Comparing MAM Software Group (MAMS) and Fair Isaac (FICO)

MAM Software Group (NASDAQ: MAMS) and Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for MAM Software Group and Fair Isaac, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MAM Software Group 0 1 0 0 2.00
Fair Isaac 0 2 1 0 2.33

MAM Software Group currently has a consensus target price of $8.50, suggesting a potential upside of 12.58%. Fair Isaac has a consensus target price of $163.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.98%. Given MAM Software Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MAM Software Group is more favorable than Fair Isaac.

Volatility and Risk

MAM Software Group has a beta of -0.01, indicating that its share price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fair Isaac has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares MAM Software Group and Fair Isaac’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MAM Software Group 12.46% 40.12% 14.75%
Fair Isaac 12.41% 30.96% 10.35%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

30.4% of MAM Software Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.5% of Fair Isaac shares are held by institutional investors. 32.5% of MAM Software Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of Fair Isaac shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Fair Isaac pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.0%. MAM Software Group does not pay a dividend. Fair Isaac pays out 0.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MAM Software Group and Fair Isaac’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MAM Software Group $31.60 million 3.01 $4.57 million $0.38 19.87
Fair Isaac $932.17 million 5.16 $128.25 million $3.68 43.43

Fair Isaac has higher revenue and earnings than MAM Software Group. MAM Software Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fair Isaac, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Fair Isaac beats MAM Software Group on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MAM Software Group

MAM Software Group, Inc. (MAM) is a technology holding company. The Company is a provider of cloud-based business and on premise management solutions for the auto parts, tires and vertical distribution industries. Its segments include MAM UK and MAM NA. It operates through three subsidiaries: MAM Software, Inc. (MAM NA), MAM Software Limited (MAM Ltd.) and Origin Software Solutions Ltd. (Origin) (MAM Ltd. and Origin are collectively referred to as MAM UK). The Company provides software, information and related services to businesses engaged in the automotive aftermarket in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. In the United Kingdom Market, it also provides management solutions to businesses involved in the wholesale of construction materials. Its products and services include business management systems, information products, online services, and customer support and consulting and training.

About Fair Isaac

Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is a provider of analytic, software and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate and connect decisions. The Company operates through three segments: Applications, Scores and Decision Management Software. The Applications segment includes pre-configured decision management applications designed for a specific type of business problem or process, such as marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collections and insurance claims management. The Scores segment includes business-to-business scoring solutions and services, business-to-consumer scoring solutions and services, including myFICO solutions for consumers. The Decision Management Software segment consists of analytic and decision management software tools that clients can use to create their own custom decision management applications, its new FICO Decision Management Suite, as well as associated professional services.

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