Head to Head Contrast: Quandrant4 Systems Corp. (QFOR) & CIBER (CBR)
Quandrant4 Systems Corp. (OTCMKTS: QFOR) and CIBER (NYSE:CBR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.
Risk and Volatility
Quandrant4 Systems Corp. has a beta of -2.35, meaning that its stock price is 335% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CIBER has a beta of 1.41, meaning that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Quandrant4 Systems Corp. and CIBER’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Quandrant4 Systems Corp.||$54.82 million||0.01||$5.99 million||($0.01)||-0.49|
Quandrant4 Systems Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than CIBER. Quandrant4 Systems Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CIBER, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Quandrant4 Systems Corp. and CIBER, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Quandrant4 Systems Corp.||0||0||0||0||N/A|
CIBER has a consensus price target of $0.65, indicating a potential upside of 109.68%. Given CIBER’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CIBER is more favorable than Quandrant4 Systems Corp..
This table compares Quandrant4 Systems Corp. and CIBER’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Quandrant4 Systems Corp.||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
54.4% of CIBER shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.2% of CIBER shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Quandrant4 Systems Corp. beats CIBER on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Quandrant4 Systems Corp.
Quadrant 4 System Corporation (Quadrant 4) is engaged in providing cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) products to the health insurance, media and education verticals. The Company operates through two business segments: Services and Platforms (PaaS/SaaS). The Company’s core platforms include QHIX/QBIX, a cloud-based health insurance exchange and benefits management platform; QBLITZ, a cloud-based digital media platform, and QEDX, a cloud-based education platform for K-12 students each of which incorporates the Company’s Social Media, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) technologies. Its services include consulting, application life cycle management, enterprise applications and data management, mobility applications and business analytics. It offers solutions to the healthcare, media and education industries. QHIX helps its clients engage consumers differently using SMAC operating through a Cloud environment.
Ciber, Inc. (Ciber) is a global information technology (IT) services company. The Company operates in two segments: North America and International. Its Ciber International segment primarily consists of countries in Western Europe and the Nordic region. Its North America segment is organized into service offerings, which include Independent Software Vendor Relationships (ISV)/Channel Partner Platforms, Managed Services, Business Consulting, Application Development and Management (ADM)/Staffing, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). It provides project management, application and technical consulting, and database administration for both implementation projects and managed-services engagements. It also provides a solution, Ciber Compliance Suite, which helps SAP customers monitor the usage of their SAP systems. Its business consulting offering helps clients manage their business by offering expertise in IT strategy, enterprise architecture and vertical business processes.
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