MINDBODY (NASDAQ: MB) and MICROS Systems (NASDAQ:MCRS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares MINDBODY and MICROS Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MINDBODY -11.34% -12.49% -9.51%
MICROS Systems N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MINDBODY and MICROS Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MINDBODY $159.77 million 6.37 -$8.80 million ($0.45) -53.44
MICROS Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

MICROS Systems has higher revenue, but lower earnings than MINDBODY.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.8% of MINDBODY shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.2% of MINDBODY shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for MINDBODY and MICROS Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MINDBODY 0 3 6 0 2.67
MICROS Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

MINDBODY currently has a consensus target price of $30.75, indicating a potential upside of 27.86%. Given MINDBODY’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe MINDBODY is more favorable than MICROS Systems.

Summary

MINDBODY beats MICROS Systems on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

MINDBODY Company Profile

MINDBODY, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based business management software for the wellness services industry and operates as a consumer marketplace with local business subscribers on its platform. The Company’s subscribers provide a range of wellness services to active consumers. Its integrated software and payments platform helps business owners in the wellness services industry run, market and build their businesses. It also helps consumers discover, evaluate, engage and transact with these businesses through the Web and mobile devices. The platform addresses various aspects of operating a wellness business, including client scheduling and online booking; retail point-of-sale; analytics and reporting; user experience; mobility; social integration; dynamic cloud-based architecture; open platform for third-party application development; integration with other cloud-based partners, and security and compliance.

MICROS Systems Company Profile

MICROS Systems, Inc. (MICROS) is a global designer, manufacturer, marketer, and servicer of enterprise information solutions for the global hospitality and retail industries. The Company operates in two segments: the United States/Canada and International. The retail industry consists of retail operations selling directly to consumers, including retailers of clothing, shoes, food, hardware, jewelry, and other specialty items. Its enterprise information solutions consists three areas: hotel information systems, restaurant information systems and retail information systems. In addition to its software enterprise solutions and hardware products, it offers a range of services and other products for its hotel, restaurant and retail information systems. On May 31, 2012, MICROS acquired Torex Retail Holdings, Ltd. of Dunstable, England (Torex). In Sept. 2014, Oracle Corp completed acquisition of MICROS Systems.

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