Wandisco (OTCMKTS: WANSF) and Franklin Covey (NYSE:FC) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
49.0% of Franklin Covey shares are held by institutional investors. 33.4% of Franklin Covey shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Wandisco and Franklin Covey, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Franklin Covey has a consensus target price of $21.00, indicating a potential downside of 22.65%. Given Franklin Covey’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Franklin Covey is more favorable than Wandisco.
This table compares Wandisco and Franklin Covey’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Wandisco and Franklin Covey’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Franklin Covey||$185.26 million||2.03||-$7.17 million||($0.41)||-66.22|
Wandisco has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Franklin Covey.
Franklin Covey beats Wandisco on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Wandisco Company Profile
WANdisco plc engages in the development and provision of collaboration software worldwide. It offers WANdisco Fusion, a general-purpose replication platform transfers data across various environments with guaranteed consistency, no downtime, and no data loss. In addition, the company offers cloud migration, cloud replication, data lakes, developer collaboration, disaster recovery, hybrid cloud, Internet of things, and real-time analytics solutions. It serves Big Data and Cloud Fusion customers, as well as original equipment manufacturers. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Sheffield, the United Kingdom.
Franklin Covey Company Profile
Franklin Covey Co. is a global company specializing in performance improvement. The Company’s segments are Direct Offices, Strategic Markets, Education practice and International Licensees. The Direct Offices segment consists of its geographic sales offices that serve the United States and Canada, its international sales offices located in Japan, the United Kingdom and Australia, and its public programs group. The Strategic Markets segment includes its government services office, the Sales Performance practice, the Customer Loyalty practice, and a new Global 50 group, which is specifically focused on sales to large, multi-national organizations. The Education practice segment consists of its domestic and international Education practice operations, which are centered on sales to educational institutions, such as elementary schools, high schools, and colleges and universities. The International Licensees segment consists of its international licensees’ royalty revenues.
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