Critical Survey: SS&C Technologies Holdings (SSNC) and Ocean Thermal Energy Corp (CPWR)

SS&C Technologies Holdings (NASDAQ: SSNC) and Ocean Thermal Energy Corp (NASDAQ:CPWR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares SS&C Technologies Holdings and Ocean Thermal Energy Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SS&C Technologies Holdings 12.17% 14.90% 6.09%
Ocean Thermal Energy Corp N/A N/A -695.97%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for SS&C Technologies Holdings and Ocean Thermal Energy Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SS&C Technologies Holdings 0 1 5 0 2.83
Ocean Thermal Energy Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

SS&C Technologies Holdings currently has a consensus target price of $41.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.37%. Given SS&C Technologies Holdings’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe SS&C Technologies Holdings is more favorable than Ocean Thermal Energy Corp.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SS&C Technologies Holdings and Ocean Thermal Energy Corp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SS&C Technologies Holdings $1.60 billion 4.95 $580.87 million $0.94 41.01
Ocean Thermal Energy Corp N/A N/A -$3.19 million N/A N/A

SS&C Technologies Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Ocean Thermal Energy Corp.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.9% of SS&C Technologies Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 17.6% of SS&C Technologies Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

SS&C Technologies Holdings pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Ocean Thermal Energy Corp does not pay a dividend. SS&C Technologies Holdings pays out 29.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

SS&C Technologies Holdings beats Ocean Thermal Energy Corp on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

SS&C Technologies Holdings Company Profile

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of software products and software-enabled services that allow financial services providers to automate complex business processes and manage their information processing requirements. The Company’s portfolio of software products and software-enabled services allows its clients to automate and integrate front-office functions, such as trading and modeling, middle-office functions, such as portfolio management and reporting, and back-office functions, such as accounting, performance measurement, reconciliation, reporting, processing and clearing. The Company provides its solutions across the globe to over 11,000 clients, principally within the institutional asset and wealth management, alternative investment management, financial advisory and financial institutions vertical markets. Its portfolio includes over 90 products and software-enabled services.

Ocean Thermal Energy Corp Company Profile

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation, formerly TetriDyn Solutions, Inc., is a builder and operator of clean hydrothermal energy plants. The Company is also a developer of Seawater Air Conditioning plants for large commercial properties worldwide. Its Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology leverages the temperature difference in the ocean between cold deep water and warm surface water in the tropics and subtropics to generate unlimited energy without the use of fossil fuels. Its Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC) technology produces air conditioning without the use of chemical agents. SWAC, when developed in conjunction with OTEC plants, it operates entirely without the use of fossil fuels. Its OTEC and SWAC technology reduces the output of carbon emissions. The Company’s technology can also be used to cool buildings and for fish farming and aquaculture.

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