp Company Profile

Textura Corporation is a provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry. The Company is engaged in providing on-demand business collaboration software solutions to the commercial construction industry. Its solutions are focused on facilitating collaboration between owners/developers, general contractors and subcontractors. The Company’s collaboration solutions provide functionality, data sharing and exchange capabilities, and workflow tools that support several business processes at various stages of the construction project lifecycle. Its collaborative solutions include Construction Payment Management (CPM), Early Payment Program (EPP), Submittal Exchange, GradeBeam, Pre-Qualification Management (PQM) and Latista. It also offers PlanSwift solutions. The Company offers its solutions to various participants, including owners/developers, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, material suppliers and others.

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