F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) and DIEBOLD NIXDORF/ADR (OTCMKTS:WNXDY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares F5 Networks and DIEBOLD NIXDORF/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
F5 Networks $2.16 billion 4.19 $453.68 million $8.00 19.03
DIEBOLD NIXDORF/ADR N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

F5 Networks has higher revenue and earnings than DIEBOLD NIXDORF/ADR.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for F5 Networks and DIEBOLD NIXDORF/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
F5 Networks 4 7 5 0 2.06
DIEBOLD NIXDORF/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A

F5 Networks currently has a consensus target price of $168.49, indicating a potential upside of 10.67%. Given F5 Networks’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe F5 Networks is more favorable than DIEBOLD NIXDORF/ADR.

Profitability

This table compares F5 Networks and DIEBOLD NIXDORF/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
F5 Networks 22.74% 40.12% 19.68%
DIEBOLD NIXDORF/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.2% of F5 Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of F5 Networks shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

F5 Networks beats DIEBOLD NIXDORF/ADR on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

F5 Networks Company Profile

F5 Networks, Inc. develops, markets, and sells application delivery networking products that optimize the security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems. The company's primary application delivery technology is Traffic Management Operating System (TMOS) that enable company's products to intercept, inspect, and act on the contents of traffic from virtually each type of Internet Protocol-enabled application. It offers Local Traffic Manager, which provides intelligent load-balancing, traffic management, and application health checking; BIG-IP DNS that automatically directs users to the closest or best-performing physical, virtual, or cloud environment; Advanced Firewall Manager, a network firewall; and Application Security Manager, an Web application firewall that provides comprehensive, proactive, and application-layer protection against generalized and targeted attacks. The company also provides Access Policy Manager, which provides secure, granular, and context-aware access to networks and applications; Carrier-Grade Network Address Translation, which offers a set of tools that enables service providers to migrate to IPv6 while continuing to support and interoperate with existing IPv4 devices and content; and Policy Enforcement Manager that offers traffic classification capabilities to identify the specific applications and services to service providers, as well as Link Controller. In addition, it offers cloud-based and other subscription services; BIG-IP appliances; VIPRION chassis-based systems; BIG-IP Virtual Edition software platform; and management and orchestration software platform. The company sells its products to enterprise customers and service providers through distributors, value-added resellers, and systems integrators in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, and the Asia Pacific Region. F5 Networks, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

DIEBOLD NIXDORF/ADR Company Profile

Diebold Nixdorf AG provides information technology (IT) solutions and services primarily to retail banks and retailers. It operates through Banking and Retail segments. The company's hardware portfolio comprises ATMs, cash recycling systems, cash processing, automated teller safes, and transaction terminals. Its software portfolio consisting of programmable ePOS systems or self-checkout systems related to the checkout area; and omni-channel software to link digital and stationary sales channel. The company also offers professional services, such as software adaptation and integration of mobile technologies to the IT environment of its customers; and banking, retail, and process consulting services. It serves in Germany, Europe, Americas, Africa, and Asia-Pacific region. The company was formerly known as Wincor Nixdorf Aktiengesellschaft and changed its name to Diebold Nixdorf AG in September 2016. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Paderborn, Germany. Diebold Nixdorf AG is a subsidiary of Diebold Nixdorf Holding Germany Inc. & Co. KGaA.

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