Tangoe (NASDAQ: TNGO) and IDI (NASDAQ:COGT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Tangoe and IDI’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tangoe N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
IDI $210.16 million 1.26 -$14.55 million ($0.89) -5.39

Tangoe has higher revenue, but lower earnings than IDI.

Volatility and Risk

Tangoe has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IDI has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Tangoe and IDI, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tangoe 0 1 0 0 2.00
IDI 0 0 3 0 3.00

Tangoe presently has a consensus target price of $6.50, indicating a potential upside of 2.36%. IDI has a consensus target price of $9.17, indicating a potential upside of 90.97%. Given IDI’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe IDI is more favorable than Tangoe.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.2% of Tangoe shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.8% of IDI shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.0% of Tangoe shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 53.3% of IDI shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Tangoe and IDI’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tangoe -7.96% -9.86% -7.97%
IDI -22.97% -13.76% -9.73%

Tangoe Company Profile

Tangoe, Inc. is a provider of information technology (IT) and Telecom Expense Management (TEM) software and related services. The Company offers its services to a range of global enterprises and service providers. Its products and solutions include mobility, telecom, cloud, IT expense, strategic consulting and mobility as a service (MaaS). Its mobility solution includes expense management; procurement, logistics and activation; usage management; enterprise mobility; mobile support, and financial management. Its IT expense solution includes expense management, inventory and asset management, usage management and financial management. Its enterprise mobility and IT consulting services include strategic sourcing; strategy assessment, planning, and policy development, and implementation and transition support. The Company offers contract sourcing, strategy and policy consulting, service maturity assessment, global services benchmarking and lifecycle advisory, among others.

IDI Company Profile

IDI, Inc., formerly Tiger Media, Inc., is a data and analytics company providing information and marketing solutions to businesses in a range of industries. The Company operates through two segments: Information Services and Performance Marketing. The Company serves the risk management and the consumer marketing industries through its consolidated subsidiaries, Interactive Data, LLC and Fluent, LLC, respectively. Interactive Data, LLC provides information solutions to a set of industries, including insurance, healthcare, corporate risk, law enforcement, government, collections, retail and legal. Fluent provides people-based, digital marketing solutions to consumer brands and direct marketers utilizing Fluent’s audience data and technology. The products within Information Services segment include idiCORE, idiBASIC, idiVERIFIED, Batch Processing, Hosted Customer Acquisition and Audience Now. Products within the Performance Marketing segment include LiveConnect and Display Advertising.

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