Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ: SMSI) and MongoDB (NASDAQ:MDB) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Smith Micro Software and MongoDB’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Smith Micro Software $28.24 million 1.01 -$14.51 million ($0.76) -2.63
MongoDB N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

MongoDB has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Smith Micro Software.

Profitability

This table compares Smith Micro Software and MongoDB’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Smith Micro Software -39.83% -265.05% -37.51%
MongoDB N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Smith Micro Software and MongoDB, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Smith Micro Software 0 0 0 0 N/A
MongoDB 0 4 4 0 2.50

MongoDB has a consensus price target of $33.83, suggesting a potential upside of 13.08%. Given MongoDB’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe MongoDB is more favorable than Smith Micro Software.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

13.9% of Smith Micro Software shares are held by institutional investors. 22.0% of Smith Micro Software shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

MongoDB beats Smith Micro Software on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Smith Micro Software Company Profile

Smith Micro Software, Inc. is a provider of software solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Wireless and Graphics. The Company offers multi-platform, modular solutions organized into three product families, including NetWise, CommSuite and QuickLink. For mobile network operators, NetWise helps reduce cellular congestion and optimize data traffic across third-generation (3G), fourth-generation (4G) and wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) networks. Graphics segment includes its consumer-based products, such as Poser, Anime Studio, Manga Studio, MotionArtist and StuffIt. The Graphics segment develops a range of software, including graphic design and animation, compression and personal computer (PC)/Mac utilities, for consumers, professional artists and educators. The Company also offers Family Safety platform for family locator and parental controls.

MongoDB Company Profile

MongoDB, Inc. offers MongoDB, a 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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