Critical Contrast: DXC Technology (NYSE:DXC) versus Marin Software (NASDAQ:MRIN)

DXC Technology (NYSE:DXC) and Marin Software (NASDAQ:MRIN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for DXC Technology and Marin Software, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DXC Technology 1 2 9 0 2.67
Marin Software 0 0 0 0 N/A

DXC Technology currently has a consensus price target of $43.33, suggesting a potential upside of 24.06%. Given DXC Technology’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe DXC Technology is more favorable than Marin Software.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DXC Technology and Marin Software’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DXC Technology $17.73 billion 0.50 -$149.00 million $2.43 14.37
Marin Software $29.98 million 5.27 -$14.05 million N/A N/A

Marin Software has lower revenue, but higher earnings than DXC Technology.

Volatility & Risk

DXC Technology has a beta of 2.44, meaning that its share price is 144% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Marin Software has a beta of 0.23, meaning that its share price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares DXC Technology and Marin Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DXC Technology 1.92% 14.72% 3.42%
Marin Software -42.77% -70.88% -30.60%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.4% of DXC Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.0% of Marin Software shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of DXC Technology shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of Marin Software shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

DXC Technology beats Marin Software on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

DXC Technology Company Profile

DXC Technology Co. provides technology consulting, outsourcing and support services. It operates through the following segments: Global Business Services (GBS) and Global Infrastructure Services (GIS). The GBS segment provides technology solutions that help clients address challenges and accelerates the digital transformations that is tailored to each client’s specific objectives. The GIS segment provides a portfolio of technology offerings that deliver predictable outcomes and measurable results while reducing business risk and operational costs for customers. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Tysons, VA.

Marin Software Company Profile

Marin Software, Inc. is a cloud-based digital advertising management company. It provides cross-channel, cross-device, enterprise marketing software platform for search, social and display advertising channels, offered as a software-as-a-service. The firm’s integrated platform is an analytics, workflow and optimization solutions for marketing professionals, allowing them to manage their digital advertising spend across search and display advertising channels. The company was founded by Christopher A. Lien, Paul M. Butler, Joseph Chang and Wister Walcott in April 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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