Head to Head Analysis: Perion Network (PERI) vs. Wipro (WIT)

Perion Network (NASDAQ: PERI) and Wipro (NYSE:WIT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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12.8% of Perion Network shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.5% of Wipro shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Wipro shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Perion Network and Wipro’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Perion Network $273.99 million 0.22 -$72.75 million N/A N/A
Wipro $8.49 billion 2.75 $1.31 billion $0.27 19.19

Wipro has higher revenue and earnings than Perion Network.

Profitability

This table compares Perion Network and Wipro’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perion Network -26.55% 9.35% 5.30%
Wipro 15.46% 16.09% 10.54%

Volatility & Risk

Perion Network has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Wipro has a beta of 0.67, meaning that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Perion Network and Wipro, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perion Network 0 0 0 0 N/A
Wipro 4 1 0 0 1.20

Wipro has a consensus price target of $277.00, indicating a potential upside of 5,247.49%. Given Wipro’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Wipro is more favorable than Perion Network.

Dividends

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

Summary

Wipro beats Perion Network on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Perion Network Company Profile

Perion Network Ltd., a technology company, delivers advertising solutions to brands, advertising agencies, and publishers in North America, Europe, and internationally. It develops digital advertising solutions to capture consumer attention and drive engagement, as well as delivers ads across a portfolio of Websites and mobile applications. The company's proprietary social marketing platform offers a dashboard for marketers that make media buying efficient on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social networks and platforms. Its platform allows advertisers to control their marketing expenditures, in-house planning and strategy, and utilize the technical tool to create operational marketing efficiencies. In addition, the company provides search-based monetization solutions for publishers with analytics capabilities to track and monitor their business performance; toolbar platform, which allows publishers to create, implement, and distribute Web browser toolbars, as well as through consumer products; Smilebox, a photo sharing and social expression product; and IncrediMail a messaging application that enables consumers to manage various email accounts in a single place. The company is headquartered in Holon, Israel.

Wipro Company Profile

Wipro Limited operates as an information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services company worldwide. The company's IT Services segment 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, infrastructure services, analytics services, business process services, research and development, and hardware and software design services to enterprises. This segment serves customers in various industry verticals comprising banking, financial services, and insurance; healthcare and life sciences; consumer business units; energy, natural resources, and utilities; manufacturing and technology; and communications. Its IT Products segment distributes third-party IT products comprising enterprise platforms, networking solutions, software products, data storage, contact center infrastructure, enterprise security, IT optimization technologies, video solutions, and end-user computing solutions. This segment sells its products through direct sales force to enterprises in various industries, including government, defense, IT and IT-enabled services, telecommunications, manufacturing, utilities, education, and financial services. The company also operates crowdsourcing marketplace, which connects various designers, developers, and data scientists with customers via online computer programming competitions hosted on its platform. Wipro Limited has a collaboration with Red Hat, Inc. to set up a cloud application factory that offers developers and IT teams a methodology for application modernization across public, private, and hybrid clouds. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bengaluru, India.

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