CA (NASDAQ: CA) and GDS Holdings Ltd – (NYSE:GDS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for CA and GDS Holdings Ltd -, as provided by MarketBeat.
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CA currently has a consensus price target of $34.52, indicating a potential upside of 6.37%. GDS Holdings Ltd – has a consensus price target of $14.00, indicating a potential downside of 25.73%. Given CA’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe CA is more favorable than GDS Holdings Ltd -.
This table compares CA and GDS Holdings Ltd -‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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CA pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. GDS Holdings Ltd – does not pay a dividend. CA pays out 58.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
67.7% of CA shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of CA shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares CA and GDS Holdings Ltd -‘s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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CA has higher revenue and earnings than GDS Holdings Ltd -. GDS Holdings Ltd – is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
CA beats GDS Holdings Ltd – on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
CA, Inc. (CA) is engaged in providing software solutions enabling customers to plan, develop, manage and secure applications and enterprise environments across distributed, cloud, mobile and mainframe platforms. The Company operates through three business segments: Mainframe Solutions, Enterprise Solutions and Services. Its Mainframe Solutions and Enterprise Solutions segments comprise the Company’s software business organized by the nature of its software offerings and the platform on which the products operate. The Services segment comprises product implementation, consulting, customer education, customer training and application management services. CA’s Mainframe Solutions segment consists of various product offerings, including Application Development, Databases and Database Management, Security & Compliance, and Systems and Operations Management. The Enterprise Solutions segment consists of various product offerings, including Agile Management, DevOps and Security.
About GDS Holdings Ltd –
GDS Holdings Ltd is a developer and operator of data centers in China. The Company is engaged in design, build-out and operation of data centers. It operates as a carrier and cloud neutral, which enables its customers to connect to all the People’s Republic of China telecommunications carriers, and to access a number of the People’s Republic of China cloud service providers, whom it hosts in its facilities. The Company’s base of approximately 370 customers consists of Internet companies, financial institutions, telecommunications and information technology (IT) service providers, and domestic private sector and multinational corporations. It serves a community of approximately 160 People’s Republic of China and foreign financial institutions across the banking, insurance, asset management, brokerage, digital payment and financial information verticals. The Company operates its data centers in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Chengdu.
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