Analyzing SS&C Technologies (SSNC) & National Instruments (NATI)
SS&C Technologies (NASDAQ: SSNC) and National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.
Risk and Volatility
SS&C Technologies has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National Instruments has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for SS&C Technologies and National Instruments, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
SS&C Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $49.63, indicating a potential downside of 0.75%. National Instruments has a consensus price target of $42.00, indicating a potential downside of 15.13%. Given SS&C Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe SS&C Technologies is more favorable than National Instruments.
SS&C Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. National Instruments pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. SS&C Technologies pays out 18.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. National Instruments pays out 230.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
86.6% of SS&C Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of National Instruments shares are held by institutional investors. 17.6% of SS&C Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.9% of National Instruments shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares SS&C Technologies and National Instruments’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SS&C Technologies||$1.68 billion||6.14||$130.99 million||$1.54||32.47|
|National Instruments||$1.29 billion||5.02||$52.41 million||$0.40||123.73|
SS&C Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than National Instruments. SS&C Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than National Instruments, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares SS&C Technologies and National Instruments’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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SS&C Technologies beats National Instruments on 14 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
SS&C Technologies 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.
National Instruments Company Profile
National Instruments Corporation (NI) designs, manufactures and sells systems to engineers and scientists. The Company offers a line of measurement, automation and control products. It offers products, technology and services, which include system design software, programming tools, application software, modular hardware products and related driver software, production test systems, NI education platform, software products for teaching and hardware products for teaching. It also offers NI Services, including hardware services and maintenance, software maintenance services, and training and certification. Its products are used across various industries in a range of applications, including research and development, simulation and modeling, prototype and validation, production testing and industrial control and field and factory service and repair. It serves various industries and applications, such as consumer electronics, commercial aerospace, telecommunications and others.
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