Financial Analysis: Mongodb (MDB) and MobileIron (MOBL)

Mongodb (NASDAQ: MDB) and MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Mongodb and MobileIron, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mongodb 0 4 4 0 2.50
MobileIron 1 2 3 0 2.33

Mongodb presently has a consensus price target of $33.83, suggesting a potential upside of 16.47%. MobileIron has a consensus price target of $5.30, suggesting a potential upside of 34.18%. Given MobileIron’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe MobileIron is more favorable than Mongodb.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mongodb and MobileIron’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mongodb $101.35 million 14.50 -$86.68 million N/A N/A
MobileIron $163.93 million 2.31 -$67.18 million ($0.64) -6.17

MobileIron has higher revenue and earnings than Mongodb.


This table compares Mongodb and MobileIron’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mongodb N/A N/A N/A
MobileIron -33.88% -164.43% -36.43%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

51.2% of MobileIron shares are held by institutional investors. 31.7% of MobileIron shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Mongodb beats MobileIron on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mongodb

MongoDB, Inc. is a United States-based modern, general purpose database platform. Its platform is designed to run applications at scale across a broad range of use cases in the cloud, on-premise or in a hybrid environment. Its primary subscription package is MongoDB Enterprise Advanced, which includes its proprietary database server, security, enterprise management capabilities, its graphical user interface, analytics integrations and technical support. It also offers MongoDB Atlas, its cloud hosted database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering that includes infrastructure and management of its community server offering. The Company’s The MongoDB enterprise database server, called Enterprise Server, is its proprietary database. The Company’s other products include Community Server, a free-to-download version of its database and MongoDB Stitch, a backend-as-a-service. The Company also provides professional services to its customers, including consulting and training.

About MobileIron

MobileIron, Inc. (MobileIron) provides a mobile information technology (IT) platform for enterprises to manage and secure mobile applications, content and devices. The Company’s solution provides enterprise security. The MobileIron Platform combines security and enterprise mobility management (EMM) tools, including mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), and mobile content management (MCM) capabilities. The Company offers EMM tools, including EMM platform, cloud security with MobileIron Access, Windows security with MobileIron Bridge and applications. MobileIron offers its customers the flexibility to deploy its solution as a cloud service or as on-premises software. Its applications include [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], MobileIron Tunnel, MobileIron Rooms, MobileIron AppConnect and AppConnect Ecosystem. The Company serves a range of industries, such as financial services, government, healthcare and legal.

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