Computer Task Group, (NASDAQ: CTG) and Ringcentral (NYSE:RNG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

46.0% of Computer Task Group, shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.2% of Ringcentral shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of Computer Task Group, shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.5% of Ringcentral shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Computer Task Group, and Ringcentral’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Computer Task Group, $308.08 million 0.27 $5.83 million ($0.88) -6.09
Ringcentral $432.57 million 7.40 -$12.96 million ($0.39) -107.05

Computer Task Group, has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Ringcentral. Ringcentral is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Computer Task Group,, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Computer Task Group, and Ringcentral, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Computer Task Group, 0 0 1 0 3.00
Ringcentral 0 3 10 0 2.77

Computer Task Group, currently has a consensus target price of $8.50, suggesting a potential upside of 58.58%. Ringcentral has a consensus target price of $39.17, suggesting a potential downside of 6.19%. Given Computer Task Group,’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Computer Task Group, is more favorable than Ringcentral.

Risk and Volatility

Computer Task Group, has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ringcentral has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Computer Task Group, and Ringcentral’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Computer Task Group, -4.50% 4.27% 2.67%
Ringcentral -6.77% -19.59% -10.51%

Summary

Computer Task Group, beats Ringcentral on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Computer Task Group, Company Profile

Computer Task Group, Incorporated (CTG) is an information technology (IT) solutions and staffing services company. The Company primarily operates in the segment of providing IT services to its clients. The Company has operations in North America and Europe. The Company is engaged in providing IT services, including IT Solutions, and IT and other Staffing. CTG provides these primary services to all of the markets that it serves. The services provided encompass the IT business solution life cycle, including phases for planning, developing, implementing, managing, and maintaining the IT solution. It provides administrative or warehouse employees to clients to supplement the IT resources. The Company promotes a portion of its services through five vertical market focus areas: technology service providers, manufacturing, healthcare (which includes services provided to healthcare providers, health insurers, and life sciences companies), financial services, and diversified industrials.

Ringcentral Company Profile

RingCentral, Inc. is a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for businesses to support modern communications. The Company’s cloud-based business communications solutions provide a single user identity across multiple locations and devices, including smartphones, tablets, personal computers (PCs) and desk phones, and allow for communication across multiple channels, including high definition (HD) voice, video, short messaging service (SMS), messaging and collaboration, conferencing, online meetings, and fax. The Company’s products include RingCentral Office, RingCentral Professional, RingCentral Fax, RingCentral Contact Center and RingCentral Glip. RingCentral Office is a multi-user, enterprise-grade communications solution. RingCentral Professional is an inbound call routing subscription with additional text and fax capabilities targeting smaller deployments, and RingCentral Fax is an Internet fax subscription that permits sending and receiving faxes over the Internet.

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