Critical Review: CDW (NASDAQ:CDW) versus Safe-T Group (NASDAQ:RBZHF)

CDW (NASDAQ:CDW) and Safe-T Group (OTCMKTS:RBZHF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.2% of CDW shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.1% of Safe-T Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of CDW shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for CDW and Safe-T Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CDW 1 2 4 0 2.43
Safe-T Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

CDW presently has a consensus price target of $120.86, suggesting a potential upside of 14.30%. Given CDW’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CDW is more favorable than Safe-T Group.

Risk and Volatility

CDW has a beta of 1.23, indicating that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Safe-T Group has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CDW and Safe-T Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CDW $18.03 billion 0.83 $736.80 million $6.02 17.56
Safe-T Group $88.38 million 0.01 -$35.24 million N/A N/A

CDW has higher revenue and earnings than Safe-T Group.

Profitability

This table compares CDW and Safe-T Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CDW 4.07% 97.93% 11.44%
Safe-T Group N/A N/A N/A

Summary

CDW beats Safe-T Group on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CDW

CDW Corporation provides integrated information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It operates through three segments: Corporate, Small Business, and Public. The company offers discrete hardware and software products, as well as integrated IT solutions, including mobility, security, data center optimization, cloud computing, virtualization, and collaboration. Its hardware products comprise notebooks/mobile devices, tablets, network communications, desktop computers, video monitors, enterprise and data storage, printers, and servers; and software products include application suites, security, virtualization, operating systems, and network management. The company also provides warranties, managed services, and consulting design and implementation services. CDW Corporation was founded in 1984 and is based in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

About Safe-T Group

Reebonz Holding Limited operates an online marketplace and platform for buying and selling new and pre-owned luxury products in Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific markets. It offers a range of new and pre-owned luxury goods, including handbags, small leather goods and other accessories, shoes, watches, and jewelry. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Singapore.

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