InterXion Holding N.V. (NYSE: INXN) and Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares InterXion Holding N.V. and Jack Henry & Associates’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
InterXion Holding N.V. 9.25% 6.85% 2.50%
Jack Henry & Associates 17.17% 24.65% 13.95%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.8% of InterXion Holding N.V. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.5% of Jack Henry & Associates shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Jack Henry & Associates shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for InterXion Holding N.V. and Jack Henry & Associates, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
InterXion Holding N.V. 0 1 8 0 2.89
Jack Henry & Associates 0 3 0 0 2.00

InterXion Holding N.V. presently has a consensus price target of $52.14, suggesting a potential upside of 4.98%. Jack Henry & Associates has a consensus price target of $97.00, suggesting a potential downside of 1.46%. Given InterXion Holding N.V.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe InterXion Holding N.V. is more favorable than Jack Henry & Associates.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares InterXion Holding N.V. and Jack Henry & Associates’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
InterXion Holding N.V. $529.87 million 6.66 $228.37 million $0.62 80.11
Jack Henry & Associates $1.43 billion 5.35 $503.68 million $3.14 31.35

Jack Henry & Associates has higher revenue and earnings than InterXion Holding N.V.. Jack Henry & Associates is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than InterXion Holding N.V., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Jack Henry & Associates pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. InterXion Holding N.V. does not pay a dividend. Jack Henry & Associates pays out 39.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Jack Henry & Associates has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

InterXion Holding N.V. has a beta of 0.63, indicating that its share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jack Henry & Associates has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Jack Henry & Associates beats InterXion Holding N.V. on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About InterXion Holding N.V.

InterXion Holding N.V. is a provider of carrier and cloud neutral colocation data center services in Europe. The Company operates through two segments: France, Germany, The Netherlands and UK, and rest of Europe, which consists of its operations in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The Company’s offering of carrier and cloud neutral colocation services include space, power, cooling and an environment in which to house its customers’ computing, network, storage and information technology infrastructure. It supports approximately 1,600 customers through over 40 data centers in over 10 countries, enabling them to protect, connect, process and distribute information. The Company supplements its colocation offering with a range of other services, including network monitoring, remote monitoring of customer equipment, systems management, engineering support services, cross connects, data backup and storage. The Company operates in various metropolitan areas.

About Jack Henry & Associates

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. is a provider of information processing solutions for community banks. The Company offers a range of products and services, including processing transactions, automating business processes, and managing information financial institutions and diverse corporate entities. It operates in two segments: bank systems and services (Bank) and credit union systems and services (Credit Union). It provides its products and services through approximately three business brands, which include Jack Henry Banking, Symitar and ProfitStars. The Core software system consists of the integrated applications required to process deposit, loan, and general ledger transactions, and to maintain centralized customer/member information. Jack Henry Banking markets over three software systems to banks and Symitar markets over two software systems to credit unions. Its subsidiaries include Jack Henry Services, Inc., Symitar Systems, Inc. and Bayside Business Solutions, Inc.

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