MobileSmith (OTCMKTS: MOST) and Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT (NYSE:IRM) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares MobileSmith and Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT||$3.51 billion||3.10||$104.82 million||$0.80||50.94|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
88.8% of Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for MobileSmith and Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT||1||1||2||0||2.25|
Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT has a consensus price target of $40.50, suggesting a potential downside of 0.61%. Given Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT is more favorable than MobileSmith.
Volatility and Risk
MobileSmith has a beta of -44.5, indicating that its share price is 4,550% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT has a beta of 1, indicating that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.
Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. MobileSmith does not pay a dividend. Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT pays out 275.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. MobileSmith has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
This table compares MobileSmith and Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT||5.54%||15.49%||2.99%|
Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT beats MobileSmith on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
MobileSmith, Inc. develops and markets a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that allows non-programmers to design and build native mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. The Company’s product is the MobileSmith Platform (the Platform). The Company’s Platform is an application development platform that enables organizations to create, deploy and manage custom, native smartphone and tablet applications deliverable across iPhone operating system (iOS) and Android mobile platforms. The Company’s principal products and services include subscription to its SaaS cloud-based mobile application development platform to customers who design and build their own applications; internal and secure mobile development platform for the United States Department of Defense and related contractors; custom mobile application design and development services; mobile application marketing services, and mobile strategy implementation consulting.
About Iron Mountain Incorporated (Delaware) REIT
Iron Mountain Incorporated (Iron Mountain) is engaged in storing records, primarily paper documents and data backup media, and provide information management services. The Company offers records management services, data protection and recovery services and information destruction services. Its information management services are divided into three categories: records management services, data protection and recovery services, and information destruction services. The Company’s records management services include flexible retrieval access, retention management and records management program development and implementation based on practices to help customers comply with specific regulatory requirements and policy-based programs. It provides data protection and recovery services for both physical and electronic records. The Company’s information destruction services consist primarily of physical secure shredding operations.
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