Reviewing Computer Services (CSVI) and Carbonite (CARB)

Computer Services (OTCMKTS:CSVI) and Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Computer Services and Carbonite’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Computer Services 18.31% 19.44% 14.56%
Carbonite 2.54% 24.20% 7.89%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Computer Services and Carbonite, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Computer Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Carbonite 0 4 7 0 2.64

Carbonite has a consensus target price of $36.70, indicating a potential upside of 49.98%. Given Carbonite’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Carbonite is more favorable than Computer Services.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.9% of Computer Services shares are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of Carbonite shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Computer Services has a beta of 0.48, indicating that its stock price is 52% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Carbonite has a beta of 0.73, indicating that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Computer Services and Carbonite’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Computer Services $249.56 million 3.60 $38.83 million N/A N/A
Carbonite $296.41 million 2.84 $7.56 million $1.25 19.58

Computer Services has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Carbonite.

Dividends

Computer Services pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Carbonite does not pay a dividend.

About Computer Services

Computer Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, delivers core processing, digital banking, managed services, payments processing, print and electronic distribution, and regulatory compliance solutions to financial institutions and corporate entities in the United States. It provides processing, maintenance, and support services; software licensing and installation services; professional services; and e-business services, as well as equipment and supply sales. The company also offers integrated banking solutions, which include mobile and Internet banking; check imaging; cash management; branch and merchant capture; print and mail, and online document delivery services; corporate intranets; secure Web hosting; e-messaging; teller and platform services; ATM and debit card service and support; payments solutions; risk assessment; network management; cloud-based managed services; and compliance software and services for regulatory compliance, homeland security, anti-money laundering, anti-terrorism financing, and fraud prevention. It provides its products and services to community banks, regional banks, and multi-bank holding companies, as well as to various other business enterprises. Computer Services, Inc. was incorporated in 1965 and is headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky.

About Carbonite

Carbonite, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides backup, disaster recovery, high availability, and workload migration technology solutions in the United States. Its solutions include Carbonite Safe, a cloud backup solution for individuals and businesses that protects customer data from accidental deletions, crashes, ransomware, viruses, and other common threats; and Carbonite Endpoint that protects the data, which resides on an organization's computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The company's solutions also comprise Carbonite Server, an all-in-one server protection solution for physical, virtual, and legacy systems that deploys in an organization's onsite environment and store copies on a local target and direct to the secure Carbonite cloud; Carbonite Availability that keeps critical business systems available on Windows and Linux servers; and Carbonite Recover, a solution that securely replicates critical systems from an organization's primary environment to the cloud. In addition, it offers Carbonite Migrate, which migrates physical, virtual, and cloud workloads over any distance with minimal risk and near-zero downtime; and Carbonite Email Archiving that provides MailStore offerings designed to meet the specific email archiving needs of customers in terms of performance, stability, functionality, and simplicity. The company provides its solutions through distributors, value-added resellers, managed service providers, and global systems integrators. Carbonite, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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