MINDBODY (NASDAQ: MB) and MICROS Systems (NASDAQ:MCRS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for MINDBODY and MICROS Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MINDBODY 0 2 7 0 2.78
MICROS Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

MINDBODY presently has a consensus target price of $30.64, suggesting a potential upside of 13.90%. Given MINDBODY’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe MINDBODY is more favorable than MICROS Systems.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.8% of MINDBODY shares are held by institutional investors. 8.2% of MINDBODY shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares MINDBODY and MICROS Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MINDBODY -11.34% -12.49% -9.51%
MICROS Systems N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares MINDBODY and MICROS Systems’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MINDBODY $159.77 million 7.80 -$8.80 million ($0.45) -59.78
MICROS Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

MICROS Systems has higher revenue, but lower earnings than MINDBODY.


MINDBODY beats MICROS Systems on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.


MINDBODY, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based business management software for the wellness services industry and operates as a consumer marketplace with local business subscribers on its platform. The Company’s subscribers provide a range of wellness services to active consumers. Its integrated software and payments platform helps business owners in the wellness services industry run, market and build their businesses. It also helps consumers discover, evaluate, engage and transact with these businesses through the Web and mobile devices. The platform addresses various aspects of operating a wellness business, including client scheduling and online booking; retail point-of-sale; analytics and reporting; user experience; mobility; social integration; dynamic cloud-based architecture; open platform for third-party application development; integration with other cloud-based partners, and security and compliance.

About MICROS Systems

MICROS Systems, Inc. (MICROS) is a global designer, manufacturer, marketer, and servicer of enterprise information solutions for the global hospitality and retail industries. The Company operates in two segments: the United States/Canada and International. The retail industry consists of retail operations selling directly to consumers, including retailers of clothing, shoes, food, hardware, jewelry, and other specialty items. Its enterprise information solutions consists three areas: hotel information systems, restaurant information systems and retail information systems. In addition to its software enterprise solutions and hardware products, it offers a range of services and other products for its hotel, restaurant and retail information systems. On May 31, 2012, MICROS acquired Torex Retail Holdings, Ltd. of Dunstable, England (Torex). In Sept. 2014, Oracle Corp completed acquisition of MICROS Systems.

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