CA (CA) and Mongodb (MDB) Critical Analysis

CA (NASDAQ: CA) and Mongodb (NASDAQ:MDB) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.


CA pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Mongodb does not pay a dividend. CA pays out 57.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CA 2 9 4 0 2.13
Mongodb 0 4 5 0 2.56

CA currently has a consensus target price of $33.82, indicating a potential downside of 4.31%. Mongodb has a consensus target price of $33.50, indicating a potential upside of 11.82%. Given Mongodb’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Mongodb is more favorable than CA.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CA 10.23% 16.52% 7.68%
Mongodb N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

69.0% of CA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.2% of Mongodb shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of CA 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CA and Mongodb’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CA $4.04 billion 3.65 $775.00 million $1.78 19.85
Mongodb $101.35 million 14.95 -$86.68 million N/A N/A

CA has higher revenue and earnings than Mongodb.


CA beats Mongodb on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CA

CA, Inc. (CA) is engaged in providing software solutions enabling customers to plan, develop, manage and secure applications and enterprise environments across distributed, cloud, mobile and mainframe platforms. The Company operates through three business segments: Mainframe Solutions, Enterprise Solutions and Services. Its Mainframe Solutions and Enterprise Solutions segments comprise the Company’s software business organized by the nature of its software offerings and the platform on which the products operate. The Services segment comprises product implementation, consulting, customer education, customer training and application management services. CA’s Mainframe Solutions segment consists of various product offerings, including Application Development, Databases and Database Management, Security & Compliance, and Systems and Operations Management. The Enterprise Solutions segment consists of various product offerings, including Agile Management, DevOps and Security.

About Mongodb

MongoDB, Inc. is a 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.

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