Box (NYSE: BOX) and YuMe (NYSE:YUME) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Box and YuMe’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Box $425.67 million 5.89 -$116.54 million ($1.18) -16.15
YuMe $159.78 million 1.12 $10.08 million $0.10 51.61

YuMe has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Box. Box is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than YuMe, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Box has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, YuMe has a beta of 0.62, indicating that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

57.8% of Box shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.5% of YuMe shares are held by institutional investors. 22.3% of Box shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 29.3% of YuMe shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

YuMe pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Box does not pay a dividend. YuMe pays out 30.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Box and YuMe’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Box -34.11% -207.36% -33.07%
YuMe 2.46% 4.36% 2.88%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Box and YuMe, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Box 0 4 12 0 2.75
YuMe 1 1 0 0 1.50

Box currently has a consensus target price of $23.00, suggesting a potential upside of 20.67%. YuMe has a consensus target price of $3.00, suggesting a potential downside of 41.86%. Given Box’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Box is more favorable than YuMe.

Summary

Box beats YuMe on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Box Company Profile

Box, Inc. provides an enterprise content management platform that enables organizations of all sizes to manage enterprise content while allowing access and sharing of this content from anywhere, on any device. With the Company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud-based platform, users can collaborate on content both internally and with external parties, automate content-driven business processes, develop custom applications, and implement data protection, security and compliance features to comply with internal policies and industry regulations. Its platform enables people to view, share and collaborate on content, across various file formats and media types. The software integrates with enterprise business applications, and is compatible with various application environments, operating systems and devices, ensuring that workers have access to their business content. It offers individuals a free basic version of the Box platform that allows them to experience its solution.

YuMe Company Profile

YuMe, Inc. (YuMe) is an independent provider of multi-screen video advertising technology, connecting brand advertisers, digital media property owners and consumers of video content across a range of Internet-connected devices. The Company operating segments include Domestic and International. The Company offers advertising customers end-to-end marketing solutions by combining data-driven technologies with deep insight into audience behavior. The Company also offers demand-side platform (DSP), called YuMe for Advertisers, to find relevant audiences and deliver targeted advertising, and a supply-side platform (SSP), called YuMe for Publishers (YFP 5.0), which helps aggregate audiences, define audience characteristics and offer monetization opportunities for digital media property owners. Its technologies serve the specific needs of brand advertisers and enable them to find and target brand-receptive audiences across a range of Internet connected devices and digital media properties.

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