Reviewing Brightcove (NASDAQ:BCOV) & Evertec (EVTC)

Brightcove (NASDAQ:BCOV) and Evertec (NYSE:EVTC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Brightcove and Evertec, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brightcove 0 0 5 0 3.00
Evertec 0 3 2 0 2.40

Brightcove presently has a consensus target price of $13.00, suggesting a potential upside of 34.99%. Evertec has a consensus target price of $28.75, suggesting a potential downside of 5.21%. Given Brightcove’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Brightcove is more favorable than Evertec.

Dividends

Evertec pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Brightcove does not pay a dividend. Evertec pays out 11.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Brightcove and Evertec’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brightcove -8.51% -13.67% -7.26%
Evertec 19.01% 64.03% 14.06%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.5% of Brightcove shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.2% of Evertec shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Brightcove shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Evertec shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Brightcove has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Evertec has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Brightcove and Evertec’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brightcove $164.83 million 2.21 -$14.03 million ($0.27) -35.67
Evertec $453.87 million 4.83 $86.27 million $1.70 17.84

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

Summary

Evertec beats Brightcove on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Brightcove

Brightcove Inc. provides cloud-based services for video. It offers Video Cloud, an online video platform that enables its customers to publish and distribute video to Internet-connected devices. The company also provides Zencoder, a cloud-based video encoding service for file support, quality and control, speed and reliability, platform and security, and account and integration; SSAI, a cloud-based ad insertion and video stitching service; and Player, a cloud-based service for creating and managing video player experiences. In addition, it offers Video Marketing Suite, a suite of video technologies to address the needs of marketers to drive awareness, engagement, and conversion; OTT Flow, a service for media companies and content owners to deploy direct-to-consumer, live and on-demand video services across platforms; and Enterprise video suite, an enterprise-class platform for internal communications, employee training, live streaming, marketing, and e-commerce videos. Further, the company provides account management, professional, support, and online and onsite training services. It serves media companies, broadcasters, publishers, sports and entertainment companies, fashion and hospitality brands and corporations, faith-based institutions, e-commerce platforms, and hi-tech organizations; and governments, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations through direct sales, referral partners, channel partners, and resellers in North America, Europe, Japan, the Asia Pacific, and internationally, as well as sells its products online. The company was formerly known as Video Marketplace, Inc. and changed its name to Brightcove Inc. in March 2005. Brightcove Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

About Evertec

EVERTEC, Inc. engage in transaction processing business serving financial institutions, merchants, corporations, and government agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean. The company operates in four segments: Payment Services – Puerto Rico & Caribbean; Payment Services – Latin America; Merchant Acquiring; and Business Solutions. It provides merchant acquiring services, which enable point of sales and e-commerce merchants to accept and process electronic methods of payment, such as debit, credit, prepaid, and electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards. The company also offers payment processing services that enable financial institutions and other issuers to manage, support, and facilitate the processing for credit, debit, prepaid, automated teller machines and EBT card programs; credit and debit card processing, authorization and settlement, and fraud monitoring and control services to debit or credit issuers; and EBT services. In addition, it provides business process management solutions comprising core bank processing, network hosting and management, IT consulting services, business process outsourcing, item and cash processing, and fulfillment solutions to financial institutions, and corporate and government customers. The company manages a system of electronic payment networks that process approximately two billion transactions. It sells and distributes its services primarily through a proprietary direct sales force. The company was formerly known as Carib Latam Holdings, Inc. EVERTEC, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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