Debt Resolve (OTCMKTS:DRSV) & PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) Head to Head Contrast

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) and Debt Resolve (OTCMKTS:DRSV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for PDF Solutions and Debt Resolve, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PDF Solutions 0 0 1 0 3.00
Debt Resolve 0 0 0 0 N/A

PDF Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $25.00, suggesting a potential upside of 17.48%. Given PDF Solutions’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe PDF Solutions is more favorable than Debt Resolve.

Profitability

This table compares PDF Solutions and Debt Resolve’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PDF Solutions -7.12% -3.15% -2.63%
Debt Resolve N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

PDF Solutions has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Debt Resolve has a beta of 5.61, indicating that its share price is 461% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

69.2% of PDF Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 13.8% of PDF Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 56.1% of Debt Resolve shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PDF Solutions and Debt Resolve’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PDF Solutions $85.58 million 9.11 -$5.42 million ($0.17) -125.18
Debt Resolve N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Debt Resolve has lower revenue, but higher earnings than PDF Solutions.

Summary

Debt Resolve beats PDF Solutions on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PDF Solutions

PDF Solutions, Inc. provides proprietary software and intellectual property products for integrated circuit (IC) designs, electrical measurement hardware tools, methodologies, and professional services in the United States, Canada, China, Taiwan, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, and internationally. It offers Exensio software products, which consist of Exensio Yield that collects and stores yield data in an analysis-ready database, which enables product engineers to identify and analyze production yield, performance, reliability, and other issues; Exensio Control that provides failure detection and classification capabilities for monitoring, alarming, and controlling manufacturing tool sets; Exensio characterization software, designed to analyze the measurements collected from design-for-inspection (DFI) on-chip instruments using the eProbe tool; Exensio Test that offers data collection and analysis capability; and Exensio ALPS that provides device manufacturers with the capability to link assembly and packaging data, including fabrication and characterization data over the product life cycle. The company also provides DFI Systems, such as DFI on-chip instruments, and eProbe non-contactless E-beam tool; and Characterization Vehicle (CV) infrastructure, which includes CV test chips and pdFasTest electrical testers. In addition, it offers Software-as-a-Service, software related services, and IYR services. The company sells its technologies and services through direct sales force, service teams, and strategic alliances to integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor companies, foundries, out-sourced semiconductor assembly and test, and system houses in the microprocessors, memory, graphics, image sensor solutions, and communications segments. PDF Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

About Debt Resolve

Debt Resolve, Inc. provides software solutions to consumer lenders or those collecting consumer loans using Software-as-a-Service model in the United States. Its solutions facilitate Web-based payments or the resolution of delinquent or defaulted consumer debt. The company also provides services in the student loan document preparation industry. It serves consumer banks, collection agencies, and the buyers of defaulted debt. The company was formerly known as Lombardia Acquisition Corp. and changed its name to Debt Resolve, Inc. in May 2003. Debt Resolve, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Hawthorne, New York.

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