GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) and Amdocs Limited (NASDAQ:DOX) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for GoDaddy and Amdocs Limited, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GoDaddy 0 3 8 0 2.73
Amdocs Limited 0 4 3 0 2.43

GoDaddy currently has a consensus target price of $46.10, suggesting a potential upside of 11.65%. Amdocs Limited has a consensus target price of $66.57, suggesting a potential upside of 3.86%. Given GoDaddy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe GoDaddy is more favorable than Amdocs Limited.

Dividends

Amdocs Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. GoDaddy does not pay a dividend. Amdocs Limited pays out 30.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

GoDaddy has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amdocs Limited has a beta of 0.54, suggesting that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.0% of Amdocs Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. 25.7% of GoDaddy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.4% of Amdocs Limited shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares GoDaddy and Amdocs Limited’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GoDaddy $2.01 billion 1.89 $219.90 million $0.14 294.93
Amdocs Limited $3.83 billion 2.44 $712.62 million $2.87 22.33

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

Profitability

This table compares GoDaddy and Amdocs Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GoDaddy 1.21% 5.58% 1.05%
Amdocs Limited 11.11% 14.73% 9.76%

Summary

Amdocs Limited beats GoDaddy on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Amdocs Limited

Amdocs Limited is a provider of software and services for communications, entertainment and media industry service providers. The Company develops, implements and manages software and services associated with business support systems (BSS), operational support systems (OSS) and network operations to enable service providers to introduce new products and services, process orders, monetize data, support new business models and enhance their understanding of their customers. The Company’s segment provides software products and services. Its services include strategic business consulting, systems integration and transformation, managed services and testing. Its managed services provide multi-year, flexible and tailored business processes and applications services, including application development and maintenance, information technology (IT) and infrastructure services, testing and professional services.

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