Amdocs (NASDAQ: PERI) and Perion Network Ltd Common Stock (NASDAQ:PERI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Amdocs and Perion Network Ltd Common Stock, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Perion Network Ltd Common Stock||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Amdocs presently has a consensus target price of $72.37, suggesting a potential upside of 9.32%. Perion Network Ltd Common Stock has a consensus target price of $0.75, suggesting a potential downside of 76.78%. Given Amdocs’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Amdocs is more favorable than Perion Network Ltd Common Stock.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
91.3% of Amdocs shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.5% of Perion Network Ltd Common Stock shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.4% of Amdocs shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Amdocs has a beta of 0.51, suggesting that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perion Network Ltd Common Stock has a beta of 1.48, suggesting that its stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Amdocs and Perion Network Ltd Common Stock’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Amdocs||$3.87 billion||2.46||$436.82 million||$3.55||18.65|
|Perion Network Ltd Common Stock||$273.99 million||0.30||-$72.75 million||$0.63||5.13|
Amdocs has higher revenue and earnings than Perion Network Ltd Common Stock. Perion Network Ltd Common Stock is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Amdocs, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Amdocs and Perion Network Ltd Common Stock’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Perion Network Ltd Common Stock||-12.64%||11.97%||6.58%|
Amdocs pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Perion Network Ltd Common Stock does not pay a dividend. Amdocs pays out 28.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Amdocs has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.
Amdocs beats Perion Network Ltd Common Stock on 15 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Amdocs Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides software and services solutions to the communications, entertainment, pay TV, and media industry service providers worldwide. The company offers customer experience and monetization solutions that allow its customers to contextual and personalize interactions. It also provides operational support systems for fixed line, broadband, wireless, and cable TV networks; and network optimization suite to plan, build, launch, manage, and optimize mobile networks. In addition, the company offers network functions virtualization standards-based software solutions to virtualize network services; intelligence and real-time data products; and enterprise and B2B service to small and medium-sized business and enterprise customers. Further, it provides Internet of things monetization and connected home platforms to support connected devices, a cloud-based environment to offer integrated home services, and a solution that allows enterprises to purchase connectivity from service providers in a wholesale mode; and over-the-top and entertainment products. Additionally, the company offers mobile financial services, and big data analytics products; and entertainment and media solutions that enable the management of media and advertising selling, fulfillment, operations, advertiser and consumer experience, and financial processes in digital and print media, as well as Amdocs Optima, a converged multi-tenant digital customer management and commerce platform. It also provides thought leadership and advisory, systems integration, transformation, managed, order gateway, testing, revenue guard, and network services, as well as digital business operations for order to activation. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri.
About Perion Network Ltd Common Stock
Perion Network Ltd., a technology company, delivers advertising solutions to brands, agencies, and publishers in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company develops digital advertising solutions to capture consumer attention and drive engagement, as well as delivers ads across a portfolio of Websites and mobile applications. Its proprietary social marketing platform offers a dashboard for marketers that make media buying efficient on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social networks and platforms. The company's platform allows advertisers to control their marketing expenditures, in-house planning and strategy, and utilize the technical tool to create operational marketing efficiencies. In addition, it provides search-based monetization solutions for publishers with analytics capabilities to track and monitor their business performance; toolbar platform, which allows publishers to create, implement, and distribute Web browser toolbars, as well as through consumer products; Smilebox, a photo sharing and social expression product; and IncrediMail a messaging application that enables consumers to manage various email accounts in one place. The company was formerly known as IncrediMail Ltd. and changed its name to Perion Network Ltd. in November 2011. Perion Network Ltd. was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Holon, Israel.
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