Agent Information Software (OTCMKTS:AIFS) and Ooma (NYSE:OOMA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Agent Information Software and Ooma’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Agent Information Software $5.15 million 1.97 $510,000.00 N/A N/A
Ooma $129.23 million 1.70 -$14.57 million ($0.69) -15.38

Agent Information Software has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Ooma.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.6% of Agent Information Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.7% of Ooma shares are held by institutional investors. 10.2% of Ooma shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Agent Information Software has a beta of -0.16, meaning that its stock price is 116% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ooma has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Agent Information Software and Ooma’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Agent Information Software N/A N/A N/A
Ooma -11.75% -42.73% -18.63%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Agent Information Software and Ooma, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Agent Information Software 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ooma 0 1 4 0 2.80

Ooma has a consensus target price of $17.88, suggesting a potential upside of 68.47%. Given Ooma’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ooma is more favorable than Agent Information Software.

Summary

Ooma beats Agent Information Software on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Agent Information Software

Agent Information Software, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides software products and services used to create, manage, publish, and access information content through Internet/Web. The company offers its software products and services to customers in the library community market in the United States and Canada. Agent Information Software, Inc. was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Ontario, California.

About Ooma

Ooma, Inc. creates connected experiences for businesses and consumers in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company's smart cloud-based SaaS platform serves as a communications hub, which offers cloud-based communications solutions, smart security, and other connected services. Its business and residential solutions deliver PureVoice high-definition voice quality, advanced functionality, and integration with mobile devices; and platform helps to create smart workplace and homes by offering communications, monitoring, security, automation, productivity, and networking infrastructure applications. The company's products and services include Ooma Office, a multi-user communications system that provides everything needed to manage communications in and out of the office for small businesses; Ooma Office Mobile HD app to make, receive, and transfer phone calls; and Ooma Enterprise, an unified-communications-as-a-service. It also provides Ooma Telo, a home communications solution designed to serve as the primary phone line in the home; Ooma Telo Air, a solution that connects to the Internet wirelessly using the home's Wi-Fi network and can be paired with mobile phones to answer incoming mobile calls from any phone in the home; and Ooma HD3 cordless handset. In addition, the company offers Ooma Premier Service, a suite of advanced calling features to enhance the capabilities of Ooma Telo; and Ooma Mobile HD app that allows users to make and receive phone calls and access Ooma features and settings with iOS or Android device over a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection. Further, it provides Ooma Smart Security, a security and monitoring platform; Ooma Smart Cam, an indoor/outdoor high-definition video security camera; and Talkatone mobile app. The company offers its products through direct sales, retailers, distributors, and resellers, as well as online. Ooma, Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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