EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) and MIND C.T.I. (NASDAQ:MNDO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

EPAM Systems has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MIND C.T.I. has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

MIND C.T.I. pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.1%. EPAM Systems does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EPAM Systems 8.60% 19.19% 15.16%
MIND C.T.I. 29.27% 24.37% 18.43%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EPAM Systems and MIND C.T.I.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EPAM Systems $1.45 billion 5.04 $72.76 million $2.85 47.49
MIND C.T.I. $18.06 million 2.65 $5.61 million N/A N/A

EPAM Systems has higher revenue and earnings than MIND C.T.I..

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.5% of EPAM Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.9% of MIND C.T.I. shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of EPAM Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for EPAM Systems and MIND C.T.I., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EPAM Systems 0 3 11 0 2.79
MIND C.T.I. 0 0 0 0 N/A

EPAM Systems presently has a consensus price target of $142.43, indicating a potential upside of 5.23%. Given EPAM Systems’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe EPAM Systems is more favorable than MIND C.T.I..

Summary

EPAM Systems beats MIND C.T.I. on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

EPAM Systems Company Profile

EPAM Systems, Inc. provides software product development and digital platform engineering services primarily in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. It offers software product development services, including product research, customer experience design, prototyping, program management, component design and integration, lifecycle software testing, product deployment, end-user customization, performance tuning, product support and maintenance, managed services, and porting and cross-platform migration. The company provides custom application development services, such as business and technical requirement analysis, user experience design, solution architecture creation and validation, development, component design and integration, quality assurance and testing, deployment, performance tuning, support and maintenance, legacy applications re-engineering/refactoring, porting and cross-platform migration, and documentation. It also offers application testing services, including software application testing, testing for enterprise IT, and consulting services; application maintenance and support services, such as incident management, fault investigation diagnosis, work-around provision, application bug fixes, release management, enhancements, and third-party maintenance; and infrastructure management services comprising application, database, network, server, storage, and systems operations management, as well as incident notification and resolutions. In addition, it provides enterprise information management services. It serves customers in financial service, travel and consumer, software, hi-tech, media and entertainment, and life sciences and healthcare industries. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

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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