Financial Contrast: Perficient (PRFT) versus VASCO Data Security International (VDSI)

Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT) and VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Perficient and VASCO Data Security International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perficient 3.36% 8.05% 6.15%
VASCO Data Security International 4.53% 6.25% 4.93%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Perficient and VASCO Data Security International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perficient 0 0 2 0 3.00
VASCO Data Security International 0 0 2 0 3.00

Perficient currently has a consensus price target of $21.50, indicating a potential upside of 13.46%. VASCO Data Security International has a consensus price target of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 22.30%. Given VASCO Data Security International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe VASCO Data Security International is more favorable than Perficient.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.7% of Perficient shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.3% of VASCO Data Security International shares are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of Perficient shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.4% of VASCO Data Security International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Perficient and VASCO Data Security International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Perficient $486.98 million 1.36 $20.45 million $0.47 40.32
VASCO Data Security International $192.30 million 2.90 $10.51 million $0.21 66.19

Perficient has higher revenue and earnings than VASCO Data Security International. Perficient is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VASCO Data Security International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Perficient has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VASCO Data Security International has a beta of 1.25, suggesting that its stock price is 25% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About Perficient

Perficient, Inc. is an information technology and management consulting firm. The Company’s solutions include business intelligence and analytics, commerce, content management, custom applications, platform implementations, portals and collaboration, business integration and application program interfaces, management consulting, business process management, and customer relationship management, among others. It provides services to the healthcare (pharma and life sciences), financial services (banking and insurance), retail and consumer goods, automotive and transport products, electronics and computer hardware, telecommunications, manufacturing, business services, and leisure, and media and entertainment markets, among others.

About VASCO Data Security International

VASCO Data Security International, Inc. designs, develops and markets digital solutions for identity, security and business productivity that protect and facilitate transactions online, via mobile devices, and in-person. The Company provides anti-fraud and digital transaction management solutions to financial institutions and other businesses. Its solutions secure access to data, assets, and applications for global enterprises; provide tools for application developers to easily integrate security functions into their Web-based and mobile applications, and facilitate digital transactions involving the signing, sending, and managing of documents. It also provides tools for application developers to integrate security functions into their Web-based and mobile applications. It facilitates digital transactions involving the signing, sending and managing of documents. Its security solutions include both open standards-based and solutions.

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