Asiainfo-Linkage (NASDAQ: ASIA) and Infosys (NYSE:INFY) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Asiainfo-Linkage and Infosys’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Infosys||$10.21 billion||3.74||$2.14 billion||$1.09||16.14|
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Asiainfo-Linkage and Infosys, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Infosys has a consensus target price of $15.23, suggesting a potential downside of 13.42%.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
19.9% of Infosys shares are held by institutional investors. 22.4% of Infosys shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Asiainfo-Linkage and Infosys’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Infosys pays an annual dividend of $0.39 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Asiainfo-Linkage does not pay a dividend. Infosys pays out 35.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Asiainfo-Linkage has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.
Infosys beats Asiainfo-Linkage on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Asiainfo-Linkage Company Profile
AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (AsiaInfo) is a provider of telecommunications software solutions and information technology (IT), related services in the People’s Republic of China. The Company’s software and services enable its customers to build, maintain, operate, manage and improve their communications infrastructure. Its provides software solutions to telecommunications carriers and cable television operators in the People’s Republic of China, as well as telecommunications operators in other countries, including business operation support systems, including billing, customer relationship management and partnership relationship management applications. In January 2014, the Company announced the completion of the merger, pursuant to which Skipper Acquisition Corporation merged with and into the Company, with the Company continuing as the surviving company after the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Skipper Limited.
Infosys Company Profile
Infosys Limited is engaged in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, provides business information technology services comprising application development and maintenance, independent validation, infrastructure management, engineering services comprising product engineering and life cycle solutions and business process management; consulting and systems integration services comprising consulting, enterprise solutions, systems integration and advanced technologies; products, business platforms and solutions to accelerate intellectual property-led innovation, including Finacle, its banking solution, and offerings in the areas of Analytics, Cloud and Digital Transformation. Its segments are Financial Services and Insurance (FSI), Manufacturing and Hi-tech (MFG & Hi-TECH), Energy & utilities, Communication and Services (ECS), Retail, Consumer packaged goods and Logistics (RCL), and Life Sciences and Healthcare (LSH).
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