Agent Information Software (OTCMKTS:AIFS) and RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.
This table compares Agent Information Software and RingCentral’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|
Agent Information Software pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. RingCentral does not pay a dividend.
Volatility and Risk
Agent Information Software has a beta of -0.18, indicating that its share price is 118% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RingCentral has a beta of 0.9, indicating that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Agent Information Software and RingCentral’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Agent Information Software||$5.15 million||2.23||$510,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|RingCentral||$673.62 million||20.62||-$26.20 million||($0.04)||-4,137.00|
Agent Information Software has higher earnings, but lower revenue than RingCentral.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.6% of Agent Information Software shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.0% of RingCentral shares are held by institutional investors. 11.0% of RingCentral shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Agent Information Software and RingCentral, 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|
RingCentral has a consensus price target of $159.81, suggesting a potential downside of 3.42%. Given RingCentral’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe RingCentral is more favorable than Agent Information Software.
RingCentral beats Agent Information Software on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Agent Information Software Company Profile
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.
RingCentral Company Profile
RingCentral, Inc. provides software-as-a-service solutions that enable businesses to communicate, collaborate, and connect primarily in North America. The company's products include RingCentral Office, provides communication and collaboration across various modes, including high-definition voice, video, SMS, messaging and collaboration, conferencing, online meetings, and fax through smartphones, tablets, PCs, and desk phones; RingCentral Professional, a cloud based virtual telephone service for professionals, as well as provides inbound call answering and management services, and includes inbound local, long-distance, and toll-free minutes; and RingCentral Fax that provides online fax capabilities that allow businesses to send and receive fax documents without a fax machine. Its products also comprise RingCentral Contact Center, a collaborative contact center solution that delivers omni-channel; and RingCentral Glip, a team messaging and collaboration solution that allows a range of teams to stay connected through various modes of communication through an integration with RingCentral Office. The company serves a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, legal services, real estate, retail, technology, insurance, construction, hospitality, and state and local government, as well as others. It sells its products through a network of direct sales representatives, as well as sales agents and channel partners. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Belmont, California.
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