Financial Review: Mulesoft (MULE) and China Information Technology (CNIT)

Mulesoft (NYSE: MULE) and China Information Technology (NASDAQ:CNIT) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Mulesoft and China Information Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mulesoft 0 2 9 0 2.82
China Information Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A

Mulesoft currently has a consensus price target of $30.44, suggesting a potential downside of 2.98%. Given Mulesoft’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Mulesoft is more favorable than China Information Technology.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mulesoft and China Information Technology’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mulesoft $296.46 million 13.76 -$79.98 million ($0.81) -38.74
China Information Technology $10.19 million 8.29 -$18.17 million N/A N/A

China Information Technology has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Mulesoft.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

24.5% of Mulesoft shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.5% of China Information Technology shares are held by institutional investors. 45.4% of China Information Technology shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Mulesoft and China Information Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mulesoft -26.98% -31.42% -18.42%
China Information Technology N/A N/A N/A

Mulesoft Company Profile

MuleSoft, Inc. is engaged in providing a software platform that connects a range of technologies. The Company enables organizations to manage and secure the flow of data between all systems in the enterprise. The Company offers organizations to create agile infrastructures. The Company has developed Anypoint Platform. The Company’s customers use its Anypoint Platform to connect their applications, data, and devices into an application network where systems are pluggable instead of glued together with custom integration code. The application network enables a self-serve infrastructure through discoverable building blocks, or nodes, that can be used and reused to rapidly compose applications. With an application network built with Anypoint Platform, organizations can transform into composable enterprises.

China Information Technology Company Profile

China Information Technology, Inc (CNIT) is a leading Internet service company that provides integrated cloud-based solutions enabling innovation and smart living in the fields of new media, elevator safety management, education, etc. Through continuous innovation, CNIT is aiming to leverage its proprietary Cloud-Application-Terminal technology to level the competitive landscape in the new media industry and deliver value for its shareholders, employees, customers, and the community.

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