Inventergy Global (OTCMKTS: INVT) and EarthLink Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:ELNK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of Inventergy Global shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.4% of EarthLink Holdings Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. 24.6% of Inventergy Global shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of EarthLink Holdings Corp. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Inventergy Global and EarthLink Holdings Corp.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Inventergy Global 2,177.99% 37.76% 23.80%
EarthLink Holdings Corp. -0.01% -14.46% -0.55%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Inventergy Global and EarthLink Holdings Corp.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Inventergy Global $1.77 million 0.64 -$7.73 million $0.89 0.07
EarthLink Holdings Corp. N/A N/A N/A ($0.84) -6.70

EarthLink Holdings Corp. has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Inventergy Global. EarthLink Holdings Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Inventergy Global, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

EarthLink Holdings Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Inventergy Global does not pay a dividend. EarthLink Holdings Corp. pays out -23.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Inventergy Global and EarthLink Holdings Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Inventergy Global 0 0 0 0 N/A
EarthLink Holdings Corp. 0 0 1 0 3.00

EarthLink Holdings Corp. has a consensus price target of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 77.62%. Given EarthLink Holdings Corp.’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe EarthLink Holdings Corp. is more favorable than Inventergy Global.

Summary

Inventergy Global beats EarthLink Holdings Corp. on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Inventergy Global Company Profile

Inventergy Global, Inc. is an intellectual property (IP) investment and licensing company. The Company offers clients a professional corporate licensing model for IP value creation. The Company’s Technical Lead and associated group works to understand the science and/or technology behind the patents of a particular portfolio, under the review of the Legal Lead and in support of the Business team. This group coordinates the work of third party technology consultants, including technical external resources, such as technical experts, reverse engineering consultancies and other providers, to deliver inputs to the Legal and Business teams. The Legal Lead and Team manage the existing patent asset portfolio from a global perspective and also manage further prosecution of continuing patent cases. The Legal Lead also is responsible for the legal structure and legal documents of any license or negotiated settlement with prospective licensees.

EarthLink Holdings Corp. Company Profile

EarthLink, Inc. (EarthLink), is a network, communications and information technology (IT) services provider to business and residential customers in the United States. The Company operates in two segments: Business Services and Consumer Services. EarthLink’s Business Services segment provides a range of data, voice, managed IT and equipment services to business customers. Its Consumer Services segment provides nationwide Internet access and related value-added services to residential customers. EarthLink operates a network, including approximately 28,800 route miles of fiber, 90 metro fiber rings and four enterprise-class data centers and provides Internet protocol (IP) access services to customers across more than 90% of the United States. In April 2011, EarthLink acquired One Communications Corp. (One Communications). In July 2013, Earthlink Inc completed the acquisition CenterBeam Inc.

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