Xura (NASDAQ: MESG) and Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ:NSIT) are both companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Xura and Insight Enterprises’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Xura N/A N/A N/A ($1.55) -16.13
Insight Enterprises $5.49 billion 0.24 $84.68 million $2.70 13.47

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.7% of Insight Enterprises shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Insight Enterprises shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Xura and Insight Enterprises, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xura 0 0 0 0 N/A
Insight Enterprises 1 1 1 0 2.00

Insight Enterprises has a consensus target price of $50.50, indicating a potential upside of 38.85%. Given Insight Enterprises’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Insight Enterprises is more favorable than Xura.

Profitability

This table compares Xura and Insight Enterprises’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xura -37.80% -54.10% -12.53%
Insight Enterprises 1.53% 14.90% 4.51%

Summary

Insight Enterprises beats Xura on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Xura Company Profile

Xura, Inc. (Xura) is a United States-based provider of digital communications services. The Company offers a portfolio of digital services solutions that enable global communications across a range of mobile devices and platforms. Its digital communications services include Xura Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Xura Rich Communications Suite (RCS), Xura Signaling Fraud Management, Xura Telco-Web Gateways, Xura Communications Suite and Xura Message Controller. Its monetization services include low credit services and value added services. The Company helps communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises to navigate and monetize the digital ecosystem through its cloud-based offerings. It also offers Rich Web and Mobile Application Development Framework. The Company helps operators around the world to secure their networks and protect their customers. The Company offers its solutions to people through service providers and enterprises in approximately 140 countries.

Insight Enterprises Company Profile

Insight Enterprises, Inc. is engaged in providing information technology (IT) hardware, software, and cloud and service solutions to business, government, healthcare and educational clients. The Company operates through three segments: North America, EMEA and APAC. North America comprises the United States and Canada; EMEA comprises Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and APAC comprises Asia Pacific. The Company consults, designs, implements and manages integrated IT solutions for its customers. Its offerings in North America and select countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa include a suite of IT hardware, software and services solutions. Its offerings in the remainder of EMEA and APAC segments are software and select software-related services. Its cloud management platform serves as a marketplace for its clients to buy and manage their cloud subscriptions with options that manage their software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service management capabilities.

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