Comparing InterCloud Systems (OTCMKTS:ICLD) and QuoteMedia (OTCMKTS:QMCI)

InterCloud Systems (OTCMKTS:ICLD) and QuoteMedia (OTCMKTS:QMCI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares InterCloud Systems and QuoteMedia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
InterCloud Systems N/A N/A N/A
QuoteMedia 6.02% -41.59% 18.20%



Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for InterCloud Systems and QuoteMedia, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
InterCloud Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
QuoteMedia 0 0 1 0 3.00

QuoteMedia has a consensus price target of $0.25, suggesting a potential upside of 13.64%. Given QuoteMedia’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe QuoteMedia is more favorable than InterCloud Systems.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares InterCloud Systems and QuoteMedia’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
InterCloud Systems $34.52 million 0.01 -$44.33 million N/A N/A
QuoteMedia $11.13 million 1.79 $500,000.00 N/A N/A

QuoteMedia has lower revenue, but higher earnings than InterCloud Systems.

Risk & Volatility

InterCloud Systems has a beta of 2.84, indicating that its share price is 184% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QuoteMedia has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

QuoteMedia beats InterCloud Systems on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

InterCloud Systems Company Profile

InterCloud Systems, Inc. provides networking orchestration and automation for software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization environments to telecommunications service provider and corporate enterprise markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Applications and Infrastructure and Professional Services. The Applications and Infrastructure segment provides applications and services, including SDN training, SDN software development and integration, and vertical network function validation; and cabling and other field installations, as well as designs, engineers, installs, and maintains various types of Wi-Fi and DAS networks to enterprise customers. The Professional Services segment engages in the design and deployment of SDN and software-defined wide area networking solutions for enterprise and carrier accounts. The company is based in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.

QuoteMedia Company Profile

QuoteMedia, Inc. provides financial data, news feeds, market research information, and financial software solutions to online brokerages, clearing firms, banks, financial service companies, media portals, and public corporations worldwide. It collects, aggregates, and delivers delayed and real-time financial data content through the Internet. The company also offers market information and services, including streaming stock market data feeds, research and analysis information, content applications, portfolio management systems, software products, corporate investor relations provisioning, news services, wireless applications, and custom development. In addition, its data feed coverage includes equities, options, futures, commodities, currencies, mutual funds, and indices. Further, the company provides financial data delivery application products and components comprising quote modules, charts, market movers, news, watch lists, tickers, market summaries, option chains, SEC filings, investor relations solutions, component fundamentals, and others. Additionally, it offers Quotestream, a Web-delivered embedded application, which provides real-time, tick-by-tick, and streaming market quotes and research information; and Quotestream Mobile that allows users to access financial data, news, and charting in real time or delayed modes from various handheld devices. The company also provides Quotestream Professional, which offers market coverage, data, customizable screens, charting, technical analysis, news, and research data primarily to financial services professionals and their support personnel; Web Portfolio Manager that allows users to track their holdings, conduct research, and analyze performance for stocks, mutual funds, and indices listed on exchanges; and Quotestream Connect that delivers real time data feeds to individual users to power third party applications. QuoteMedia, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

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