Datalink (NASDAQ: DTLK) and Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE:SAIC) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Dividends

Science Applications International Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Datalink does not pay a dividend. Science Applications International Corporation pays out 34.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Datalink and Science Applications International Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Datalink N/A N/A N/A $0.31 36.26
Science Applications International Corporation $4.34 billion 0.70 $318.00 million $3.59 19.30

Science Applications International Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Datalink. Science Applications International Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Datalink, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Datalink and Science Applications International Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Datalink 0 2 0 0 2.00
Science Applications International Corporation 0 5 2 0 2.29

Datalink currently has a consensus price target of $11.25, indicating a potential upside of 0.09%. Science Applications International Corporation has a consensus price target of $81.14, indicating a potential upside of 17.09%. Given Science Applications International Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Science Applications International Corporation is more favorable than Datalink.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.8% of Datalink shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.4% of Science Applications International Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.9% of Datalink shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Science Applications International Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Datalink and Science Applications International Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Datalink 0.30% 1.32% 0.44%
Science Applications International Corporation 3.78% 47.08% 8.02%

Risk and Volatility

Datalink has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Science Applications International Corporation has a beta of 1.65, meaning that its share price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Science Applications International Corporation beats Datalink on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Datalink Company Profile

Datalink Corporation is a provider of information technology (IT) services and solutions. The Company provides a full life cycle of services, including consulting, strategy, design, deploy, manage and support. The Company leverages technology from the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as part of its IT solutions portfolio. Its portfolio of solutions and services spans approximately four areas, such as cloud, data center transformation, next-generation technology and security. The Company’s cloud services provide a foundation for services delivery models, such as IT as a service (ITaaS). These services include assessment and readiness workshops, security and migration strategies, automation, orchestration, Datalink Cloud Complete, DR Testing and X (anything) As A Service (XaaS). Its data center transformation portfolio includes technical infrastructure strategy and roadmaps, cloud strategies, IT process and management, IT operational outsourcing and managed services strategies.

Science Applications International Corporation Company Profile

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is a provider of technical, engineering and enterprise information technology (IT) services. The Company provides its services primarily to the United States Government, including the Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies. The Company provides engineering, systems integration and information technology offerings for government projects, and offers a range of services with a targeted emphasis on higher-end, differentiated technology services. The Company’s offerings include engineering; technology and equipment platform integration; maintenance of ground and maritime systems; logistics; training and simulation; operation and program support services, and end-to-end services spanning the design, development, integration, deployment, management and operations, sustainment and security of its customers’ entire IT infrastructure.

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