Comparing Cloudera (CLDR) & StarTek (SRT)

Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cloudera and StarTek’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cloudera $261.02 million 10.19 -$187.31 million N/A N/A
StarTek $307.20 million 0.68 $390,000.00 $0.13 99.00

StarTek has higher revenue and earnings than Cloudera.

Profitability

This table compares Cloudera and StarTek’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cloudera -119.74% N/A -39.42%
StarTek 0.79% 5.02% 2.35%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Cloudera and StarTek, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cloudera 0 0 4 0 3.00
StarTek 0 2 1 0 2.33

Cloudera presently has a consensus target price of $22.00, suggesting a potential upside of 17.02%. StarTek has a consensus target price of $13.67, suggesting a potential upside of 6.19%. Given Cloudera’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Cloudera is more favorable than StarTek.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.0% of Cloudera shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.3% of StarTek shares are held by institutional investors. 17.8% of StarTek shares are held 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.

Summary

StarTek beats Cloudera on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cloudera Company Profile

Cloudera, Inc. is a developer of platform for data management, machine learning and advanced analytics. The Company allows enterprises to operate, manage and move workloads across multiple architectures, mixing on premises and cloud environments, including all major public cloud infrastructure providers. It operates through two operating segments: subscription and services. Its products include Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub, Cloudera Analytic BD, Cloudera Operational DB, Cloudera Data Science & Engineering, and Cloud Essentials. The Company offers Cloudera Data Science for programmatic preparation, predictive modeling and machine learning; Cloudera Real Time for online, streaming and rea ltime applications; and Cloudera Analytics for business intelligence and structured query language (SQL) analytics. It has developed the hybrid open source software (HOSS) development model, which helps customers in managing, operating and securing their data and data architectures.

StarTek Company Profile

StarTek, Inc. is a customer engagement business process outsourcing (BPO) services provider, delivering customer care solutions. The Company operates through three segments: Domestic, Nearshore and Offshore. As of December 31, 2016, its Domestic segment included the operations of 13 facilities in the United States and one facility in Canada; its Offshore segment included the operations of four facilities in the Philippines, and its Nearshore segment included the operations of two facilities in Honduras and one facility in Jamaica. The Company’s service offerings include customer care, sales support, inbound sales, complex order processing, accounts receivable management, technical and product support, up-sell and cross-sell opportunities, customer intelligence analytics and other industry-specific processes. Its suite of order processing services ranges from enterprise level project management to direct-to-consumer order processing.

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