Globant (NYSE: GLOB) and 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Globant and 2U’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Globant $413.44 million 4.37 $31.25 million $0.87 59.20
2U $205.86 million 19.80 -$20.68 million ($0.67) -116.48

Globant has higher revenue and earnings than 2U. 2U is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Globant, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Globant and 2U, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Globant 0 3 4 0 2.57
2U 0 0 10 0 3.00

Globant currently has a consensus price target of $48.17, suggesting a potential downside of 6.47%. 2U has a consensus price target of $72.40, suggesting a potential downside of 7.23%. Given Globant’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Globant is more favorable than 2U.


This table compares Globant and 2U’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Globant 7.55% 13.02% 9.34%
2U -12.49% -13.02% -9.97%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

64.8% of Globant shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.4% of 2U shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Globant has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, 2U has a beta of -0.05, meaning that its share price is 105% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Globant beats 2U on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Globant

Globant S.A. is a digitally native technology services company. The Company’s principal operating subsidiary is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the year ended December 31, 2015, 83.7% of its revenues were generated by clients in North America, 11.0% in Latin America and Asia, and 5.3% in Europe. It builds digital journeys, which consists of different software products, including mobile apps, Web apps, sensors and other software and hardware appliances that work orchestrated by a backend that uses big data and fast data to create a understanding of each consumer and how to act upon each scenario. The Company delivers digital journeys with a comprehensive approach that includes Stay Relevant, which helps its customers stay fit for the future of their industries; Discover, which think and conceive specific digital journeys for each customer; Build, which creates each digital journey leveraging the work of its Studios, its services over platforms and its agile pods methodologies.

About 2U

2U, Inc. is a provider of an integrated solution consisting of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) combined with technology-enabled services (together, the Platform) that allows colleges and universities to deliver online degree programs. The Company’s SaaS technology consists of a learning environment (Online Campus), which acts as the hub for all student and faculty academic and social interaction, and a suite of integrated applications, which the Company uses to launch, operate and support the Company’s clients’ programs. The Company also provides a suite of technology-enabled services optimized with data analysis and machine learning techniques that support the complete lifecycle of a higher education program, including attracting students, advising students through the admissions application process, providing technical, success coaching and other support, facilitating accessibility to individuals with disabilities, and facilitating in-program field placements.

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