EnerNOC (NASDAQ: ENOC) and Digital Turbine (NASDAQ:APPS) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares EnerNOC and Digital Turbine’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EnerNOC N/A N/A N/A ($1.50) -5.10
Digital Turbine $91.55 million 1.31 -$24.26 million ($0.30) -5.57

EnerNOC has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Digital Turbine. Digital Turbine is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than EnerNOC, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

EnerNOC has a beta of 0.26, indicating that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Digital Turbine has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

49.7% of EnerNOC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.0% of Digital Turbine shares are held by institutional investors. 13.4% of EnerNOC shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of Digital Turbine shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares EnerNOC and Digital Turbine’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EnerNOC -66.80% -160.15% -42.76%
Digital Turbine -20.41% -23.85% -13.37%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for EnerNOC and Digital Turbine, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EnerNOC 0 4 0 0 2.00
Digital Turbine 0 0 4 0 3.00

EnerNOC presently has a consensus price target of $8.56, suggesting a potential upside of 11.85%. Digital Turbine has a consensus price target of $1.63, suggesting a potential downside of 2.69%. Given EnerNOC’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe EnerNOC is more favorable than Digital Turbine.

Summary

Digital Turbine beats EnerNOC on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EnerNOC

EnerNOC, Inc. is a provider of energy intelligence software (EIS) and demand response solutions. The Company’s EIS provides enterprise solutions, utility solutions and energy procurement solutions. The Company’s EIS offers enterprise customers with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions with various areas of functionalities, including energy cost visualization, budgets, forecasts and accruals; project tracking, and demand management. Its EIS provides its utility customers with a SaaS-based customer engagement platform, which collects and processes data and enables its utility customers to provide personalized communication and recommendations to their customers. Its EIS includes an energy procurement platform that helps its enterprise and utility customers. Its procurement platform offers its enterprise and utility customers with features, such as energy contracts management. Its technology includes over two components: its EIS platform and Network Operations Center (NOC).

About Digital Turbine

Digital Turbine, Inc. is engaged in delivering end-to-end products and solutions for mobile operators, application advertisers, device original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other third parties to enable them to monetize mobile content. The Company operates its business in two operating segments: Advertising and Content. The Advertising segment consists of two businesses: Operator and OEM (O&O) and Advertiser and Publisher (A&P). The O&O business is an advertiser solution for carrier and OEM inventory consisting of services, such as Ignite, a mobile device management platform and Discover, an intelligent application discovery platform. Its A&P business is a mobile user acquisition network across the world consisting of services, such as syndicated network and real time bidding (RTB). The Content segment consists of services, including Marketplace, which is an application and content store, and Pay, which is a content management and mobile payment solution.

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