Xura (NASDAQ: MESG) and Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ:HMNY) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Xura and Helios and Matheson Analytics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xura 0 0 0 0 N/A
Helios and Matheson Analytics 0 0 2 0 3.00

Helios and Matheson Analytics has a consensus price target of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 299.00%.


This table compares Xura and Helios and Matheson Analytics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xura -37.80% -54.10% -12.53%
Helios and Matheson Analytics -1,272.83% -2,850.78% -411.49%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

8.3% of Helios and Matheson Analytics shares are held by institutional investors. 29.0% of Helios and Matheson Analytics 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 Xura and Helios and Matheson Analytics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Xura N/A N/A N/A ($1.55) N/A
Helios and Matheson Analytics $6.76 million 14.23 -$7.38 million ($9.43) -0.43

Xura has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Helios and Matheson Analytics. Helios and Matheson Analytics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Xura, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Helios and Matheson Analytics beats Xura on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Xura

Xura, Inc. (Xura) is a United States-based provider of digital communications services. The Company offers a portfolio of digital services solutions that enable global communications across a range of mobile devices and platforms. Its digital communications services include Xura Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Xura Rich Communications Suite (RCS), Xura Signaling Fraud Management, Xura Telco-Web Gateways, Xura Communications Suite and Xura Message Controller. Its monetization services include low credit services and value added services. The Company helps communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises to navigate and monetize the digital ecosystem through its cloud-based offerings. It also offers Rich Web and Mobile Application Development Framework. The Company helps operators around the world to secure their networks and protect their customers. The Company offers its solutions to people through service providers and enterprises in approximately 140 countries.

About Helios and Matheson Analytics

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. is an information technology services company. The Company offers its clients a suite of services of predictive analytics with technology. The Company provides offerings in the areas of application value management, application development, integration, independent validation, infrastructure and information management, and analytics services. The Company offers an integrated service of Big Data technology, analytics, domain knowledge in the areas of financial services and healthcare, including data visualization. The Company’s clients operate in a range of industries with a concentration in the banking, financial services, insurance and healthcare industries.

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