VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) and Crexendo (OTCMKTS:CXDO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for VASCO Data Security International and Crexendo, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|VASCO Data Security International||0||1||2||0||2.67|
This table compares VASCO Data Security International and Crexendo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|VASCO Data Security International||-10.76%||6.71%||5.06%|
Risk and Volatility
VASCO Data Security International has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crexendo has a beta of 2.87, suggesting that its share price is 187% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares VASCO Data Security International and Crexendo’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|VASCO Data Security International||$193.29 million||4.55||-$22.39 million||$0.43||50.70|
|Crexendo||$10.38 million||2.33||-$1.02 million||N/A||N/A|
Crexendo has lower revenue, but higher earnings than VASCO Data Security International.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
56.9% of VASCO Data Security International shares are held by institutional investors. 22.5% of VASCO Data Security International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 77.2% of Crexendo 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.
VASCO Data Security International beats Crexendo on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About VASCO Data Security International
VASCO Data Security International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and markets digital solutions for identity, security, and business productivity worldwide. The company offers DIGIPASS software authenticators; DIGIPASS for Apps, a software development kit; DIGIPASS for Mobile, a mobile authenticator that operates as a discrete mobile application; IDENTIKEY Risk Manager, an anti-fraud solution; and application shielding with runtime application self-protection that neutralizes the threat of attacks on mobile apps. It also provides eSignLive eSignature solution; and eSignLive eVault Manager, a Web-based platform that provides mortgage lenders, auto financers, equipment lessors, and other financial services organizations the means to store, assign, and service electronic mortgage notes, and secured loans and leases. In addition, the company offers VACMAN solutions; DIGIPASS hardware authenticators to support authentication and digital signatures for applications running on desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, and smart phones; and IDENTIKEY Authentication Server, an authentication server that supports the deployment, use, and administration of DIGIPASS strong user authentication. It sells its products to financial institutions, businesses, and government organizations through direct sales force, distributors, resellers, systems integrators, and original equipment manufacturers. VASCO Data Security International, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Crexendo, Inc., a cloud services company, provides cloud telecommunications services, broadband Internet services, and other cloud business services for businesses in North America and internationally. It operates in two segments, Cloud Telecommunications and Web Services. The Cloud Telecommunications segment provides telecommunications services that transmit calls using IP or cloud technology, which converts voice signals into digital data packets for transmission over the Internet or cloud; and broadband Internet services, as well as engages in the sale and lease of cloud telecommunications equipment. This segment offers hardware and software, and unified communication solutions for businesses using IP or cloud technology over high-speed Internet connection through various devices and user interfaces, such as desktop phones, and mobile and desktop applications. The Web Services segment provides Website hosting, telecom installation, and professional services. The company was formerly known as iMergent, Inc. and changed its name to Crexendo, Inc. in May 2011. Crexendo, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.
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