Concur Technologies (NASDAQ: CNQR) and Digital Turbine (NASDAQ:APPS) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

19.2% of Digital Turbine shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Digital Turbine shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Concur Technologies and Digital Turbine, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Concur Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Digital Turbine 0 0 4 0 3.00

Digital Turbine has a consensus price target of $1.48, indicating a potential downside of 8.39%. Given Digital Turbine’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Digital Turbine is more favorable than Concur Technologies.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Concur Technologies and Digital Turbine’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Concur Technologies N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Digital Turbine $93.63 million 1.15 -$9.37 million ($0.31) -5.19

Concur Technologies has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Digital Turbine.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Concur Technologies N/A N/A N/A
Digital Turbine -22.54% -31.91% -18.45%

Summary

Digital Turbine beats Concur Technologies on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Concur Technologies

Concur Technologies, Inc. (Concur) is a provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions for companies of all industries, sizes, and geographies. The Company delivers cloud computing software solutions. It provides cloud computing software solutions primarily on a subscription basis. The Company’s easy-to-use cloud computing solutions help companies and their employees control costs, save time, and boost productivity by streamlining the expense management, travel procurement, itinerary management, and invoice management processes. By capturing and reporting on activity throughout the travel and expense management process, its solutions provide detailed information to help its customers effectively negotiate with vendors, create budgets, and manage compliance. As of September 30, 2013, the Company had over 20,000 customers in over 150 countries.

About Digital Turbine

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.

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