Presidio (NASDAQ: PSDO) and IGATE (NASDAQ:IGTE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Presidio and IGATE’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Presidio N/A N/A N/A
IGATE 11.84% 28.23% 10.83%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Presidio and IGATE’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Presidio $2.82 billion 0.50 $4.40 million N/A N/A
IGATE N/A N/A N/A $0.25 192.00

Presidio has higher revenue and earnings than IGATE.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.5% of Presidio shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of Presidio shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Presidio and IGATE, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Presidio 0 1 7 0 2.88
IGATE 0 0 0 0 N/A

Presidio currently has a consensus target price of $17.86, indicating a potential upside of 15.28%. Given Presidio’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Presidio is more favorable than IGATE.

Summary

Presidio beats IGATE on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Presidio Company Profile

Presidio, Inc. is a United States-based company, which is an information technology (IT) solutions provider. The Company’s services include strategy and consulting, solutions design and deployment, managed services, asset maintenance and support, financing services, global services and carrier connectivity. It offers various solutions under categories, including Digital Infrastructure, including Networking, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Internet of Things and Data Analytics; Cloud, including Data Center Modernization, Hybrid/Multi Cloud and Cloud Concierge; and Security, including Next Generation Risk Management, Infrastructure Security, Managed Security and Physical Security. The Company focuses on technologies, including Collaboration, Virtualization, Data Center, Mobility, Hybrid Cloud Computing, IT Convergence and Cyber Security. It focuses on industries, such as healthcare, education, media and entertainment, energy and utilities, and legal and professional services.

IGATE Company Profile

IGATE Corporation provides integrated technology and operations-based information technology solutions. The Company delivers a range of solutions and services across multiple domains and industries, including healthcare, life sciences, insurance, manufacturing, banking, financial services, business administrative services, data management services, product and engineering solutions, retail, consumer packaged goods, communications, energy, utility, media and entertainment.. It is an integrated technology and operations (ITOPS) company. The Company’s services include application development, application maintenance, business intelligence and analytics, cloud services, engineering design services, enterprise application solutions, enterprise mobility, infrastructure management services, product and engineering solutions embedded systems, product verification and validation, verification and validation and business process outsourcing (BPO).

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