Analyzing MINDBODY (MB) and Verisk Analytics (VRSK)

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MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) and Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for MINDBODY and Verisk Analytics, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MINDBODY 0 11 2 0 2.15
Verisk Analytics 1 6 2 0 2.11

MINDBODY presently has a consensus price target of $36.29, indicating a potential downside of 0.46%. Verisk Analytics has a consensus price target of $118.56, indicating a potential downside of 13.17%. Given MINDBODY’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe MINDBODY is more favorable than Verisk Analytics.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.9% of Verisk Analytics shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.0% of MINDBODY shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of Verisk Analytics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

MINDBODY has a beta of -0.35, suggesting that its share price is 135% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Verisk Analytics has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Verisk Analytics pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. MINDBODY does not pay a dividend. Verisk Analytics pays out 6.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares MINDBODY and Verisk Analytics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MINDBODY -16.91% -9.15% -5.64%
Verisk Analytics 25.00% 32.77% 11.55%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MINDBODY and Verisk Analytics’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MINDBODY $182.63 million 9.57 -$14.79 million ($0.30) -121.53
Verisk Analytics $2.40 billion 9.32 $598.70 million $4.11 33.22

Verisk Analytics has higher revenue and earnings than MINDBODY. MINDBODY is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Verisk Analytics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Verisk Analytics beats MINDBODY on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

MINDBODY Company Profile

MINDBODY, Inc. operates a cloud-based business management software and payments platform for the small and medium-sized businesses in the wellness services industry. Its platform enables businesses to run, market, and build scheduling and online booking, performance tracking, staff management, client relationship management, integrated payment processing, retail point-of-sale, purchase tracking, inventory, hardware integration, analytics and reporting, branded Web, mobility, social integration, client acquisition dashboard, security and compliance, and integration with other cloud-based partners for yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling, group and personal training, boutique fitness, salons, spas, and integrative health businesses. The company offers its software platform to its subscribers as a subscription-based service. It also connects consumers with businesses through its MINDBODY app, a consumer-facing mobile application that allows consumers to discover, evaluate, book, and pay for wellness services; MINDBODY Network, a fee-based platform that connects its customers with local consumers through the MINDBODY app and third-party partner applications, or Websites; and MINDBODY API Platform and Partner Ecosystem, a platform focuses in areas, such as marketing automation, accounting, loyalty, mobile, and social interactions. The company sells its subscriptions through a direct sales team primarily in San Luis Obispo, California; the United Kingdom; and Australia. MINDBODY, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in San Luis Obispo, California.

Verisk Analytics Company Profile

Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions in the United States and internationally. It provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, and various other fields. The company operates through three segments: Insurance, Energy and Specialized Markets, and Financial Services. The Insurance segment focuses on the prediction of loss, selection and pricing of risk, and compliance with their reporting requirements for property and casualty customers. It also develops predictive models to forecast scenarios and produce standard and customized analytics that help its customers to manage their businesses, including detecting fraud before and after a loss event, and quantifying losses. The Energy and Specialized Markets segment provides data analytics for the natural resources value chain, including energy, chemicals, metals, mining, power, and renewables sectors; research and consulting services focusing on exploration strategies and screening, asset development and acquisition, commodity markets, and corporate analysis; and consultancy services in the areas of business environment, business improvement, business strategies, commercial advisory, and transaction support, as well as analysis and advice on assets, companies, governments, and markets. The Financial Services segment offers algorithms, business intelligence, and customized analytic services to financial institutions, payment networks and processors, alternative lenders, regulators, and merchants. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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