Qlik Technologies (NASDAQ: QLIK) and MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Qlik Technologies and MINDBODY, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qlik Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00
MINDBODY 0 2 6 0 2.75

Qlik Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $1.50, indicating a potential downside of 95.08%. MINDBODY has a consensus target price of $29.33, indicating a potential upside of 29.22%. Given MINDBODY’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MINDBODY is more favorable than Qlik Technologies.

Profitability

This table compares Qlik Technologies and MINDBODY’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qlik Technologies -3.72% -7.44% -4.12%
MINDBODY -11.34% -12.49% -9.51%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.0% of MINDBODY shares are held by institutional investors. 8.2% of MINDBODY shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Qlik Technologies and MINDBODY’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qlik Technologies N/A N/A N/A ($0.29) -105.17
MINDBODY $159.77 million 6.01 -$8.80 million ($0.45) -50.44

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

Risk & Volatility

Qlik Technologies has a beta of 1.79, meaning that its stock price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MINDBODY has a beta of -0.48, meaning that its stock price is 148% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Qlik Technologies beats MINDBODY on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Qlik Technologies

Zoona is a Zambia-based financial technology company. The Company provides the technology and business support to over 1,000 entrepreneurs across Africa, enabling them to start their own business. The Company offers Kiva, which is a crowd-lending platform. The Company’s mobile money platform enables over 1,000 entrepreneurs to become Zoona Agents. The Company uses its technology to provide financial services to serve various financial communities across Africa.

About MINDBODY

MINDBODY, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based business management software for the wellness services industry and operates as a consumer marketplace with local business subscribers on its platform. The Company’s subscribers provide a range of wellness services to active consumers. Its integrated software and payments platform helps business owners in the wellness services industry run, market and build their businesses. It also helps consumers discover, evaluate, engage and transact with these businesses through the Web and mobile devices. The platform addresses various aspects of operating a wellness business, including client scheduling and online booking; retail point-of-sale; analytics and reporting; user experience; mobility; social integration; dynamic cloud-based architecture; open platform for third-party application development; integration with other cloud-based partners, and security and compliance.

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