GrubHub (NYSE: GRUB) and Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Volatility & Risk

GrubHub has a beta of 1.67, meaning that its share price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mitek Systems has a beta of 0.63, meaning that its share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

43.6% of Mitek Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of GrubHub shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.5% of Mitek Systems shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for GrubHub and Mitek Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GrubHub 1 9 13 0 2.52
Mitek Systems 0 0 4 0 3.00

GrubHub currently has a consensus target price of $59.52, suggesting a potential downside of 15.38%. Mitek Systems has a consensus target price of $10.75, suggesting a potential upside of 25.00%. Given Mitek Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mitek Systems is more favorable than GrubHub.

Profitability

This table compares GrubHub and Mitek Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GrubHub 9.60% 7.45% 6.07%
Mitek Systems 31.05% 11.49% 9.64%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares GrubHub and Mitek Systems’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GrubHub $493.33 million 12.36 $49.55 million $0.68 103.44
Mitek Systems $45.39 million 6.59 $14.09 million $0.38 22.63

GrubHub has higher revenue and earnings than Mitek Systems. Mitek Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than GrubHub, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

GrubHub Company Profile

Grubhub Inc. provides an online and mobile platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders. Its products include Grubhub and Seamless Mobile Applications and Mobile Website, Grubhub and Seamless Websites, Corporate Program, Delivery, Allmenus and MenuPages, Grubhub for Restaurants, and Restaurant Websites. As of December 31, 2016, the Company connected more than 50,000 local restaurants with diners in more than 1,100 cities across the United States. In certain markets, the Company also provides delivery services to restaurants on its platform that do not have their own delivery operations. The Company provides diners on the platform with a personalized platform that helps them search for local restaurants and then place an order from an Internet-connected device. It also provides diners with information about their orders and status. The Company also provides delivery services to restaurants on its platform that do not have their own delivery operations.

Mitek Systems Company Profile

Mitek Systems, Inc. develops, markets and sells mobile capture and identity verification software solutions for enterprise customers. The Company’s technology allows users to remotely deposit checks, open accounts, get insurance quotes, pay bills, as well as verify their identity by taking pictures of various documents with their camera-equipped smartphones and tablets instead of using the device keyboard. Its technology uses algorithms to correct image distortion, extract relevant data, route images to their desired location and process transactions. Its technology processes images of documents in various ways. The Company’s products include Mobile Verify, Mobile Fill, Mobile Docs, Mobile Deposit and Commercial Mobile Deposit Capture. Its mobile technology solutions are provided in two parts: a software development kit (SDK) for mobile capture, and a software platform for image correction, detection, extraction and authentication.

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