FunctionX (NASDAQ: INFO) and IHS Markit (NASDAQ:INFO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares FunctionX and IHS Markit’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FunctionX N/A N/A N/A
IHS Markit 16.03% 9.68% 5.30%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for FunctionX and IHS Markit, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FunctionX 0 0 0 0 N/A
IHS Markit 1 3 10 0 2.64

IHS Markit has a consensus price target of $55.58, indicating a potential downside of 0.21%. Given IHS Markit’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe IHS Markit is more favorable than FunctionX.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FunctionX and IHS Markit’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FunctionX $4.51 million 0.13 -$61.86 million N/A N/A
IHS Markit $3.60 billion 6.07 $416.90 million $1.68 33.15

IHS Markit has higher revenue and earnings than FunctionX.

Risk & Volatility

FunctionX has a beta of 0.01, suggesting that its share price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IHS Markit has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

97.1% of IHS Markit shares are held by institutional investors. 60.5% of FunctionX shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of IHS Markit shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

IHS Markit beats FunctionX on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

FunctionX Company Profile

Function(x) Inc. operates Wetpaint.com, an online destination for entertainment news for millennial women covering the latest in television, music, and pop culture. The company also offers daily fantasy sports experience both directly to consumers and to businesses desiring turnkey solutions. In addition, it operates Rant, a digital publisher that publishes original content in 13 different verticals, primarily sports, entertainment, pets, cars, and food; and Choose Digital, a digital marketplace platform that allows companies to incorporate digital content into existing rewards and loyalty programs in support of marketing and sales initiatives. The company was formerly known as DraftDay Fantasy Sports, Inc. and changed its name to Function(x) Inc. in June 2016. Function(x) Inc. is headquartered in New York, New York.

IHS Markit Company Profile

IHS Markit Ltd. provides critical information, analytics, and solutions for various industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company's information, analytics, and solutions enhance operational efficiency and offer deep insights for customers in business, finance, and government. Its Resources segment provides upstream, midstream, downstream, and power/gas/coal/renewables services. This segment also offers data for manufacturing processes, as well as capital expenditure, cost, price, production, trade, demand, and capacity industry analysis and forecasts. The company's Transportation segment provides authoritative analysis, as well as sales and production forecasts for light vehicles, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, powertrains, components, and technology systems; and performance measurement tools and marketing solutions for car makers, dealers, and agencies. It also offers comprehensive data on ships, as well as monthly import and export statistics on approximately 90 countries; and specifications for military vehicles, naval vessels, and aircraft types. The company's Consolidated Markets & Solutions segment provides content and analytics on engineering and technical standards, codes, specifications, handbooks, reference books, journals, and other scientific and technical documents, as well as software-based engineering decision engines; components and devices, performance analytics, and end market intelligence for technology, media, and telecom industries; and economic and risk data, forecast, and analytic tools. Its Financial Services segment provides pricing and reference data, indices, valuation and trading services, trade processing, enterprise software, and managed services to traders, portfolio managers, risk managers, research professionals, and other financial markets participants, as well as operations, compliance, and enterprise data managers. IHS Markit Ltd. was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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