MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) versus Fiserv (FISV) Head-To-Head Comparison

MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) and Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.8% of Fiserv shares are held by institutional investors. 6.0% of MINDBODY shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of Fiserv shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

MINDBODY has a beta of -0.35, meaning that its share price is 135% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fiserv has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for MINDBODY and Fiserv, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MINDBODY 0 11 2 0 2.15
Fiserv 1 7 12 0 2.55

MINDBODY currently has a consensus target price of $36.29, indicating a potential downside of 0.46%. Fiserv has a consensus target price of $87.49, indicating a potential upside of 2.85%. Given Fiserv’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Fiserv is more favorable than MINDBODY.

Profitability

This table compares MINDBODY and Fiserv’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MINDBODY -16.91% -9.15% -5.64%
Fiserv 20.39% 47.56% 12.09%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MINDBODY and Fiserv’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MINDBODY $182.63 million 9.57 -$14.79 million ($0.30) -121.53
Fiserv $5.82 billion 5.73 $1.19 billion $3.10 27.44

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

Summary

Fiserv beats MINDBODY on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

MINDBODY Company Profile

MINDBODY, Inc. operates a cloud-based business management software and payments platform for the small and medium-sized businesses in the wellness services industry. Its platform enables businesses to run, market, and build scheduling and online booking, performance tracking, staff management, client relationship management, integrated payment processing, retail point-of-sale, purchase tracking, inventory, hardware integration, analytics and reporting, branded Web, mobility, social integration, client acquisition dashboard, security and compliance, and integration with other cloud-based partners for yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling, group and personal training, boutique fitness, salons, spas, and integrative health businesses. The company offers its software platform to its subscribers as a subscription-based service. It also connects consumers with businesses through its MINDBODY app, a consumer-facing mobile application that allows consumers to discover, evaluate, book, and pay for wellness services; MINDBODY Network, a fee-based platform that connects its customers with local consumers through the MINDBODY app and third-party partner applications, or Websites; and MINDBODY API Platform and Partner Ecosystem, a platform focuses in areas, such as marketing automation, accounting, loyalty, mobile, and social interactions. The company sells its subscriptions through a direct sales team primarily in San Luis Obispo, California; the United Kingdom; and Australia. MINDBODY, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in San Luis Obispo, California.

Fiserv Company Profile

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology worldwide. The company's Payments and Industry Products segment provides electronic bill payment and presentment services; Internet and mobile banking software and services; account-to-account transfers; person-to-person payment services; debit and credit card processing and services; payments infrastructure services; and other electronic payments software and services. This segment also offers card and print personalization services; investment account processing services for separately managed accounts; and fraud and risk management products and services. Its Financial Institution Services segment provides account processing, item processing and source capture, loan origination and servicing products, cash management and consulting services, and other products and services that support various types of financial transactions. This segment also provides ACH and treasury management, case management and resolution, and source capture optimization services to the financial services industry. The company also provides bank payment and liquidity management solutions, as well as Internet based mortgage software and mortgage lending technology solutions. It serves banks, credit unions, investment management firms, leasing and finance companies, billers, retailers, and merchants. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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