Head to Head Review: Materialise NV (MTLS) versus Radcom (RDCM)
Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS) and Radcom (NASDAQ:RDCM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Materialise NV and Radcom’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Radcom||$32.72 million||7.41||-$1.04 million||($0.11)||-188.64|
Materialise NV has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Radcom. Materialise NV is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Radcom, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Materialise NV and Radcom, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Materialise NV presently has a consensus target price of $14.17, suggesting a potential downside of 2.16%. Radcom has a consensus target price of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 30.12%. Given Radcom’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Radcom is more favorable than Materialise NV.
Risk and Volatility
Materialise NV has a beta of 1.8, suggesting that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Radcom has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
10.9% of Materialise NV shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.1% of Radcom shares are owned by institutional investors. 69.0% of Radcom shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Materialise NV and Radcom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Materialise NV beats Radcom on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Materialise NV
Materialise NV is a Belgium-based company engaged in the software industry. The Company is a provider of additive manufacturing software and of three dimensional (3D) printing services. Materialise NV incorporates of 3D printing experience into a range of software solution and 3D printing services, through which the Company seeks to form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Its solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build 3D printing applications. The Company operates in the domestic market and worldwide, including Colombia, Brazil, Australia, Malaysia, China, Japan, Austria, Poland, Germany and France, among others.
RADCOM Ltd. (RADCOM) provides service assurance and customer experience management solutions for communication service providers (CSPs). The Company provides solutions for networks, including long-term evolution (LTE), LTE Advanced (LTE-A), voice over LTE (VoLTE), Internet protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS), Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) or global system for mobile communications (GSM) and mobile broadband. Its software-based solutions enable CSPs to manage both existing networks and network functions virtualization (NFV) based architectures. Its products and solutions include The MaveriQ Solution for Service Assurance and customer experience management (CEM). The MaveriQ solution is a probe-based customer and service assurance solution designed to enable CSPs to carry out end-to-end voice and data quality monitoring and to manage their networks and services. The MaveriQ solution offers analysis and troubleshooting tools.
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