iSoftStone (NYSE: ISS) and Godaddy (NYSE:GDDY) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares iSoftStone and Godaddy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
iSoftStone N/A N/A N/A
Godaddy 2.34% 7.89% 0.97%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

84.4% of Godaddy shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.7% of Godaddy shares are owned 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for iSoftStone and Godaddy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
iSoftStone 0 0 0 0 N/A
Godaddy 0 5 11 0 2.69

Godaddy has a consensus price target of $50.43, suggesting a potential upside of 0.82%.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares iSoftStone and Godaddy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
iSoftStone N/A N/A N/A ($0.06) N/A
Godaddy $1.85 billion 4.50 -$16.50 million $0.26 192.39

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

Summary

Godaddy beats iSoftStone on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About iSoftStone

iSoftStone Holdings Limited (iSoftStone Holdings), is an information technology (IT) services provider. The Company’s integrated suite of IT services and solutions, including Consulting & Solutions, IT Services and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), supports large corporations in China, North America, Europe and Japan. In Consulting and Solutions engagements, its consultants work closely with clients to identify their business needs and formulate solutions by leveraging multiple components of its IT Services and BPO offerings. The Company’s IT Services offerings help clients maintain their legacy IT systems and develop and implement new applications. In BPO, it takes ownership of managing clients’ non-core business processes, which typically are time and resource intensive. In August 2014, Isoftstone Holdings Ltd completed its merger with New iSoftStone Acquisition Limited, wholly-owned subsidiary of New iSoftStone Holdings Limited.

About Godaddy

GoDaddy Inc. is a technology provider to small businesses, Web design professionals and individuals. The Company delivers cloud-based products and personalized customer care. It operates a domain marketplace, where its customers can find the digital real estate that matches their idea. It provides Website building, hosting and security tools to help customers construct and protect online presence. It provides applications that enable connecting to customers and managing businesses. The Company provides search, discovery and recommendation tools, as well as a selection of domain name for ventures. It provides productivity tools, such as domain-specific e-mail, online storage, invoicing, bookkeeping and payment solutions to run ventures, as well as marketing products. The Company’s products, including GoCentral enable to build a Website or online store for both desktop and mobile. Its products are powered by a cloud platform and enable its customers to get found online.

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