Camelot Information Systems (NYSE: CIS) and Mantech International (NASDAQ:MANT) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Camelot Information Systems and Mantech International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Camelot Information Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mantech International 3 1 3 0 2.00

Mantech International has a consensus price target of $45.00, indicating a potential downside of 10.87%. Given Mantech International’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Mantech International is more favorable than Camelot Information Systems.

Profitability

This table compares Camelot Information Systems and Mantech International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Camelot Information Systems N/A N/A N/A
Mantech International 3.61% 4.73% 3.66%

Volatility & Risk

Camelot Information Systems has a beta of 2.77, meaning that its stock price is 177% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mantech International has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Mantech International pays an annual dividend of $0.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Camelot Information Systems does not pay a dividend. Mantech International pays out 27.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.3% of Mantech International shares are held by institutional investors. 35.1% of Mantech International shares are held by 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Camelot Information Systems and Mantech International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Camelot Information Systems N/A N/A N/A ($0.55) -58.14
Mantech International $1.60 billion 1.23 $56.39 million $1.53 33.00

Mantech International has higher revenue and earnings than Camelot Information Systems. Camelot Information Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mantech International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Mantech International beats Camelot Information Systems on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Camelot Information Systems Company Profile

Camelot Information Systems Inc. (Camelot) is a China-based company. The Company is a provider of business solutions and information technology services to the top 500 business corporations and financial institutions in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan through a network of 27 regional or local subsidiaries. The Company’s Enterprise Application Services (EAS) business provides Enterprise Resource Management (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Supply-chain Management (SCM), and Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) services to its business corporation clients. The Company’s Financial Industry Services (FIS) business consists of a wide-range of solutions including Branch Front-end and Teller solutions, Financial Supply-Chain Management solutions, Operation Risk Management solutions, Regulatory Compliance solutions, and Life Insurance Core Application solutions.

Mantech International Company Profile

ManTech International Corporation provides technologies and solutions for national security programs for the intelligence community; the departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Veteran Affairs and Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); the space community, and other the United States Government customers. It delivers an array of information technology (IT) and technical services solutions. Its solutions and services include cybersecurity; software and systems development; enterprise IT; multi-disciplined intelligence; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; program protection and mission assurance; systems engineering; supply chain management and logistics; test and evaluation; training, and management consulting. It supports programs of national significance, such as military readiness and wellness, terrorist threat detection, information security and border protection.

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