Digital Turbine (NASDAQ: APPS) and FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

Digital Turbine has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FireEye has a beta of 0.6, indicating that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

19.2% of Digital Turbine shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.6% of FireEye shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Digital Turbine shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of FireEye shares are held 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 breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Digital Turbine and FireEye, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Digital Turbine 0 0 4 0 3.00
FireEye 0 18 12 0 2.40

Digital Turbine presently has a consensus price target of $1.48, indicating a potential downside of 7.81%. FireEye has a consensus price target of $17.01, indicating a potential downside of 2.75%. Given FireEye’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe FireEye is more favorable than Digital Turbine.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Digital Turbine and FireEye’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Digital Turbine $93.63 million 1.14 -$9.37 million ($0.31) -5.16
FireEye $730.32 million 4.36 -$161.27 million ($2.00) -8.75

Digital Turbine has higher revenue, but lower earnings than FireEye. FireEye is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Digital Turbine, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Digital Turbine and FireEye’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Digital Turbine -22.54% -31.91% -18.45%
FireEye -46.37% -26.21% -9.23%

Summary

FireEye beats Digital Turbine on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Digital Turbine Company Profile

Digital Turbine, Inc. is engaged in delivering end-to-end products and solutions for mobile operators, application advertisers, device original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other third parties to enable them to monetize mobile content. The Company operates its business in two operating segments: Advertising and Content. The Advertising segment consists of two businesses: Operator and OEM (O&O) and Advertiser and Publisher (A&P). The O&O business is an advertiser solution for carrier and OEM inventory consisting of services, such as Ignite, a mobile device management platform and Discover, an intelligent application discovery platform. Its A&P business is a mobile user acquisition network across the world consisting of services, such as syndicated network and real time bidding (RTB). The Content segment consists of services, including Marketplace, which is an application and content store, and Pay, which is a content management and mobile payment solution.

FireEye Company Profile

FireEye, Inc. provides intelligence-based cybersecurity solutions that allow organizations to prepare for, prevent, respond to and remediate cyber-attacks. The Company offers various products, such as Threat Detection and Prevention Solutions, which include network security products (NX and Multi-vector Virtual Execution (MVX) Compute Node Series), e-mail security products (EX Series and e-mail threat prevention cloud (ETP), endpoint security products (HX Series) and content security products (FX Series); security management and orchestration products, which include Central Management System and FireEye Security Orchestrator, and forensics and investigation products, which include Threat Analytics Platform (TAP), Malware Analysis (AX Series) and Enterprise Forensics (PX Series and IA Series). Its Subscription and Services offers Threat Intelligence Subscriptions, Security-as-a-Service Offerings, and Customer Support and Maintenance Services.

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