King Digital Entertainment (NYSE: KING) and Mulesoft (NYSE:MULE) are both mid-cap technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.
This table compares King Digital Entertainment and Mulesoft’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|King Digital Entertainment||19.58%||33.71%||24.95%|
23.2% of Mulesoft shares are held by institutional investors. 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.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for King Digital Entertainment and Mulesoft, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|King Digital Entertainment||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Mulesoft has a consensus target price of $27.75, suggesting a potential upside of 13.73%. Given Mulesoft’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Mulesoft is more favorable than King Digital Entertainment.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares King Digital Entertainment and Mulesoft’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|King Digital Entertainment||N/A||N/A||N/A||$1.75||10.29|
|Mulesoft||$187.74 million||16.89||-$49.59 million||N/A||N/A|
King Digital Entertainment has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Mulesoft.
Mulesoft beats King Digital Entertainment on 4 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.
King Digital Entertainment Company Profile
King Digital Entertainment plc is an interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. The Company has four franchises: Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. The Company develops and publishes games that can be played on its king.com and royalgames.com Websites, Facebook and, mobile platforms, such as iOS and Android. The Company is involved in developing and monetizing digital games on multiple platforms. The Company’s games include Candy Crush Saga, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, Pet Rescue Saga and Bubble Witch 2 Saga. As of December 31, 2014, the Company had 533 million monthly active users (MAUs), 149 million daily active users (DAUs), 356 million monthly unique users (MUUs) and 8,344 million monthly unique payers (MUPs).
Mulesoft Company Profile
MuleSoft, Inc. is engaged in providing a software platform that connects a range of technologies. The Company enables organizations to manage and secure the flow of data between all systems in the enterprise. The Company offers organizations to create agile infrastructures. The Company has developed Anypoint Platform. The Company’s customers use its Anypoint Platform to connect their applications, data, and devices into an application network where systems are pluggable instead of glued together with custom integration code. The application network enables a self-serve infrastructure through discoverable building blocks, or nodes, that can be used and reused to rapidly compose applications. With an application network built with Anypoint Platform, organizations can transform into composable enterprises.
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