Inventergy Global (NASDAQ: INVT) and Windstream Holdings (NYSE:WIN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.1% of Inventergy Global shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.6% of Inventergy Global 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 summary of recent recommendations for Inventergy Global and Windstream Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Inventergy Global 0 0 0 0 N/A
Windstream Holdings 2 6 2 0 2.00

Windstream Holdings has a consensus price target of $4.52, indicating a potential upside of 119.26%. Given Windstream Holdings’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Windstream Holdings is more favorable than Inventergy Global.

Profitability

This table compares Inventergy Global and Windstream Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Inventergy Global 3,442.74% 838.16% 522.71%
Windstream Holdings N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Inventergy Global and Windstream Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Inventergy Global $1.46 million 0.98 -$3.41 million N/A N/A
Windstream Holdings $5.51 billion 0.07 $1.80 billion N/A N/A

Windstream Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Inventergy Global.

Summary

Inventergy Global beats Windstream Holdings on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Inventergy Global

Inventergy Global, Inc. is an intellectual property (IP) investment and licensing company. The Company offers clients a professional corporate licensing model for IP value creation. The Company’s Technical Lead and associated group works to understand the science and/or technology behind the patents of a particular portfolio, under the review of the Legal Lead and in support of the Business team. This group coordinates the work of third party technology consultants, including technical external resources, such as technical experts, reverse engineering consultancies and other providers, to deliver inputs to the Legal and Business teams. The Legal Lead and Team manage the existing patent asset portfolio from a global perspective and also manage further prosecution of continuing patent cases. The Legal Lead also is responsible for the legal structure and legal documents of any license or negotiated settlement with prospective licensees.

About Windstream Holdings

Windstream Holdings, Inc. provides network communications and technology solutions in the United States. Its ILEC Consumer and Small Business segment offers consumer services, including high-speed Internet access; Internet security services; online backup services; basic local telephone services and long-distance services, as well as call waiting, caller identification, call forwarding, and other services; and video services, as well as owns and operates cable television franchises, and sells and leases equipment to support its consumer high-speed Internet and voice services. It also provides services for small business comprising high-speed Internet access, online backup solution, remote tech help services, Web and audio conferencing services, managed Web design services, Web and e-mail hosting services, and fax-to-e-mail services, as well as voice services. This segment serves approximately 1.5 million residential and small business customers. The company’s Wholesale segment provides products and services to other communications services providers, such as special access services, which provide network access and transport services to end users; and fiber-to-tower connections to support backhaul services to wireless carriers. It also offers voice and data carrier services to other communications providers, as well as to larger-scale purchasers of network capacity. Its Enterprise segment provides integrated voice and data services, which deliver voice and broadband services over a single Internet connection; multi-site networking services; and other data services, including cloud computing and collocation, and managed services. The company’s CLEC Consumer and Small Business segment offers integrated voice and data services, advanced data, and traditional voice and long-distance services, as well as online backup, remote IT, managed Web design, Web hosting, and e-mail services. Windstream Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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