AutoNavi (NASDAQ: AMAP) and InterXion (NYSE:INXN) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.5% of InterXion shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares AutoNavi and InterXion’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AutoNavi N/A N/A N/A
InterXion 8.76% 7.07% 2.57%

Volatility and Risk

AutoNavi has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, InterXion has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for AutoNavi and InterXion, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AutoNavi 0 0 0 0 N/A
InterXion 0 0 9 0 3.00

InterXion has a consensus target price of $58.67, suggesting a potential upside of 0.89%. Given InterXion’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe InterXion is more favorable than AutoNavi.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares AutoNavi and InterXion’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AutoNavi N/A N/A N/A ($1.42) -14.72
InterXion $459.27 million 9.03 $44.13 million $0.62 93.79

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

Summary

InterXion beats AutoNavi on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About AutoNavi

AutoNavi Holdings Limited is a provider of digital map content and navigation and location-based solutions in China. The service platform also enables the Company to move away from a pure business-to-business (B2B), model to a combined B2B and business-to-consumer (B2C), model. As of December 31, 2012, the core of its business is its nationwide digital map database that covered approximately 3.6 million kilometers of roadway and over 22 million points of interest across China. In addition, the Company had completed three dimensional (3-D) navigation maps of key areas in 60 cities and photo-realistic 3-D models of 35 cities for public sector projects. In February 2012, the Company and TomTom NV introduced HD Traffic. Effective December 12, 2013, Autonavi Holdings Limited acquired Alohar Mobile Inc. In July 2014, AutoNavi Holdings Ltd announced the completion of the merger with Ali ET Investment Holding Limited (Merger Sub), a subsidiary of Alibaba Investment Limited (Parent).

About InterXion

InterXion Holding N.V. is a provider of carrier and cloud neutral colocation data center services in Europe. The Company operates through two segments: France, Germany, The Netherlands and UK, and rest of Europe, which consists of its operations in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The Company’s offering of carrier and cloud neutral colocation services include space, power, cooling and an environment in which to house its customers’ computing, network, storage and information technology infrastructure. It supports approximately 1,600 customers through over 40 data centers in over 10 countries, enabling them to protect, connect, process and distribute information. The Company supplements its colocation offering with a range of other services, including network monitoring, remote monitoring of customer equipment, systems management, engineering support services, cross connects, data backup and storage. The Company operates in various metropolitan areas.

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