USA Technologies (NASDAQ: USAT) and Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ:NSIT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares USA Technologies and Insight Enterprises’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|USA Technologies||$104.09 million||4.95||-$1.85 million||$0.01||960.96|
|Insight Enterprises||$5.49 billion||0.25||$84.68 million||$2.70||14.21|
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for USA Technologies and Insight Enterprises, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
USA Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 25.00%. Insight Enterprises has a consensus price target of $50.50, indicating a potential upside of 31.58%. Given Insight Enterprises’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Insight Enterprises is more favorable than USA Technologies.
Volatility & Risk
USA Technologies has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Insight Enterprises has a beta of 1.56, suggesting that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
51.2% of USA Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.2% of Insight Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. 4.4% of USA Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Insight Enterprises shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares USA Technologies and Insight Enterprises’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insight Enterprises beats USA Technologies on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
USA Technologies Company Profile
USA Technologies, Inc. provides technology-enabled solutions and value-added services that facilitate electronic payment transactions within the unattended point of sale (POS) market. The Company is a provider in the small ticket, beverage and food vending industry and is also engaged in offering solutions and services to other unattended market segments, such as amusement, commercial laundry, kiosk and others. It has designed and marketed systems and solutions that facilitate electronic payment options, as well as telemetry and machine-to-machine (M2M) services, which include the ability to remotely monitor, control and report on the results of distributed assets containing its electronic payment solutions. The Company derives its revenues from license and transaction fees resulting from connections to, as well as services provided by, its ePort Connect service.
Insight Enterprises Company Profile
Insight Enterprises, Inc. is engaged in providing information technology (IT) hardware, software, and cloud and service solutions to business, government, healthcare and educational clients. The Company operates through three segments: North America, EMEA and APAC. North America comprises the United States and Canada; EMEA comprises Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and APAC comprises Asia Pacific. The Company consults, designs, implements and manages integrated IT solutions for its customers. Its offerings in North America and select countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa include a suite of IT hardware, software and services solutions. Its offerings in the remainder of EMEA and APAC segments are software and select software-related services. Its cloud management platform serves as a marketplace for its clients to buy and manage their cloud subscriptions with options that manage their software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service management capabilities.
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