Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) & Speed Commerce (NYSE:SPDC) Critical Analysis

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) and Speed Commerce (OTCMKTS:SPDC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Speed Commerce’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hewlett Packard Enterprise -0.13% 12.35% 4.03%
Speed Commerce N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.8% of Hewlett Packard Enterprise shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Hewlett Packard Enterprise shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Speed Commerce shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Speed Commerce, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 2 14 4 0 2.10
Speed Commerce 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hewlett Packard Enterprise currently has a consensus target price of $12.78, suggesting a potential upside of 33.35%. Given Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Hewlett Packard Enterprise is more favorable than Speed Commerce.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Speed Commerce’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hewlett Packard Enterprise $29.14 billion 0.42 $1.05 billion $1.77 5.41
Speed Commerce N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has higher revenue and earnings than Speed Commerce.

Risk and Volatility

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Speed Commerce has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hewlett Packard Enterprise beats Speed Commerce on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company operates as a technology company. The company operates through four segments: Hybrid IT, Intelligent Edge, Financial Services, and Corporate Investments. The Hybrid IT segment provides industry standard servers for multi-workload computing; mission-critical servers; converged storage solutions, including all-flash arrays and hybrid storage solutions; and traditional storage solutions comprising tape, storage networking, and disk products, such as HPE MSA and HPE XP. It also offers data center networking products, such as top-of-rack switches, core switches, and open networking switches; and operational services, advisory and professional services, and communications and media solutions. The Intelligent Edge segment provides solutions for mobility and Internet of things, as well as enterprise networking and security solutions for businesses campus and branch environments under the Aruba brand. This segment also offers wired and wireless local area network products, such as Wi-Fi access points, switches, routers; and software products, including network management, network access control, analytics and assurance, and location services software. The Financial Services segment offers various flexible investment solutions, which comprise leasing, financing, IT consumption, and utility programs and asset management services for customers to enable the creation of unique technology deployment models and acquire complete IT solutions. The Corporate Investments segment is involved in Hewlett Packard labs and various business incubation activities. The company serves small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises. It has strategic alliance with ABB Ltd. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

About Speed Commerce

Speed Commerce, Inc. provides e-commerce and fulfillment services to retailers and manufacturers in the United States and Canada. It offers Web platform development and hosting, order management, fulfillment, logistics, and contact center services, which provide customers with transaction-based services and information management tools. The company was formerly known as Navarre Corporation and changed its name to Speed Commerce, Inc. in September 2013. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.

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