Mongodb (NASDAQ: MDB) and GDS (NASDAQ:GDS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Mongodb and GDS’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Mongodb||$101.35 million||14.95||-$86.68 million||N/A||N/A|
|GDS||$152.09 million||17.98||-$41.60 million||($0.59)||-47.59|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
16.9% of Mongodb shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.9% of GDS shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Mongodb and GDS, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Mongodb presently has a consensus price target of $33.50, suggesting a potential upside of 11.82%. GDS has a consensus price target of $24.55, suggesting a potential downside of 12.57%. Given Mongodb’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Mongodb is more favorable than GDS.
This table compares Mongodb and GDS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Mongodb beats GDS on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
GDS Holdings Ltd is a developer and operator of data centers in China. The Company is engaged in design, build-out and operation of data centers. It operates as a carrier and cloud neutral, which enables its customers to connect to all the People’s Republic of China telecommunications carriers, and to access a number of the People’s Republic of China cloud service providers, whom it hosts in its facilities. The Company’s base of approximately 370 customers consists of Internet companies, financial institutions, telecommunications and information technology (IT) service providers, and domestic private sector and multinational corporations. It serves a community of approximately 160 People’s Republic of China and foreign financial institutions across the banking, insurance, asset management, brokerage, digital payment and financial information verticals. The Company operates its data centers in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Chengdu.
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