SS&C Technologies (NASDAQ:SSNC) versus Rand Worldwide (NASDAQ:RWWI) Financial Contrast

SS&C Technologies (NASDAQ:SSNC) and Rand Worldwide (OTCMKTS:RWWI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for SS&C Technologies and Rand Worldwide, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SS&C Technologies 0 2 10 0 2.83
Rand Worldwide 0 0 0 0 N/A

SS&C Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $68.50, suggesting a potential upside of 10.38%. Given SS&C Technologies’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe SS&C Technologies is more favorable than Rand Worldwide.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

83.2% of SS&C Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 14.5% of SS&C Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 59.2% of Rand Worldwide shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

SS&C Technologies has a beta of 1.31, meaning that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rand Worldwide has a beta of 0.24, meaning that its share price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SS&C Technologies and Rand Worldwide’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SS&C Technologies $3.42 billion 4.58 $103.20 million $2.62 23.69
Rand Worldwide $116.42 million 2.60 $2.62 million N/A N/A

SS&C Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Rand Worldwide.

Profitability

This table compares SS&C Technologies and Rand Worldwide’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SS&C Technologies 7.83% 19.25% 5.67%
Rand Worldwide N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

SS&C Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Rand Worldwide pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. SS&C Technologies pays out 19.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. SS&C Technologies has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Summary

SS&C Technologies beats Rand Worldwide on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

SS&C Technologies Company Profile

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. provides software products and software-enabled services to financial services and healthcare industries in the United States, Canada, rest of the Americas, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company's products and services allow its clients to automate and integrate front-office functions, such as trading and modeling; middle-office functions, including portfolio management and reporting; and back-office functions comprising accounting, transfer agency, compliance, regulatory services, performance measurement, reconciliation, reporting, processing, and clearing. It provides solutions to clients in institutional asset and wealth management, alternative investment management, brokerage, retirement, financial advisory, and financial institutions vertical markets, commercial lenders, real estate investment trusts, corporate treasury groups, insurance companies, pension funds, municipal finance groups, and real estate property managers. The company also offers health care solutions, such as claims adjudication, benefit management, care management, and business intelligence services to health care industry that include pharmacy, healthcare administration, and health optimization solutions, as well as provides professional and products support services. SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut.

Rand Worldwide Company Profile

Rand Worldwide, Inc. provides design automation and data management solutions for the manufacturing, building design, engineering, infrastructure, and facilities management markets primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates in four divisions: IMAGINiT Technologies, Rand 3D, Enterprise Applications, and ASCENT – Center for Technical Knowledge. The company resells packaged design software, including Autodesk 2D and 3D computer aided design software for customers in the mechanical, architectural, and civil engineering sectors, as well as visualization and animation technology to companies in the media and entertainment industry; Autodesk data management software; and Archibus facilities management software for space planning, strategic planning, and lease/property administration. It also resells 3DExperience design software products; Leica 3D laser scanning equipment for the architectural, engineering, and construction sector; and ASCENT, a courseware for various engineering applications. In addition, the company offers professional services, including project-focused software implementations, software customization, data migration, computer aided design standards consulting, supplemental design staffing, drawing digitization, symbol library development, computational fluid dynamics analysis consulting, and thermal simulation, as well as training, technical support, and other consulting and professional services. It serves private companies, public corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions. Rand Worldwide, Inc. is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.

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