ePlus inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) and Mavenir Systems (NASDAQ:MVNR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ePlus inc. and Mavenir Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ePlus inc. $1.40 billion 0.96 $101.15 million $3.84 24.63
Mavenir Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

ePlus inc. has higher revenue and earnings than Mavenir Systems.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for ePlus inc. and Mavenir Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ePlus inc. 0 2 1 0 2.33
Mavenir Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

ePlus inc. presently has a consensus target price of $29.73, suggesting a potential downside of 68.52%. Given ePlus inc.’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe ePlus inc. is more favorable than Mavenir Systems.

Profitability

This table compares ePlus inc. and Mavenir Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ePlus inc. 3.81% 15.95% 7.42%
Mavenir Systems -36.45% -68.72% -35.57%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.9% of ePlus inc. shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of ePlus inc. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

ePlus inc. beats Mavenir Systems on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

ePlus inc. Company Profile

ePlus inc. is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of selling, leasing, financing and managing information technology. It operates through two segments: technology and financing. The technology segment sells information technology (IT) hardware products, third-party software and maintenance contracts, its own and third-party professional and managed services, and its software. The financing segment operations primarily consist of the financing of information technology equipment, software and related services. Both segments sell to commercial entities, state and local governments, government contractors and educational institutions. The Company is a provider of IT solutions, which enable organizations to optimize their IT environment and supply chain processes. It delivers and integrates IT products and software from various vendors, and provides private, hybrid, and public cloud solutions.

Mavenir Systems Company Profile

Mavenir Systems, Inc. (Mavenir) is a provider of software-based telecommunications networking solutions. The Company’s solutions enable mobile service providers to deliver Internet protocol (IP)-based voice, video, communications and messaging services to subscribers across the world. The Company’s product categories include Voice and Video, and Enhanced Messaging. The Voice and Video product category includes Telephony Application Server (TAS), Voice over long term evolution (LTE) Interworking Function (VoLTE IWF), Media Resource Function (MRF), Mobility Application Server (MAS), Call Session Control Function (CSCF), Equipment Identity Register (EIR), Unified Access Gateway (UAG), Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC). The Enhanced Messaging product category includes Rich Messaging Server (RMS), Messaging Routers and Gateways, Presence and Resource List Service (PRS) and XML Document Management System (XDMS).

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