Financial Survey: Boingo Wireless (WIFI) & DigitalGlobe (DGI)

Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI) and DigitalGlobe (NYSE:DGI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Boingo Wireless and DigitalGlobe’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Boingo Wireless -7.13% -15.98% -4.08%
DigitalGlobe N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Boingo Wireless and DigitalGlobe, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Boingo Wireless 0 0 9 0 3.00
DigitalGlobe 0 1 0 0 2.00

Boingo Wireless presently has a consensus price target of $29.57, indicating a potential upside of 28.57%. DigitalGlobe has a consensus price target of $34.00, indicating a potential downside of 1.16%. Given Boingo Wireless’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Boingo Wireless is more favorable than DigitalGlobe.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Boingo Wireless and DigitalGlobe’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Boingo Wireless $204.37 million 4.71 -$19.36 million ($0.49) -46.94
DigitalGlobe $725.40 million 2.95 $26.50 million N/A N/A

DigitalGlobe has higher revenue and earnings than Boingo Wireless.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.4% of Boingo Wireless shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of Boingo Wireless shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of DigitalGlobe shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Boingo Wireless beats DigitalGlobe on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Boingo Wireless Company Profile

Boingo Wireless, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides wireless connectivity solutions for smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables, and other wireless-enabled consumer devices. It designs, builds, monitors, and maintains distributed antenna systems (DAS), Wi-Fi, and small cell networks at managed and operated hotspot locations, such as airports, transportation hubs, stadiums, arenas, military bases, universities, convention centers, and office campuses in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia; and offers software applications and solutions to access its Wi-Fi network of approximately 1.5 million hotspots. The company also provides Internet protocol television services for military servicemen and women living in the barracks of the United States army, air force, and marine bases; and enables individuals to purchase Internet access at its managed and operated hotspots and select partner locations through month-to-month subscription and single-use access plans. In addition, it offers access to DAS at certain of its managed and operated hotspot locations to telecom operator partners; and carrier offload services, Wi-Fi roaming and software services, and turn-key solutions to network operators, device manufacturers, technology companies, enterprise software and services companies, venue operators, and financial services companies, as well as provides display advertising, sponsored access, and promotional programs. The company was formerly known as Project Mammoth, Inc. and changed its name to Boingo Wireless, Inc. in October 2001. Boingo Wireless, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

DigitalGlobe Company Profile

DigitalGlobe, Inc. is a provider of Earth imagery, data and analysis. The Company’s imagery solutions and other services support a range of uses, including mission-planning, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration and infrastructure management. The Company’s imagery solutions and other services are sourced from its own satellite constellation and third-party providers. The Company sells its products and services through a combination of direct and indirect channels, consisting of a global network of resellers, strategic partners and direct enterprise sales to its United States Government and Diversified Commercial customer groups. The Company offers products consisting of imagery from its constellation of satellites, and provides geospatial products and services. The Company processes its imagery to varying levels according to its customers’ specifications and delivers its products using the distribution method.

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