Head to Head Analysis: Sify Technologies (NASDAQ:SIFY) vs. IHS Markit (NASDAQ:INFO)

Sify Technologies (NASDAQ:SIFY) and IHS Markit (NASDAQ:INFO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sify Technologies and IHS Markit’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sify Technologies $311.50 million 0.18 $15.45 million $0.10 14.50
IHS Markit $4.01 billion 6.53 $542.30 million $1.98 32.95

IHS Markit has higher revenue and earnings than Sify Technologies. Sify Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than IHS Markit, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Sify Technologies and IHS Markit, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sify Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00
IHS Markit 1 4 8 0 2.54

Sify Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 175.86%. IHS Markit has a consensus target price of $61.83, suggesting a potential downside of 5.24%. Given Sify Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Sify Technologies is more favorable than IHS Markit.

Risk & Volatility

Sify Technologies has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IHS Markit has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Sify Technologies and IHS Markit’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sify Technologies N/A N/A N/A
IHS Markit 10.49% 10.13% 5.11%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

4.7% of Sify Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.2% of IHS Markit shares are held by institutional investors. 77.0% of Sify Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of IHS Markit shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Sify Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. IHS Markit does not pay a dividend. Sify Technologies pays out 10.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

IHS Markit beats Sify Technologies on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sify Technologies Company Profile

Sify Technologies Ltd. engages in the provision of integrated Internet, network, and electronic commerce services in India. It operates through the following segments: Telecom-centric Services, and Data Center-centric Information Technology Services. The Telecom-centric Services segment includes domestic data, international data wholesale voice, and network managed services. The Data Center-centric Information Technology Services segment comprises of data center; cloud and managed; technology integration, and applications integration services. The company was founded on December 12, 1995 and is headquartered in Chennai, India.

IHS Markit Company Profile

IHS Markit Ltd. provides critical information, analytics, and solutions for various industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company's information, analytics, and solutions enhance operational efficiency and offer deep insights for customers in business, finance, and government. Its Resources segment provides upstream, midstream, downstream, and power/gas/coal/renewables services. This segment also offers data for manufacturing processes, as well as capital expenditure, cost, price, production, trade, demand, and capacity industry analysis and forecasts. The company's Transportation segment provides authoritative analysis, as well as sales and production forecasts for light vehicles, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, powertrains, components, and technology systems; and performance measurement tools and marketing solutions for carmakers, dealers, and agencies. It also offers comprehensive data on ships, as well as monthly import and export statistics on approximately 90 countries; and specifications for military vehicles, naval vessels, and aircraft types. The company's Consolidated Markets & Solutions segment provides discovery technologies, research tools, and software-based engineering decision engines; components and devices, performance analytics, and end market intelligence for technology, media, and telecom industries; and economic and risk data, forecast, and analytic tools. Its Financial Services segment provides pricing and reference data, indices, valuation and trading services, trade processing, enterprise software, and managed services to traders, portfolio managers, risk managers, research professionals, and other financial markets participants, as well as operations, compliance, and enterprise data managers. IHS Markit Ltd. was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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