Analyzing Microsoft (MSFT) & Mongodb (MDB)

Mongodb (NASDAQ: MDB) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mongodb and Microsoft’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mongodb $101.35 million 12.64 -$86.68 million N/A N/A
Microsoft $89.95 billion 7.00 $21.20 billion $2.96 27.56

Microsoft has higher revenue and earnings than Mongodb.

Dividends

Microsoft pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Mongodb does not pay a dividend. Microsoft pays out 56.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Mongodb has increased its dividend for 13 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Mongodb and Microsoft’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mongodb -73.26% N/A -64.92%
Microsoft 24.56% 35.23% 11.27%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Mongodb and Microsoft, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mongodb 0 4 4 0 2.50
Microsoft 2 8 27 0 2.68

Mongodb currently has a consensus price target of $33.83, indicating a potential upside of 29.38%. Microsoft has a consensus price target of $83.43, indicating a potential upside of 2.25%. Given Mongodb’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Mongodb is more favorable than Microsoft.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.3% of Microsoft shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Microsoft shares are held 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.

Summary

Microsoft beats Mongodb on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mongodb Company Profile

MongoDB, Inc. is a United States-based modern, general purpose database platform. Its platform is designed to run applications at scale across a broad range of use cases in the cloud, on-premise or in a hybrid environment. Its primary subscription package is MongoDB Enterprise Advanced, which includes its proprietary database server, security, enterprise management capabilities, its graphical user interface, analytics integrations and technical support. It also offers MongoDB Atlas, its cloud hosted database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering that includes infrastructure and management of its community server offering. The Company’s The MongoDB enterprise database server, called Enterprise Server, is its proprietary database. The Company’s other products include Community Server, a free-to-download version of its database and MongoDB Stitch, a backend-as-a-service. The Company also provides professional services to its customers, including consulting and training.

Microsoft Company Profile

Microsoft Corporation is a technology company. The Company develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services and devices. The Company’s segments include Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud and More Personal Computing. The Company’s products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games, and training and certification of computer system integrators and developers. It also designs, manufactures, and sells devices, including personal computers (PCs), tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, phones, other intelligent devices, and related accessories, that integrate with its cloud-based offerings. It offers an array of services, including cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software, services, platforms, and content, and it provides solution support and consulting services.

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