Critical Contrast: Splunk (SPLK) and MINDBODY (MB)
Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) and MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Splunk and MINDBODY, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Volatility & Risk
Splunk has a beta of 2.07, meaning that its stock price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MINDBODY has a beta of -0.31, meaning that its stock price is 131% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
90.2% of MINDBODY shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Splunk shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.2% of MINDBODY shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Splunk and MINDBODY’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Splunk||$949.96 million||11.98||-$355.18 million||($4.34)||-18.53|
|MINDBODY||$139.02 million||10.30||-$22.97 million||($0.38)||-80.66|
MINDBODY has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Splunk. MINDBODY is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Splunk, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Splunk and MINDBODY’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
MINDBODY beats Splunk on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Splunk Inc. (Splunk) is engaged in the development and marketing of software solutions. The Company’s offerings enable users to collect, index, search, explore, monitor and analyze data. Its offerings address diverse data sets that are referred to as big data and are specifically used for machine data. Machine data is produced by various software application and electronic devices in an organization and contains a definitive, time-stamped record of various activities, such as transactions, customer and user activities and security threats. Its products help users in various roles, including information technology (IT), security and business professionals, to analyze their machine data and achieve real-time visibility into and intelligence about their organization’s operations. In addition, the Company offers user behavioral analytics to help detect, respond to and mitigate advanced, hidden and insider threats. The Company offers Splunk Enterprise, which is a machine data platform.
MINDBODY, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based business management software for the wellness services industry and operates as a consumer marketplace with local business subscribers on its platform. The Company’s subscribers provide a range of wellness services to active consumers. Its integrated software and payments platform helps business owners in the wellness services industry run, market and build their businesses. It also helps consumers discover, evaluate, engage and transact with these businesses through the Web and mobile devices. The platform addresses various aspects of operating a wellness business, including client scheduling and online booking; retail point-of-sale; analytics and reporting; user experience; mobility; social integration; dynamic cloud-based architecture; open platform for third-party application development; integration with other cloud-based partners, and security and compliance.
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