j2 Global (NASDAQ: JCOM) and Responsys (NASDAQ:MKTG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, risk, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for j2 Global and Responsys, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
j2 Global 0 1 3 0 2.75
Responsys 0 0 0 0 N/A

j2 Global presently has a consensus price target of $101.00, indicating a potential upside of 33.74%. Given j2 Global’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe j2 Global is more favorable than Responsys.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares j2 Global and Responsys’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
j2 Global $928.42 million 3.92 $375.89 million $2.98 25.34
Responsys N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

j2 Global has higher revenue and earnings than Responsys.

Profitability

This table compares j2 Global and Responsys’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
j2 Global 14.74% 26.62% 11.63%
Responsys N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

j2 Global pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Responsys does not pay a dividend. j2 Global pays out 50.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

j2 Global beats Responsys on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

j2 Global Company Profile

j2 Global, Inc. is a provider of services delivered through the Internet. The Company provides cloud services to businesses of all sizes, from individuals to enterprises. The Company operates in two segments: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media. The Company’s Digital Media business segment consists of the Web properties and business operations of Ziff Davis, Inc. (Ziff Davis). The Company’s cloud services and solutions include fax, voice and unified communications, email and customer relationship management, online backup, global network and operations, and customer support services. In February 2013, it acquired IGN Entertainment, Inc. On November 9, 2012, the Company acquired Ziff Davis. Effective March 18, 2013, it acquired MetroFax Inc. In April 2013, the Company acquired Backup Connect BV.

Responsys Company Profile

Responsys, Inc. (Responsys) is a provider of on-demand software and professional services. The Company’s offering, the Responsys Interact Suite, provides marketers with a range of integrated applications to create, execute, optimize and automate marketing campaigns across the interactive channels, such as e-mail, mobile, social and the Web. The Responsys Interact Suite is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution platform. It sells its on-demand software and professional services primarily through a direct sales force. In January 3, 2011, the Company completed the acquisition of Eservices Group Pty Ltd in Australia. In March 2012, it acquired 19.9% interest in PM Comunicacao LTDA. In January 2014, Responsys Inc acquired Push IO. Effective February 6, 2014, Oracle Corp acquired the entire share capital of Responsys Inc.

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