Reviewing Endava (DAVA) & Verisign (VRSN)

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Endava (NASDAQ: VRSN) and Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Endava and Verisign, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Endava 0 3 2 0 2.40
Verisign 1 3 0 0 1.75

Endava currently has a consensus target price of $28.40, indicating a potential upside of 11.37%. Verisign has a consensus target price of $140.25, indicating a potential downside of 11.31%. Given Endava’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Endava is more favorable than Verisign.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.3% of Verisign shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Verisign shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Endava and Verisign’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Endava N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Verisign $1.17 billion 16.55 $457.24 million $3.68 42.97

Verisign has higher revenue and earnings than Endava.

Profitability

This table compares Endava and Verisign’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Endava N/A N/A N/A
Verisign 40.38% -37.20% 17.81%

Summary

Verisign beats Endava on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Endava Company Profile

Endava Plc engages in the provision of technology services which involves collaborations with its clients. The firm works with finance, insurance, telecommunications, media, technology, and retail companies. The company was founded by John Cotterell in 2000 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Verisign Company Profile

VeriSign, Inc. provides domain name registry services and Internet security worldwide. The company offers registry services that operate the authoritative directory of .com, .net, .cc, .tv, .gov, .jobs, .edu, .name, and other domain names. Its registry services allow individuals and organizations to establish their online identities. The company also provides infrastructure assurance services, including distributed denial of service protection and managed domain name system services. It serves financial institutions, software-as-a-service providers, e-commerce providers, and media companies through direct sales and indirect channels. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

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