Analyzing VeriSign (VRSN) & Globant (GLOB)
VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN) and Globant (NYSE:GLOB) 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, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.
Volatility and Risk
VeriSign has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Globant has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares VeriSign and Globant’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
66.5% of Globant shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of VeriSign shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for VeriSign and Globant, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
VeriSign currently has a consensus price target of $89.67, indicating a potential downside of 13.31%. Globant has a consensus price target of $43.20, indicating a potential upside of 11.25%. Given Globant’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Globant is more favorable than VeriSign.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares VeriSign and Globant’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|VeriSign||$1.15 billion||8.99||$747.69 million||$3.67||28.18|
|Globant||$357.94 million||3.79||$51.92 million||$0.87||44.63|
VeriSign has higher revenue and earnings than Globant. VeriSign is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Globant, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
VeriSign beats Globant on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
VeriSign, Inc. is a provider of domain name registry services and Internet security. The Company operates through Registry Services and Security Services segment. Registry Services ensure the security, stability and resiliency of Internet infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net domains, and operation of the root-zone maintainer functions for the core of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). Security Services provides infrastructure assurance services consisting of Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) Protection Services and Managed DNS Services. DDoS Protection Services supports online business continuity by providing monitoring and mitigation services against DDoS attacks. Managed DNS Services is a hosting service that delivers DNS resolution for the availability of Web-based systems.
Globant S.A. is a digitally native technology services company. The Company’s principal operating subsidiary is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the year ended December 31, 2015, 83.7% of its revenues were generated by clients in North America, 11.0% in Latin America and Asia, and 5.3% in Europe. It builds digital journeys, which consists of different software products, including mobile apps, Web apps, sensors and other software and hardware appliances that work orchestrated by a backend that uses big data and fast data to create a understanding of each consumer and how to act upon each scenario. The Company delivers digital journeys with a comprehensive approach that includes Stay Relevant, which helps its customers stay fit for the future of their industries; Discover, which think and conceive specific digital journeys for each customer; Build, which creates each digital journey leveraging the work of its Studios, its services over platforms and its agile pods methodologies.
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