Critical Survey: Perion Network (PERI) versus MIND C.T.I. (MNDO)

Perion Network (NASDAQ:PERI) and MIND C.T.I. (NASDAQ:MNDO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Perion Network has a beta of 1.33, suggesting that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MIND C.T.I. has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Perion Network and MIND C.T.I.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perion Network 3.78% 8.90% 5.09%
MIND C.T.I. 30.28% 28.47% 21.57%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Perion Network and MIND C.T.I.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Perion Network $252.85 million 0.32 $8.12 million $0.31 10.19
MIND C.T.I. $18.14 million 2.39 $5.13 million N/A N/A

Perion Network has higher revenue and earnings than MIND C.T.I..

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.9% of Perion Network shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.3% of MIND C.T.I. shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

MIND C.T.I. pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.9%. Perion Network does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Perion Network and MIND C.T.I., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perion Network 0 1 0 0 2.00
MIND C.T.I. 0 0 0 0 N/A

Perion Network currently has a consensus price target of $6.75, suggesting a potential upside of 113.61%. Given Perion Network’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Perion Network is more favorable than MIND C.T.I..

Summary

MIND C.T.I. beats Perion Network on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Perion Network Company Profile

Perion Network Ltd. is a global technology company, which engages in the provision of advertising solutions to brands and publishers through innovative platforms. It is committed to providing data-driven execution, from high-impact ad formats to branded search and a unified social and mobile programmatic platform. It offers the following business solutions: Undertone, which connects brands to consumers using engaging creatives; Code Fuel, which enables developers to optimize search traffic and generate incremental revenue; MakeMeReach, an automated social management platform that help ad performance across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat; and Smilebox, a desktop and mobile applications. The company was founded by Ofer Adler and Yaron Adler in November 1999 and is headquartered Holon, Israel.

MIND C.T.I. Company Profile

MIND C.T.I. Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, supports, implements, and operates real-time and off-line convergent billing and customer care software solutions in the United States, the United Kingdom and Rest of Europe, Israel, and internationally. The company offers billing and customer care solution that supports various services, such as voice, data, and content services, as well as prepaid, postpaid, and pay-in-advance payment models in a single platform. Its solutions also include a workflow engine to support the implementation of business processes, including subscriber registration, order management, trouble ticket, and debt collection; and an integral point of sale solution that covers all dealer, store and cashier management, and sales processes. In addition, the company offers professional services comprising installation, turnkey project implementation services, customer support, training and maintenance services, software and process customization, and project management, as well as managed services, including day to day billing operational tasks primarily to its billing and customer care customers. Further, it provides PhonEX-ONE, a call management system that collects, records, and stores call information, which is used by corporations for telecom expense management, call accounting, traffic analysis, and fraud detection. The company offers its products directly, as well as through network equipment vendors and systems integrators, and resellers primarily to communication providers, such as traditional wireline and wireless, voice over IP, broadband IP network operators, LTE operators, cable operators, and mobile virtual network operators. MIND C.T.I. Ltd. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Yokne'am Illit, Israel.

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