Qihoo 360 Technology (QIHU) versus Wipro (WIT) Head to Head Analysis

Qihoo 360 Technology (NYSE: QIHU) and Wipro (NYSE:WIT) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Dividends

Wipro pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Qihoo 360 Technology does not pay a dividend. Wipro pays out 11.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Qihoo 360 Technology and Wipro’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Qihoo 360 Technology 17.95% 30.01% 9.81%
Wipro 15.46% 16.09% 10.54%

Risk & Volatility

Qihoo 360 Technology has a beta of 1.31, indicating that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wipro has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.6% of Wipro shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Wipro shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Qihoo 360 Technology and Wipro’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Qihoo 360 Technology N/A N/A N/A $2.14 35.94
Wipro $8.49 billion 2.82 $1.31 billion $0.27 19.70

Wipro has higher revenue and earnings than Qihoo 360 Technology. Wipro is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Qihoo 360 Technology, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Qihoo 360 Technology and Wipro, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Qihoo 360 Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A
Wipro 4 1 0 0 1.20

Wipro has a consensus price target of $277.00, suggesting a potential upside of 5,106.77%. Given Wipro’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Wipro is more favorable than Qihoo 360 Technology.

Qihoo 360 Technology Company Profile

Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. is a China-based company principally engaged in the operations of Internet services. The Company’s segments include Internet services, smart hardware and IOT devices. The Company’s Internet and mobile security products include 360 Safe Guard, 360 Anti-virus and 360 Mobile Safe. The Company is also involved in the development of various platform products to meet a range of security-related needs of Internet users and create access points to the Internet, which include 360 browsers; 360 Personal Start-up Page and its subpages; 360 Search, and 360 Mobile Assistant. The Company also provides online advertising service solutions, such as sponsored links (advertising links), on its platform products, such as 360 Personal Start-up Page, 360 Search and 360 Mobile Assistant; Internet value-added services; Internet of things (IOT) devices, and other services. It also serves as an agent for providing online distribution services and payment collections services.

Wipro Company Profile

Wipro Limited (Wipro) is a global information technology (IT) services provider. It operates through two segments: IT Services and IT Products. The Company’s IT Services business provides a range of IT and IT-enabled services, which include digital strategy advisory, customer centric design, technology consulting, IT consulting, custom application design, development, re-engineering and maintenance, systems integration, package implementation, global infrastructure services, analytics services, business process services, research and development and hardware and software design. The IT Products segment provides a range of third-party IT products, which allows it to offer IT system integration services. Its products include computing, Platforms and Storage, Networking Solutions, Enterprise Information Security, and software products, including databases and operating systems. The Company is a reseller of third-party enterprise products through its direct sales force.

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