Mitek Systems (NASDAQ: MITK) and Xerox (NYSE:XRX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Mitek Systems and Xerox’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Xerox has higher revenue and earnings than Mitek Systems. Xerox is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mitek Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Xerox pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Mitek Systems does not pay a dividend. Xerox pays out 28.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Xerox has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
46.6% of Mitek Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 85.7% of Xerox shares are held by institutional investors. 8.5% of Mitek Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Xerox shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Mitek Systems and Xerox’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Mitek Systems and Xerox, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Mitek Systems currently has a consensus price target of $12.25, indicating a potential upside of 64.43%. Xerox has a consensus price target of $36.00, indicating a potential upside of 28.66%. Given Mitek Systems’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Mitek Systems is more favorable than Xerox.
Volatility and Risk
Mitek Systems has a beta of 0.47, indicating that its share price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xerox has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Xerox beats Mitek Systems on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Mitek Systems Company Profile
Mitek Systems, Inc. develops, markets and sells mobile capture and identity verification software solutions for enterprise customers. The Company’s technology allows users to remotely deposit checks, open accounts, get insurance quotes, pay bills, as well as verify their identity by taking pictures of various documents with their camera-equipped smartphones and tablets instead of using the device keyboard. Its technology uses algorithms to correct image distortion, extract relevant data, route images to their desired location and process transactions. Its technology processes images of documents in various ways. The Company’s products include Mobile Verify, Mobile Fill, Mobile Docs, Mobile Deposit and Commercial Mobile Deposit Capture. Its mobile technology solutions are provided in two parts: a software development kit (SDK) for mobile capture, and a software platform for image correction, detection, extraction and authentication.
Xerox Company Profile
Xerox Corporation designs, develops, and sells document management systems and solutions worldwide. It offers managed document services, including managed print services and multi-channel communication services, as well as a range of digital solutions, such as workflow automation services, content management, and digitization services. The company also provides desktop monochrome and color printers, and multifunction printers; copiers, digital printing presses and light production devices, and solutions; graphic communications and commercial printers; inkjet presses; and FreeFlow portfolio of software solutions for the automation and integration of print jobs processing. In addition, it sells paper products, wide-format systems, and global imaging systems network integration solutions. The company sells its products and services directly to its customers through sales force, as well as through independent agents, dealers, value-added resellers, systems integrators, and the Web. Xerox Corporation was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.
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