QAD (NASDAQ:QADB) and MaxPoint Interactive (MXPT) Head-To-Head Analysis

QAD (NASDAQ: QADB) and MaxPoint Interactive (NASDAQ:MXPT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for QAD and MaxPoint Interactive, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QAD 0 0 0 0 N/A
MaxPoint Interactive 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares QAD and MaxPoint Interactive’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QAD $277.97 million 2.20 -$15.45 million ($1.03) -30.87
MaxPoint Interactive N/A N/A N/A ($2.20) -6.30

MaxPoint Interactive has lower revenue, but higher earnings than QAD. QAD is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MaxPoint Interactive, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

QAD pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. MaxPoint Interactive does not pay a dividend. QAD pays out -23.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.9% of QAD shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.0% of MaxPoint Interactive shares are held by institutional investors. 67.4% of QAD shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 57.1% of MaxPoint Interactive shares are held by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares QAD and MaxPoint Interactive’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QAD -6.40% -2.06% -0.86%
MaxPoint Interactive -15.33% -70.90% -29.65%

Summary

QAD beats MaxPoint Interactive on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About QAD

QAD Inc. (QAD) is a provider of vertically oriented enterprise software solutions for global manufacturing companies across the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology and industrial products industries. QAD Enterprise Applications enables measurement and control of business processes and supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD delivers components of its solution for a range of mobile platforms. The Company’s mobile suite includes a requisition approval solution, a mobile business intelligence solution, mobile browse capability and mobile application monitoring tools to support system administrators. Its mobile browse capability allows users to view, filter and sort data accessible through QAD Browses within QAD Enterprise Applications using mobile devices.

About MaxPoint Interactive

MaxPoint Interactive, Inc. is a marketing technology company. The Company provides business intelligence and marketing automation solution. The Company’s MaxPoint Intelligence Platform is a cloud-based software service that enables to predict local demand for national brands based on consumers’ purchase power and intent and manage customized digital advertisements containing in-store offers and promotions to reach consumers at a local level across display, mobile, social and video channels. Through marketing automation and direct integrations with real-time bidding (RTB) exchanges, the Company’s platform delivers customized digital advertisements containing product and store specific promotions to local consumers. The Company’s customers are located in the United States and Europe, and consist of enterprises with national brands in the consumer products, retail, automotive, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications and entertainment industries.

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