Analyzing CA (CA) and (GDS)

CA (NASDAQ: CA) and (NYSE:GDS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares CA and ‘s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CA $4.04 billion 3.37 $775.00 million $1.74 18.68

CA has higher revenue and earnings than .


This table compares CA and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CA 17.83% 15.74% 7.50%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.1% of CA shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of CA shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


CA pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. does not pay a dividend. CA pays out 58.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for CA and , as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CA 3 9 5 0 2.12
0 0 0 0 N/A

CA presently has a consensus price target of $33.34, indicating a potential upside of 2.55%.


CA beats on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CA

CA, Inc. (CA) is engaged in providing software solutions enabling customers to plan, develop, manage and secure applications and enterprise environments across distributed, cloud, mobile and mainframe platforms. The Company operates through three business segments: Mainframe Solutions, Enterprise Solutions and Services. Its Mainframe Solutions and Enterprise Solutions segments comprise the Company’s software business organized by the nature of its software offerings and the platform on which the products operate. The Services segment comprises product implementation, consulting, customer education, customer training and application management services. CA’s Mainframe Solutions segment consists of various product offerings, including Application Development, Databases and Database Management, Security & Compliance, and Systems and Operations Management. The Enterprise Solutions segment consists of various product offerings, including Agile Management, DevOps and Security.

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