Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Envivio (NASDAQ:ENVI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cisco Systems and Envivio’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cisco Systems $48.01 billion 3.28 $14.97 billion $1.91 16.51
Envivio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cisco Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Envivio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Cisco Systems and Envivio, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cisco Systems 0 11 19 0 2.63
Envivio 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cisco Systems presently has a consensus target price of $35.56, indicating a potential upside of 12.74%. Given Cisco Systems’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Cisco Systems is more favorable than Envivio.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

74.7% of Cisco Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Cisco Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Cisco Systems and Envivio’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cisco Systems 20.02% 16.91% 8.61%
Envivio -5.31% -7.98% -4.76%

Dividends

Cisco Systems pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Envivio does not pay a dividend. Cisco Systems pays out 60.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Cisco Systems beats Envivio on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cisco Systems Company Profile

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs and sells a range of products, provides services and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world. The Company operates through three geographic segments: Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific, Japan and China (APJC). The Company groups its products and technologies into various categories, such as Switching; Next-Generation Network (NGN) Routing; Collaboration; Data Center; Wireless; Service Provider Video; Security, and Other Products. In addition to its product offerings, the Company provides a range of service offerings, including technical support services and advanced services. The Company delivers its technology and services to its customers as solutions for their priorities, including cloud, video, mobility, security, collaboration and analytics. The Company serves customers, including businesses of all sizes, public institutions, governments and service providers.

Envivio Company Profile

Envivio, Inc. is a provider of software-based Internet protocol (IP) video processing and distribution solutions that enable the delivery of video to consumers. The Company’s solutions enable service providers and content providers to offer video across a range of video formats, networks, consumer devices and operating systems. The Company enables service providers and content providers to deliver linear broadcast and on-demand video services to their customers via various screens, such as televisions, tablets, smartphones, laptops, personal computers (PCs) and gaming devices. The Company’s product line includes Muse, Halo, Envivio appliances and Guru. Its software-based solution delivers a converged multi-screen service for traditional Pay-television, and across mobile, broadband and managed networks. The Company’s solution enables the transport of video through different networks, such as broadband and mobile networks, or traditional cable and satellite broadcast networks.

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