EarthLink Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: ELNK) and Inventergy Global (NASDAQ:INVT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitabiliy, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.
EarthLink Holdings Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Inventergy Global does not pay a dividend. EarthLink Holdings Corp. pays out -2,000.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
EarthLink Holdings Corp. has a beta of 0.94, meaning that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inventergy Global has a beta of -0.44, meaning that its stock price is 144% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for EarthLink Holdings Corp. and Inventergy Global, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|EarthLink Holdings Corp.||0||3||2||0||2.40|
EarthLink Holdings Corp. presently has a consensus target price of $10.23, indicating a potential upside of 81.62%. Given EarthLink Holdings Corp.’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe EarthLink Holdings Corp. is more favorable than Inventergy Global.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
88.4% of EarthLink Holdings Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.1% of Inventergy Global shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of EarthLink Holdings Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.6% of Inventergy Global shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares EarthLink Holdings Corp. and Inventergy Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|EarthLink Holdings Corp.||-0.01%||-14.46%||-0.55%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares EarthLink Holdings Corp. and Inventergy Global’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|EarthLink Holdings Corp.||N/A||N/A||N/A||($0.01)||-563.00|
|Inventergy Global||$1.75 million||0.60||-$4.19 million||N/A||N/A|
EarthLink Holdings Corp. has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Inventergy Global.
EarthLink Holdings Corp. beats Inventergy Global on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
EarthLink Holdings Corp. Company Profile
EarthLink, Inc. (EarthLink), is a network, communications and information technology (IT) services provider to business and residential customers in the United States. The Company operates in two segments: Business Services and Consumer Services. EarthLink’s Business Services segment provides a range of data, voice, managed IT and equipment services to business customers. Its Consumer Services segment provides nationwide Internet access and related value-added services to residential customers. EarthLink operates a network, including approximately 28,800 route miles of fiber, 90 metro fiber rings and four enterprise-class data centers and provides Internet protocol (IP) access services to customers across more than 90% of the United States. In April 2011, EarthLink acquired One Communications Corp. (One Communications). In July 2013, Earthlink Inc completed the acquisition CenterBeam Inc.
Inventergy Global Company Profile
Inventergy Global, Inc. is an intellectual property (IP) investment and licensing company. The Company offers clients a professional corporate licensing model for IP value creation. The Company’s Technical Lead and associated group works to understand the science and/or technology behind the patents of a particular portfolio, under the review of the Legal Lead and in support of the Business team. This group coordinates the work of third party technology consultants, including technical external resources, such as technical experts, reverse engineering consultancies and other providers, to deliver inputs to the Legal and Business teams. The Legal Lead and Team manage the existing patent asset portfolio from a global perspective and also manage further prosecution of continuing patent cases. The Legal Lead also is responsible for the legal structure and legal documents of any license or negotiated settlement with prospective licensees.
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