Reviewing Altaba (NASDAQ:AABA) and Onespan (NASDAQ:OSPN)

Altaba (NASDAQ:AABA) and Onespan (NASDAQ:OSPN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

75.4% of Altaba shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.2% of Onespan shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Altaba shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.3% of Onespan shares are held by company insiders. 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.



Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Altaba and Onespan’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Altaba $5.17 billion 7.03 -$214.32 million N/A N/A
Onespan $212.28 million 3.13 $3.85 million $0.36 45.75

Onespan has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Altaba.

Profitability

This table compares Altaba and Onespan’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Altaba N/A N/A N/A
Onespan -2.30% 2.45% 1.76%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Altaba and Onespan, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Altaba 0 1 0 0 2.00
Onespan 0 1 4 0 2.80

Altaba currently has a consensus target price of $78.00, indicating a potential upside of 11.44%. Onespan has a consensus target price of $20.25, indicating a potential upside of 22.95%. Given Onespan’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Onespan is more favorable than Altaba.

Volatility and Risk

Altaba has a beta of 1.91, indicating that its stock price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Onespan has a beta of 2.12, indicating that its stock price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Onespan beats Altaba on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Altaba

Altaba Inc. operates as a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company in the United States. Its assets consist primarily of equity investments, short-term debt investments, and cash. The company was formerly known as Yahoo! Inc. and changed its name to Altaba Inc. in June 2017. Altaba Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in New York, New York.

About Onespan

OneSpan, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of security solutions for identity, security, and business productivity that protect and facilitate transactions online, via mobile devices, and in-person. Its solutions has the following functions: secure access to online accounts, data, assets, and applications for global enterprises; provide tools for application developers to easily integrate security functions into their web-based and mobile applications; and facilitate digital transactions involving the signing, sending, and managing of documents. The company was founded by T. Kendall Hunt in 1991 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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