Determine (NASDAQ:DTRM) and China Information Technology (NASDAQ:CNIT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Determine and China Information Technology, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Determine 1 1 1 0 2.00
China Information Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A

Determine presently has a consensus price target of $1.83, suggesting a potential upside of 510.70%.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Determine and China Information Technology’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Determine $28.12 million 0.16 -$9.94 million N/A N/A
China Information Technology N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

China Information Technology has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Determine.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

15.1% of Determine shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of China Information Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.0% of Determine shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 45.4% of China Information Technology shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Determine and China Information Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Determine -49.28% -401.60% -26.36%
China Information Technology N/A N/A N/A

Summary

China Information Technology beats Determine on 4 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

Determine Company Profile

Determine, Inc. provides software-as-a-service source-to-pay and enterprise contract lifecycle management (ECLM) solutions. The company offers Determine Cloud Platform, an open technology infrastructure for application in strategic sourcing, contract management, e-procurement, invoice management, financial management, supplier management, business applications, ECLM, and analytics. It also provides professional services, including system implementations and enhancements, and training. The company serves various industries, such as insurance, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, retail, transportation, manufacturing, and financial services. It operates in the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Australia, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Belgium, Norway, Bermuda, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Germany, and China. The company sells its products through direct sales force, as well as strategic and OEM partners. The company was formerly known as Selectica, Inc. and changed its name to Determine, Inc. in October 2015. Determine, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana.

China Information Technology Company Profile

China Information Technology, Inc (CNIT) is a leading Internet service company that provides integrated cloud-based solutions enabling innovation and smart living in the fields of new media, elevator safety management, education, etc. Through continuous innovation, CNIT is aiming to leverage its proprietary Cloud-Application-Terminal technology to level the competitive landscape in the new media industry and deliver value for its shareholders, employees, customers, and the community.

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