Head to Head Review: Crossroads Systems (CRDS) & Stratasys (SSYS)
Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) and Crossroads Systems (NASDAQ:CRDS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
67.0% of Stratasys shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.5% of Crossroads Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.3% of Stratasys shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 27.4% of Crossroads Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Stratasys and Crossroads Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Stratasys and Crossroads Systems’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Stratasys||$665.63 million||1.91||$30.05 million||($1.07)||-22.49|
Stratasys has higher revenue and earnings than Crossroads Systems. Stratasys is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Crossroads Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk & Volatility
Stratasys has a beta of 1.16, meaning that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crossroads Systems has a beta of 2.75, meaning that its share price is 175% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Stratasys and Crossroads Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Stratasys currently has a consensus target price of $24.21, indicating a potential upside of 0.64%. Given Stratasys’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Stratasys is more favorable than Crossroads Systems.
Stratasys beats Crossroads Systems on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Stratasys Company Profile
Stratasys, Inc. is a manufacturer of three-dimensional (3D) printers and rapid prototyping (RP) systems for the office-based RP and direct digital manufacturing (DDM) markets. The Company develops, manufactures and sells a product line of 3D printers and DDM systems (and related consumable materials) that create physical models from computer-aided design (CAD) designs. It also offer rapid prototyping and production part manufacturing services through its centers located in North America, Europe and Australia. In January 2009, the Company introduced the uPrint Personal 3D Printer. In January 2009, it began offering a thermoplastic for direct digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping called ULTEM 9085.
Crossroads Systems Company Profile
Crossroads Systems, Inc. is an intellectual property licensing company. The Company’s intellectual property assets are identified in two distinct categories: the first category is known as the 972 patent family and the second category is known as the non-972 patents. As of October 31, 2016, the 972 patent family consisted of 31 patents and pending patents that are primarily concentrated around access controls. As of October 31, 2016, the non-972 patents consisted of 140 patents and pending patents that are primarily directed to five product families: optimizing command processing, enabling interoperability, managing networks, enhancing tape libraries and improving data systems. As of October 31, 2016, approximately 50 companies have licensed 972 patents from the Company. The Company’s subsidiaries include Crossroads Systems (Texas), Inc. and Crossroads Europe GmbH.
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