KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) and SofTech (OTCMKTS:SOFT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.
Risk and Volatility
KEYW has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SofTech has a beta of 2.31, indicating that its stock price is 131% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for KEYW and SofTech, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
KEYW currently has a consensus price target of $10.06, indicating a potential downside of 10.87%. Given KEYW’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe KEYW is more favorable than SofTech.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares KEYW and SofTech’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|KEYW||$506.84 million||1.12||-$22.28 million||($0.18)||-62.72|
SofTech has lower revenue, but higher earnings than KEYW.
This table compares KEYW and SofTech’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
SofTech beats KEYW on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
KEYW Company Profile
The KeyW Holding Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides engineering and technology solutions to support the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information across the spectrum of the intelligence, cyber, and counterterrorism communities in the United States. The company's solutions are designed to meet the critical needs of agile intelligence and U.S. Government national security priorities comprising cyber operations and training; geospatial intelligence; cloud and data analytics; engineering; and intelligence analysis and operations. Its products include electro-optical, hyperspectral, and synthetic aperture radar sensors and other products. The company provides its products and services to the U.S. federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; foreign governments; and other entities in the cyber and counterterrorism markets. The KeyW Holding Corporation was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Hanover, Maryland.
SofTech Company Profile
SofTech, Inc. develops, markets, distributes, and supports computer aided design (CAD), and product data management and collaboration computer solutions for the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company offers ProductCenter, a collaborative PLM solution, which manages the engineering data and electronic files of discrete parts designed in various used third party proprietary design technologies; delivers a combination of document management, design integration, configuration control, change management, bill of materials management, and integration capability with other enterprise-wide systems; enables secure management of product information; and allows engineers and the design chain to manage, share, modify, and track product data and documents in the product development lifecycle. Its ProductCenter technology also allows employees, customers, suppliers, and other team members to securely exchange product information while maintaining a centralized database of critical product data; and enables integration with other business applications, such as enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, and customer relationship management for data exchange across the product lifecycle. In addition, the company offers Connector platform, a technology that allows for a direct interface between Aras Corporation's Innovator solution and CAD products. SofTech, Inc. markets and distributes its products and services primarily through a direct sales force and its service organization, as well as through resellers. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts.
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