Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR) and WNS (NYSE:WNS) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

37.0% of Cloudera shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.9% of WNS shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Cloudera and WNS, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cloudera 0 1 4 0 2.80
WNS 0 1 10 1 3.00

Cloudera currently has a consensus target price of $22.25, suggesting a potential upside of 29.74%. WNS has a consensus target price of $48.08, suggesting a potential upside of 15.06%. Given Cloudera’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Cloudera is more favorable than WNS.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cloudera and WNS’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cloudera $261.02 million 9.28 -$187.31 million N/A N/A
WNS $602.50 million 3.49 $37.76 million $1.09 38.34

WNS has higher revenue and earnings than Cloudera.

Profitability

This table compares Cloudera and WNS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cloudera -119.74% N/A -39.42%
WNS 7.96% 20.19% 12.34%

Summary

WNS beats Cloudera on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cloudera

Cloudera, Inc. is a developer of platform for data management, machine learning and advanced analytics. The Company allows enterprises to operate, manage and move workloads across multiple architectures, mixing on premises and cloud environments, including all major public cloud infrastructure providers. It operates through two operating segments: subscription and services. Its products include Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub, Cloudera Analytic BD, Cloudera Operational DB, Cloudera Data Science & Engineering, and Cloud Essentials. The Company offers Cloudera Data Science for programmatic preparation, predictive modeling and machine learning; Cloudera Real Time for online, streaming and rea ltime applications; and Cloudera Analytics for business intelligence and structured query language (SQL) analytics. It has developed the hybrid open source software (HOSS) development model, which helps customers in managing, operating and securing their data and data architectures.

About WNS

WNS (Holdings) Limited is a global provider of business process management (BPM) services. The Company offers data, voice, analytical and business transformation services. The Company’s segments include WNS Global BPM and WNS Auto Claims BPM. Its operating segments include travel, insurance, banking and financial services, healthcare, utilities, retail and consumer products groups, auto claims and others. The WNS Global BPM includes the Company’s business activities with the exception of WNS Auto Claims BPM. WNS Auto Claims BPM is the Company’s automobile claims management business. The Company focuses on various industry verticals, such as insurance; travel and leisure; diversified businesses, including manufacturing, retail, consumer packaged goods (CPG), media and entertainment, and telecommunication (telecom); utilities; consulting and professional services; banking and financial services; healthcare, and shipping and logistics.

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