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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

18.3% of GDS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.2% of Mongodb shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for GDS and Mongodb, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GDS 1 0 1 0 2.00
Mongodb 0 4 5 0 2.56

GDS presently has a consensus price target of $24.55, indicating a potential downside of 12.57%. Mongodb has a consensus price target of $33.50, indicating a potential upside of 11.82%. Given Mongodb’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mongodb is more favorable than GDS.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GDS $152.09 million 17.98 -$41.60 million ($0.59) -47.59
Mongodb $101.35 million 14.95 -$86.68 million N/A N/A

GDS has higher revenue and earnings than Mongodb.


This table compares GDS and Mongodb’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GDS -19.71% -9.54% -3.04%
Mongodb N/A N/A N/A


Mongodb beats GDS on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

GDS Company Profile

GDS Holdings Ltd is a developer and operator of data centers in China. The Company is engaged in design, build-out and operation of data centers. It operates as a carrier and cloud neutral, which enables its customers to connect to all the People’s Republic of China telecommunications carriers, and to access a number of the People’s Republic of China cloud service providers, whom it hosts in its facilities. The Company’s base of approximately 370 customers consists of Internet companies, financial institutions, telecommunications and information technology (IT) service providers, and domestic private sector and multinational corporations. It serves a community of approximately 160 People’s Republic of China and foreign financial institutions across the banking, insurance, asset management, brokerage, digital payment and financial information verticals. The Company operates its data centers in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Chengdu.

Mongodb Company Profile

MongoDB, Inc. is a modern, general purpose database platform. Its platform is designed to run applications at scale across a broad range of use cases in the cloud, on-premise or in a hybrid environment. Its primary subscription package is MongoDB Enterprise Advanced, which includes its proprietary database server, security, enterprise management capabilities, its graphical user interface, analytics integrations and technical support. It also offers MongoDB Atlas, its cloud hosted database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering that includes infrastructure and management of its community server offering. The Company’s The MongoDB enterprise database server, called Enterprise Server, is its proprietary database. The Company’s other products include Community Server, a free-to-download version of its database and MongoDB Stitch, a backend-as-a-service. The Company also provides professional services to its customers, including consulting and training.

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