Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) and Mobileye NV (NYSE:MBLY) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Adobe Systems and Mobileye NV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Adobe Systems and Mobileye NV’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Adobe Systems||$6.90 billion||11.00||$2.32 billion||$3.19||48.15|
|Mobileye NV||$407.63 million||34.12||$138.64 million||$0.50||125.34|
Adobe Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Mobileye NV. Adobe Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mobileye NV, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk & Volatility
Adobe Systems has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mobileye NV has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Adobe Systems and Mobileye NV, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Adobe Systems currently has a consensus target price of $159.57, suggesting a potential upside of 3.88%. Mobileye NV has a consensus target price of $55.63, suggesting a potential downside of 11.23%. Given Adobe Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Adobe Systems is more favorable than Mobileye NV.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
87.5% of Adobe Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of Mobileye NV shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Adobe Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Adobe Systems beats Mobileye NV on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Adobe Systems Company Profile
Adobe Systems Incorporated is a software company. The Company offers products and services used by professionals, marketers, knowledge workers, application developers, enterprises and consumers for creating, managing, delivering, measuring, optimizing and engaging with compelling content and experiences. It operates through three segments: Digital Media, Digital Marketing, and Print and Publishing. Its Digital Media segment provides tools and solutions that enable individuals, small and medium businesses and enterprises to create, publish, promote and monetize their digital content. Its Digital Marketing segment provides solutions and services for how digital advertising and marketing are created, managed, executed, measured and optimized. Its Print and Publishing segment addresses market opportunities ranging from the diverse authoring and publishing needs of technical and business publishing to its legacy type and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) printing businesses.
Mobileye NV Company Profile
Mobileye N.V. is engaged in the development of computer vision and machine learning-based sensing, mapping and driving policy technology for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving technologies. The Company operates through two segments: Original Equipment Manufacturing, which supplies the software algorithms and EyeQ chip, and After Market, which sells a complete system, which includes its software algorithms and EyeQ chip, as well as the camera and other necessary components. Its software algorithms and EyeQ chips perform detailed interpretations of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, animals, debris and other obstacles. Its products are able to detect roadway markings; identify and read traffic signs, directional signs and traffic lights; create a Roadbook of localized drivable paths and visual landmarks using its road experience management technology, and provide mapping for autonomous driving.
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