Sify Technologies (NYSE: SNAP) and Snap (NYSE:SNAP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Dividends

Sify Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Snap does not pay a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Sify Technologies has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its stock price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Snap has a beta of -2.73, indicating that its stock price is 373% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sify Technologies and Snap’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sify Technologies $318.04 million 0.22 $14.19 million N/A N/A
Snap $824.95 million 18.01 -$3.45 billion ($2.08) -5.59

Sify Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Snap.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

6.6% of Sify Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.0% of Snap shares are held by institutional investors. 77.0% of Sify Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Sify Technologies and Snap’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sify Technologies N/A N/A N/A
Snap -155.31% -49.79% -43.88%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Sify Technologies and Snap, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sify Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Snap 10 18 7 0 1.91

Sify Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $3.00, indicating a potential upside of 70.45%. Snap has a consensus target price of $14.60, indicating a potential upside of 25.57%. Given Sify Technologies’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Sify Technologies is more favorable than Snap.

Summary

Sify Technologies beats Snap on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sify Technologies Company Profile

Sify Technologies Limited provides integrated ICT solutions and services in India and internationally. The company operates in five segments: Telecom Services, Data Center Services, Cloud and Managed Services, Technology Integration Services, and Applications Integration Services. The Telecom Services segment offers Internet protocol based virtual private network services, including intranets, extranets, and remote access applications; and last mile connectivity services. The Data Center Services segment provides co-location, regular backup, server load balancing, and remote backup solutions; messaging, shared hosting, network, and security services; storage and virtualization services; and managed voice services to resident enterprises. The Cloud and Managed Services segment offers on-demand hosting services; and remote and onsite infrastructure management services that manages and supports customer operating systems, applications, and database layers, as well as utility-based on-demand storage service that manages the lifecycle of enterprise information. The Technology Integration Services segment provides data center build, network integration, information security, end user computing, and collaborative tools and solutions. The Applications Integration Services segment offers a range of Web-applications; and operates online portals, including sify.com and samachar.com, which acts as principal entry points and gateway for accessing the Internet, as well as related content sites. Sify Technologies Limited also provides Website design, development, content management, online assessment tools, and search engine optimization services; messaging and collaboration services and solutions; online testing engine and network management services; and online exam engine solutions. The company was formerly known as Sify Limited and changed its name to Sify Technologies Limited in October 2007. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Chennai, India.

Snap Company Profile

Snap Inc. operates as a camera company in the United States and internationally. The company offers Snapchat, a camera application that helps people to communicate through short videos and images. It also provides Camera, a tool to personalize and add context to Snaps; Friends Page that allows to creating and watching stories, chatting with groups, making voice and video calls, and communicating through a range of contextual stickers and Bitmojis; and Discover that helps to surface the most interesting stories from publishers, creators, and the community, based on a user's subscriptions and interests. In addition, the company offers Snap Map, which enables individuals to pinch on the camera screen for bringing a live map of their location, as well as showing nearby friends, popular stories, and a heatmap of recent Snaps posted to their story; Memories that allows users to choose to save the Snaps they create in a searchable personal collection, and users to create Snaps and stories from their saved Snaps and camera roll; and Spectacles, a hardware product that connects with Snapchat and capture video from a human perspective. The company was formerly known as Snapchat, Inc. and changed its name to Snap Inc. in September 2016. Snap Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Venice, California.

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