Contrasting MaxPoint Interactive (MXPT) & Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ:SPNS)

MaxPoint Interactive (NASDAQ: MXPT) and Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ:SPNS) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MaxPoint Interactive and Sapiens International Corporation N.V.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MaxPoint Interactive $147.51 million 0.27 -$10.58 million ($2.48) -2.35
Sapiens International Corporation N.V. $239.18 million 2.27 $14.79 million $0.07 158.02

Sapiens International Corporation N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than MaxPoint Interactive. MaxPoint Interactive is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sapiens International Corporation N.V., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares MaxPoint Interactive and Sapiens International Corporation N.V.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MaxPoint Interactive -33.14% -107.35% -47.11%
Sapiens International Corporation N.V. 1.39% 6.77% 4.41%

Volatility & Risk

MaxPoint Interactive has a beta of 2.35, indicating that its stock price is 135% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sapiens International Corporation N.V. has a beta of 1.16, indicating that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for MaxPoint Interactive and Sapiens International Corporation N.V., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MaxPoint Interactive 0 1 0 0 2.00
Sapiens International Corporation N.V. 0 0 4 0 3.00

Sapiens International Corporation N.V. has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 44.67%. Given Sapiens International Corporation N.V.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Sapiens International Corporation N.V. is more favorable than MaxPoint Interactive.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

8.7% of MaxPoint Interactive shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.2% of Sapiens International Corporation N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. 57.1% of MaxPoint Interactive shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of Sapiens International Corporation N.V. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Sapiens International Corporation N.V. beats MaxPoint Interactive on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

MaxPoint Interactive Company Profile

MaxPoint Interactive, Inc. is a marketing technology company. The Company provides business intelligence and marketing automation solution. The Company’s MaxPoint Intelligence Platform is a cloud-based software service that enables to predict local demand for national brands based on consumers’ purchase power and intent and manage customized digital advertisements containing in-store offers and promotions to reach consumers at a local level across display, mobile, social and video channels. Through marketing automation and direct integrations with real-time bidding (RTB) exchanges, the Company’s platform delivers customized digital advertisements containing product and store specific promotions to local consumers. The Company’s customers are located in the United States and Europe, and consist of enterprises with national brands in the consumer products, retail, automotive, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications and entertainment industries.

Sapiens International Corporation N.V. Company Profile

Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (Sapiens) is a provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a focus on the financial services sector. The Company operates in provider of software solutions segment. Its software solutions portfolio consists of Life, Pension, Annuity and Retirement Solutions, including software solutions for the management of a range of products for life, pension, annuity and retirement; Property and Casualty/General Insurance Solutions, including a software suite of solutions, supporting a range of business lines, including personal, commercial and specialty lines, as well as a solution for the management of reinsurance contracts; Sapiens DECISION, which is a business decision management solution, and Technology-Based Solutions, such as Sapiens eMerge. Its services include project delivery and implementation, business and technical consulting related to its products, project and program management, training and user acceptance testing.

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