Head-To-Head Survey: Pagerduty (NYSE:PD) vs. Taoping (NYSE:TAOP)

Taoping (NASDAQ:TAOP) and Pagerduty (NYSE:PD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Taoping and Pagerduty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Taoping N/A N/A N/A
Pagerduty -27.81% -16.18% -11.43%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Taoping and Pagerduty, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Taoping 0 0 0 0 N/A
Pagerduty 0 3 5 2 2.90

Pagerduty has a consensus target price of $22.03, indicating a potential downside of 21.76%. Given Pagerduty’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pagerduty is more favorable than Taoping.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Taoping and Pagerduty’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Taoping $13.79 million 1.51 -$3.58 million N/A N/A
Pagerduty $166.35 million 13.32 -$50.34 million ($0.77) -36.57

Taoping has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Pagerduty.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.2% of Taoping shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.6% of Pagerduty shares are held by institutional investors. 45.4% of Taoping shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of Pagerduty shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Taoping has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pagerduty has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Taoping Company Profile

Taoping Inc. provides cloud-based platform, resource sharing, and big data solutions to the Chinese new media, education residential community management, and elevator Internet of Things (IoT) industries primarily in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in two segments, Cloud-based Technology and Traditional Information Technology. It offers cloud-based software as a service to automate the interactive workflow between advertising agencies and their customers, including establishing new projects, submitting advertisement proposals, revising and approving advertising proposals, processing payment online, remotely uploading advertisement content, and tracking and analyzing performance data. The company also provides project-based technology products and services for the public sector; and software and hardware with fully integrated solutions, including information technology infrastructure, Internet-enabled display technologies, and IoT platforms to customers in government, education, residential community management, media, transportation, and other private sectors, as well as related maintenance and support services. The company was formerly known as China Information Technology, Inc. and changed its name to Taoping Inc. in June 2018. Taoping Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.

Pagerduty Company Profile

PagerDuty, Inc. operates an On-Call Management platform. The company's platform collects signals from software-enabled system or device, correlates and interprets signals to identify events, and engages team members to take action in real time. It serves developer, IT, security, and customer support segments. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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