Mobileye NV (NYSE: MBLY) and New Relic (NYSE:NEWR) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.0% of Mobileye NV shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.9% of New Relic shares are held by institutional investors. 23.1% of New Relic shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Mobileye NV and New Relic, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mobileye NV 1 19 2 0 2.05
New Relic 0 2 11 0 2.85

Mobileye NV currently has a consensus target price of $55.34, suggesting a potential downside of 11.69%. New Relic has a consensus target price of $51.64, suggesting a potential upside of 2.78%. Given New Relic’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe New Relic is more favorable than Mobileye NV.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mobileye NV and New Relic’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mobileye NV $407.63 million 34.12 $138.64 million $0.50 125.34
New Relic $284.97 million 9.61 -$46.54 million ($1.13) -44.46

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

Risk and Volatility

Mobileye NV has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New Relic has a beta of 0.99, meaning that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Mobileye NV and New Relic’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mobileye NV 26.88% 18.47% 16.50%
New Relic -20.68% -29.19% -16.58%

Summary

Mobileye NV beats New Relic on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mobileye NV Company Profile

Mobileye N.V. is engaged in the development of computer vision and machine learning-based sensing, mapping and driving policy technology for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving technologies. The Company operates through two segments: Original Equipment Manufacturing, which supplies the software algorithms and EyeQ chip, and After Market, which sells a complete system, which includes its software algorithms and EyeQ chip, as well as the camera and other necessary components. Its software algorithms and EyeQ chips perform detailed interpretations of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, animals, debris and other obstacles. Its products are able to detect roadway markings; identify and read traffic signs, directional signs and traffic lights; create a Roadbook of localized drivable paths and visual landmarks using its road experience management technology, and provide mapping for autonomous driving.

New Relic Company Profile

New Relic, Inc. (New Relic) is a provider of enterprise software. The Company’s cloud-based platform and range of products enable organizations to collect, store and analyze software data in real time. The Company’s New Relic Software Analytics Cloud consists of an integrated suite of products, a data database and an open platform. New Relic offers an integrated suite of products, namely, New Relic APM, for application performance management; New Relic Mobile, for mobile application performance management; New Relic Servers, for server monitoring for cloud and data centers; New Relic Browser, for end user experience monitoring and performance monitoring; New Relic Synthetics, for software testing through simulated usage; New Relic Plugins, plugins to extend its functionality into other applications; New Relic Alerts, for policy management and delivering alerts across entire suite of products, and New Relic Insights, for real-time big data analytics for business managers.

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