Aware (NASDAQ:AWRE) and UMeWorld (OTCMKTS:UMEWF) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Risk and Volatility
Aware has a beta of -0.25, meaning that its share price is 125% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, UMeWorld has a beta of -1.51, meaning that its share price is 251% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
23.9% of Aware shares are held by institutional investors. 19.8% of Aware shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.0% of UMeWorld shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Aware and UMeWorld, as provided by MarketBeat.
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This table compares Aware and UMeWorld’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Aware and UMeWorld’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Aware||$16.28 million||4.86||$1.28 million||N/A||N/A|
Aware has higher revenue and earnings than UMeWorld.
Aware beats UMeWorld on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Aware Company Profile
Aware, Inc. provides software and services for the biometrics industry in the United States, Brazil, and internationally. It offers biometrics software products, including biometric services platform, biometric search and match products, software development kits, mobile biometrics, biometric identity duplicate detection, and application products for fingerprint, facial, and iris modalities that enable various functions in biometrics systems, such as enrollment, analysis, and processing of biometrics images and data on workstations or mobile devices; integration of peripheral biometric capture devices; centralized workflow, transaction processing, and subsystem integration; matching of biometric samples against biometric databases to authenticate or verify identities; and analysis and processing of text-based identity data. The company also provides imaging products for medical applications, such as JPEG2000 product to compress, store, and display images, as well as software maintenance services. In addition, it offers software engineering services comprising project planning and management; system design; software design, development, customization, configuration, and testing; and software integration and installation. The company's software products are used in government and commercial biometrics systems to identify or authenticate people. It sells its biometrics software products and services through systems integrators, OEMs, and directly to end user customers. Aware, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.
UMeWorld Company Profile
UMeWorld Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the . It is an educational technology company, which engages in digital media and digital education businesses. Its products include UMFun, UMTang, UEXiao, and 17Speech. The company was founded by Michael M. Lee on August 8, 1997 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.
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