IGATE (IGTE) and Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY) Critical Review

IGATE (NASDAQ: IGTE) and Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ:HMNY) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for IGATE and Helios and Matheson Analytics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IGATE 0 0 0 0 N/A
Helios and Matheson Analytics 0 0 1 0 3.00

Helios and Matheson Analytics has a consensus price target of $25.00, suggesting a potential upside of 309.17%. Given Helios and Matheson Analytics’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Helios and Matheson Analytics is more favorable than IGATE.

Profitability

This table compares IGATE and Helios and Matheson Analytics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IGATE 11.84% 28.23% 10.83%
Helios and Matheson Analytics -1,272.83% -2,850.78% -411.49%

Risk and Volatility

IGATE has a beta of 1.8, indicating that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Helios and Matheson Analytics has a beta of 0.19, indicating that its share price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.4% of Helios and Matheson Analytics shares are held by institutional investors. 37.5% of Helios and Matheson Analytics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IGATE and Helios and Matheson Analytics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IGATE N/A N/A N/A $0.25 192.00
Helios and Matheson Analytics $6.76 million 12.88 -$7.38 million ($4.59) -1.33

IGATE has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Helios and Matheson Analytics. Helios and Matheson Analytics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than IGATE, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

IGATE beats Helios and Matheson Analytics on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

IGATE Company Profile

IGATE Corporation provides integrated technology and operations-based information technology solutions. The Company delivers a range of solutions and services across multiple domains and industries, including healthcare, life sciences, insurance, manufacturing, banking, financial services, business administrative services, data management services, product and engineering solutions, retail, consumer packaged goods, communications, energy, utility, media and entertainment.. It is an integrated technology and operations (ITOPS) company. The Company’s services include application development, application maintenance, business intelligence and analytics, cloud services, engineering design services, enterprise application solutions, enterprise mobility, infrastructure management services, product and engineering solutions embedded systems, product verification and validation, verification and validation and business process outsourcing (BPO).

Helios and Matheson Analytics Company Profile

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. is an information technology services company. The Company offers its clients a suite of services of predictive analytics with technology. The Company provides offerings in the areas of application value management, application development, integration, independent validation, infrastructure and information management, and analytics services. The Company offers an integrated service of Big Data technology, analytics, domain knowledge in the areas of financial services and healthcare, including data visualization. The Company’s clients operate in a range of industries with a concentration in the banking, financial services, insurance and healthcare industries.

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