Sogou (SOGO) versus MIND C.T.I. (MNDO) Critical Comparison

Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) and MIND C.T.I. (NASDAQ:MNDO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Sogou and MIND C.T.I., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sogou 0 3 0 0 2.00
MIND C.T.I. 0 0 0 0 N/A



Sogou currently has a consensus price target of $11.10, suggesting a potential upside of 89.10%. Given Sogou’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Sogou is more favorable than MIND C.T.I..

Profitability

This table compares Sogou and MIND C.T.I.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sogou 7.96% 13.07% 8.90%
MIND C.T.I. 29.27% 24.37% 18.43%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.4% of Sogou shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.9% of MIND C.T.I. shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

MIND C.T.I. pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.0%. Sogou does not pay a dividend. MIND C.T.I. has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Sogou has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MIND C.T.I. has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sogou and MIND C.T.I.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sogou $908.36 million 2.57 $82.20 million $0.29 20.24
MIND C.T.I. $18.06 million 2.67 $5.61 million N/A N/A

Sogou has higher revenue and earnings than MIND C.T.I..

Summary

MIND C.T.I. beats Sogou on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sogou Company Profile

Sogou Inc. provides search and search-related services in the People's Republic of China. The company provides Sogou Search, a search engine; and Sogou Input Method, a Chinese language input software for mobile and PC MAUs. It also offers search and search-related advertising services; Internet value-added services related to the operation of Web games and mobile games developed by third parties; and online reading services, as well as other products and services, including smart hardware products. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. Sogou Inc. is a subsidiary of Sohu.com Inc.

MIND C.T.I. Company Profile

MIND C.T.I. Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, supports, implements, and operates real-time and off-line convergent billing and customer care software solutions in the United States, the United Kingdom and Rest of Europe, Israel, and internationally. The company offers billing and customer care solution that supports various services, such as voice, data, and content services, as well as prepaid, postpaid, and pay-in-advance payment models in a single platform. Its solutions also include a workflow engine to support the implementation of business processes, including subscriber registration, order management, trouble ticket, and debt collection; and an integral point of sale solution that covers all dealer, store and cashier management, and sales processes. In addition, the company offers professional services comprising installation, turnkey project implementation services, customer support, training and maintenance services, software and process customization, and project management, as well as managed services, including day to day billing operational tasks primarily to its billing and customer care customers. Further, it provides PhonEX-ONE, a call management system that collects, records, and stores call information, which is used by corporations for telecom expense management, call accounting, traffic analysis, and fraud detection. The company offers its products directly, as well as through network equipment vendors and systems integrators, and resellers primarily to communication providers, such as traditional wireline and wireless, voice over IP, broadband IP network operators, LTE operators, cable operators, and mobile virtual network operators. MIND C.T.I. Ltd. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Yokne'am Illit, Israel.

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