Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX) and Keynote (NASDAQ:KEYN) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Dividends

Equinix pays an annual dividend of $8.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Keynote does not pay a dividend. Equinix pays out 293.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.4% of Equinix shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Equinix shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Equinix and Keynote’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Equinix N/A N/A N/A $2.73 164.41
Keynote N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Equinix and Keynote, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Equinix 0 4 14 0 2.78
Keynote 0 0 0 0 N/A

Equinix currently has a consensus target price of $470.28, indicating a potential upside of 4.78%. Given Equinix’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Equinix is more favorable than Keynote.

Profitability

This table compares Equinix and Keynote’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Equinix 5.18% 5.51% 2.01%
Keynote N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Equinix beats Keynote on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (Equinix) connects businesses with partners and customers worldwide through a global platform of data centers. The Company connects approximately 4000 customers, across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific. Platform Equinix combines international business exchange (IBX) data centers, a global footprint and ecosystems. The Company offers each customer a choice of business partners and solutions based on their colocation, interconnection and managed IT service needs. Equinix offers customers direct interconnection to an aggregation of bandwidth providers, including the Internet Service Providers (ISPs), broadband access networks (DSL/cable) and international carriers. Its customers include carriers and other bandwidth providers, cloud and information technology (IT) services providers, content providers, financial companies and global enterprises. In July 2014, it acquired ALOG Data Centers of Brazil S.A.

About Keynote

Keynote Systems, Inc. is a United States-based company, which is engaged in cloud-based testing, monitoring and analytics for mobile and Web. Keynote Perspective is engaged in on-demand performance monitoring for enterprise Web and mobile sites, including online portals, e-commerce and business-to-business (B2B) sites. Keynote DeviceAnywhere is a cloud-based software platform for automated QA testing and monitoring of mobile apps and Websites on real smartphones and tablets. Keynote SIGOS offers automated end-to-end active testing of telecommunications networks and services. The Keynote SIGOS SITE and Global Roamer products are used by network operators, content providers, carriers and regulators. Meucci Solutions offers mobile fraud detection services and end-to-end quality of service (QoS) monitoring.

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