Hydrophi Technologies Group (OTCMKTS:HPTG) and TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hydrophi Technologies Group and TechTarget’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hydrophi Technologies Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
TechTarget $108.56 million 3.48 $6.80 million $0.24 56.29

TechTarget has higher revenue and earnings than Hydrophi Technologies Group.

Volatility and Risk

Hydrophi Technologies Group has a beta of -7.77, indicating that its share price is 877% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TechTarget has a beta of 0.79, indicating that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.9% of TechTarget shares are held by institutional investors. 27.1% of TechTarget shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Hydrophi Technologies Group and TechTarget’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hydrophi Technologies Group N/A N/A N/A
TechTarget 11.42% 10.88% 7.96%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Hydrophi Technologies Group and TechTarget, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hydrophi Technologies Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
TechTarget 0 1 3 0 2.75

TechTarget has a consensus target price of $27.25, suggesting a potential upside of 101.70%. Given TechTarget’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe TechTarget is more favorable than Hydrophi Technologies Group.


TechTarget beats Hydrophi Technologies Group on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hydrophi Technologies Group

HydroPhi Technologies Group, Inc. develops water-based clean energy technologies for the transportation industry. The company offers HydroPlant, a technology system, which uses water-based clean energy system that is designed to provide fuel savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the internal combustion engine. It serves logistics, trucking, heavy equipment, marine, and agriculture markets. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

About TechTarget

TechTarget, Inc. provides specialized online content for buyers of enterprise information technology (IT) products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It also provides purchase-intent marketing and sales services for enterprise technology vendors; and customized marketing programs that integrate demand generation and brand marketing, as well as advertising techniques, which enable IT vendors to identify, reach, and influence corporate IT decision makers who are researching specific IT purchases. The company offers online services, including IT Deal Alert, core online, demand solutions, brand solutions, and custom content creation. It also operates an integrated content platform that consists of a network of approximately 140 Websites that focus on a specific IT sector, such as storage, security, networking, or business applications. In addition, the company enables registered members to conduct their pre-purchase research by accessing vendor supplied content through a network of Websites. TechTarget, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.

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