Head-To-Head Comparison: Camelot Information Systems (CIS) versus VMware (NYSE:VMW)

Camelot Information Systems (NYSE: CIS) and VMware (NYSE:VMW) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Camelot Information Systems and VMware’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Camelot Information Systems N/A N/A N/A ($0.55) -69.09
VMware $7.09 billion 7.53 $1.19 billion $3.50 37.87

VMware has higher revenue and earnings than Camelot Information Systems. Camelot Information Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than VMware, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

22.5% of VMware shares are held by institutional investors. 34.4% of VMware shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Camelot Information Systems and VMware’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Camelot Information Systems N/A N/A N/A
VMware 18.97% 18.57% 8.81%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Camelot Information Systems and VMware, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Camelot Information Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
VMware 0 9 20 0 2.69

VMware has a consensus target price of $124.83, suggesting a potential downside of 5.81%. Given VMware’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe VMware is more favorable than Camelot Information Systems.

Risk & Volatility

Camelot Information Systems has a beta of 2.77, meaning that its stock price is 177% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VMware has a beta of 0.67, meaning that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

VMware beats Camelot Information Systems on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Camelot Information Systems

Camelot Information Systems Inc. (Camelot) is a China-based company. The Company is a provider of business solutions and information technology services to the top 500 business corporations and financial institutions in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan through a network of 27 regional or local subsidiaries. The Company’s Enterprise Application Services (EAS) business provides Enterprise Resource Management (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Supply-chain Management (SCM), and Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) services to its business corporation clients. The Company’s Financial Industry Services (FIS) business consists of a wide-range of solutions including Branch Front-end and Teller solutions, Financial Supply-Chain Management solutions, Operation Risk Management solutions, Regulatory Compliance solutions, and Life Insurance Core Application solutions.

About VMware

VMware, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company. The Company is engaged in development and application of virtualization technologies with x86 server-based computing, separating application software from the underlying hardware. The Company offers various products, which allow organizations to manage IT resources across private clouds and multi-cloud, multi-device environments by leveraging synergies across three product categories: Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), Hybrid Cloud Computing and End-User Computing (EUC). The SDDC is designed to transform and modernize the data center into an on-demand service that addresses application requirements by abstracting, pooling and automating the services that are required from the underlying hardware. The Company provides many storage and availability products to offer data storage and protection options to all applications running on the vSphere platform.

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