Reviewing AutoNavi (AMAP) & Amdocs (DOX)

AutoNavi (NASDAQ: AMAP) and Amdocs (NASDAQ:DOX) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AutoNavi and Amdocs’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AutoNavi N/A N/A N/A ($1.42) -14.72
Amdocs $3.87 billion 2.37 $436.82 million N/A N/A

Amdocs has higher revenue and earnings than AutoNavi.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.0% of Amdocs shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.4% of Amdocs shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for AutoNavi and Amdocs, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AutoNavi 0 0 0 0 N/A
Amdocs 0 4 2 0 2.33

Amdocs has a consensus price target of $70.67, suggesting a potential upside of 10.78%. Given Amdocs’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Amdocs is more favorable than AutoNavi.

Risk & Volatility

AutoNavi has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amdocs has a beta of 0.52, meaning that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Amdocs pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. AutoNavi does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares AutoNavi and Amdocs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AutoNavi N/A N/A N/A
Amdocs 11.72% 15.13% 10.14%

Summary

Amdocs beats AutoNavi on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

AutoNavi Company Profile

AutoNavi Holdings Limited is a provider of digital map content and navigation and location-based solutions in China. The service platform also enables the Company to move away from a pure business-to-business (B2B), model to a combined B2B and business-to-consumer (B2C), model. As of December 31, 2012, the core of its business is its nationwide digital map database that covered approximately 3.6 million kilometers of roadway and over 22 million points of interest across China. In addition, the Company had completed three dimensional (3-D) navigation maps of key areas in 60 cities and photo-realistic 3-D models of 35 cities for public sector projects. In February 2012, the Company and TomTom NV introduced HD Traffic. Effective December 12, 2013, Autonavi Holdings Limited acquired Alohar Mobile Inc. In July 2014, AutoNavi Holdings Ltd announced the completion of the merger with Ali ET Investment Holding Limited (Merger Sub), a subsidiary of Alibaba Investment Limited (Parent).

Amdocs Company Profile

Amdocs Limited is a provider of software and services for communications, entertainment and media industry service providers. The Company develops, implements and manages software and services associated with business support systems (BSS), operational support systems (OSS) and network operations to enable service providers to introduce new products and services, process orders, monetize data, support new business models and enhance their understanding of their customers. The Company’s segment provides software products and services. Its services include strategic business consulting, systems integration and transformation, managed services and testing. Its managed services provide multi-year, flexible and tailored business processes and applications services, including application development and maintenance, information technology (IT) and infrastructure services, testing and professional services.

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