Micro Focus International (MFGP) vs. Hopto (HPTO) Head to Head Review

Micro Focus International (NYSE:MFGP) and Hopto (OTCMKTS:HPTO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Volatility & Risk

Micro Focus International has a beta of 2.01, meaning that its share price is 101% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hopto has a beta of 2.17, meaning that its share price is 117% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

17.6% of Micro Focus International shares are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Hopto shares are held by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares Micro Focus International and Hopto’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Micro Focus International N/A N/A N/A
Hopto -1.21% -25.83% -12.23%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Micro Focus International and Hopto’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Micro Focus International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hopto $3.15 million 1.12 -$30,000.00 N/A N/A

Micro Focus International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Hopto.

Dividends

Micro Focus International pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Hopto does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Micro Focus International and Hopto, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Micro Focus International 2 2 1 0 1.80
Hopto 0 0 0 0 N/A

Micro Focus International presently has a consensus price target of $25.37, suggesting a potential upside of 2.42%. Given Micro Focus International’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Micro Focus International is more favorable than Hopto.

Summary

Micro Focus International beats Hopto on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Micro Focus International

Micro Focus International plc, an infrastructure software company, develops, sells, and supports software products and solutions to small and medium size enterprises. The company offers infrastructure software products that are managed on an investment portfolio. Its product portfolio includes application modernization and connectivity, application delivery management, and IT operations management, as well as security, information management, and Governance. Micro Focus International plc was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Newbury, the United Kingdom.

About Hopto

hopTo Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and sells application publishing software in the United States, Brazil, and internationally. Its application publishing software includes application virtualization software and cloud computing software for computer operating systems, including Windows, UNIX, and various Linux-based variants. The company offers its solutions under the GO-Global brand name. GO-Global is an application access solution that provides cross-platform remote access and Web-enabled access to existing software applications, as well as the deployment of secure and private cloud environments for use and/or resale by independent software vendors, corporate enterprises, governmental and educational institutions, and others. Its GO-Global software products include GO-Global for Windows that allows access to Windows-based applications from remote locations, and Internet and dial-up connections; GO-Global for UNIX, which allows access to UNIX and Linux-based applications from remote locations, and Internet connections; and GO-Global Client that allows remote application access from various local, remote, and mobile platforms. The company serves small to medium-sized companies, departments within large corporations, governmental and educational institutions, independent software vendors, and value-added resellers. hopTo Inc. has strategic relationships with KitASP, Elosoft Informatica Ltda, Alcatel-Lucent, GE Intelligent Platforms, GAD eG, and Information Delivery Systems, LLC. The company was formerly known as GraphOn Corporation and changed its name to hopTo Inc. in September 2013. hopTo Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Concord, New Hampshire.

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