Mantech International (NASDAQ: MANT) and Evertec (NYSE:EVTC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.3% of Mantech International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.3% of Evertec shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.3% of Mantech International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Evertec shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Mantech International and Evertec’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mantech International 3.61% 4.73% 3.66%
Evertec 15.92% 95.54% 13.45%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Mantech International and Evertec, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mantech International 3 1 3 0 2.00
Evertec 0 4 1 0 2.20

Mantech International presently has a consensus price target of $45.00, indicating a potential downside of 11.61%. Evertec has a consensus price target of $17.80, indicating a potential upside of 29.93%. Given Evertec’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Evertec is more favorable than Mantech International.

Dividends

Mantech International pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Evertec pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Mantech International pays out 27.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Evertec pays out 45.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Volatility and Risk

Mantech International has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Evertec has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mantech International and Evertec’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mantech International $1.60 billion 1.24 $56.39 million $1.53 33.27
Evertec $389.51 million 2.55 $75.03 million $0.88 15.57

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

Summary

Evertec beats Mantech International on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mantech International

ManTech International Corporation provides technologies and solutions for national security programs for the intelligence community; the departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Veteran Affairs and Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); the space community, and other the United States Government customers. It delivers an array of information technology (IT) and technical services solutions. Its solutions and services include cybersecurity; software and systems development; enterprise IT; multi-disciplined intelligence; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; program protection and mission assurance; systems engineering; supply chain management and logistics; test and evaluation; training, and management consulting. It supports programs of national significance, such as military readiness and wellness, terrorist threat detection, information security and border protection.

About Evertec

EVERTEC, Inc. is a transaction processing company. The Company provides a range of merchant acquiring, payment processing and business process management services. The Company operates through three segments: Merchant Acquiring, Payment Processing and Business Solutions. As of December 31, 2016, it managed a system of electronic payment networks that processed over two billion transactions annually. It offers a range of services for core bank processing, cash processing and technology outsourcing. It owns and operates the ATH network, which is a personal identification number (PIN) debit network in Latin America. It serves a range of financial institutions, merchants, corporations and government agencies with solutions that enable them to issue, process and accept transactions securely. The Company’s range of services spans the entire transaction processing value chain and includes a range of front-end customer-facing solutions.

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