Yodlee (NASDAQ: YDLE) and Digimarc (NASDAQ:DMRC) are both application software companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
56.0% of Digimarc shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.5% of Digimarc shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Yodlee and Digimarc’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of recent ratings for Yodlee and Digimarc, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Digimarc has a consensus target price of $45.33, suggesting a potential upside of 25.06%.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Yodlee and Digimarc’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Digimarc||$21.79 million||18.85||-$21.67 million||($2.25)||-16.11|
Yodlee has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Digimarc. Digimarc is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Yodlee, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Yodlee Company Profile
Yodlee, Inc. is a technology and applications platform for digital financial services in the cloud. The Company refers to its platform as the Yodlee Financial Cloud. It provides subscription services on a business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) basis to financial services clients, whereby its customers offer solutions based on the Company’s platform to their end users. On a business-to-business (B2B) basis, the Company delivers an open platform to customers and third-party developers through its application programming interfaces’ (API’s). The Company also provides transaction-level data for data solutions and market research services. It serves two customer groups or channels, financial institutions and Yodlee Interactive customers. The Company provides access to its solutions across multiple channels, including Web, tablet and mobile.
Digimarc Company Profile
Digimarc Corporation (Digimarc) enables governments and enterprises to give digital identities to media and objects that computers can sense and recognize. The Company’s Digimarc Discover, Digimarc Barcode and Intuitive Computing Platform are designed to optimize the identification of consumer brand impressions, facilitating mobile-centric shopping. The Company operates through media management solutions segment. The Company’s platform includes means to embed Digimarc Barcodes, invisible and inaudible barcode-like information that is recognizable by smartphones, industrial scanners, and other computer interfaces into various forms of media content, including consumer product packaging. Its Digimarc Barcodes has a range of applications, including facilitating scanning of products at retail checkout, as well as engagement with smartphone-equipped consumers. The Digimarc Barcode allows automatic identification of media without visible computer codes, such as traditional barcodes.
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