Tech Data (NASDAQ:TECD) and Speed Commerce (OTCMKTS:SPDC) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Tech Data and Speed Commerce’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Tech Data||$36.78 billion||0.08||$116.64 million||$9.11||8.25|
Tech Data has higher revenue and earnings than Speed Commerce.
Volatility and Risk
Tech Data has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Speed Commerce has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Tech Data and Speed Commerce’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
95.4% of Tech Data shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Tech Data shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Speed Commerce shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Tech Data and Speed Commerce, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Tech Data presently has a consensus target price of $101.17, indicating a potential upside of 34.67%. Given Tech Data’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tech Data is more favorable than Speed Commerce.
Tech Data beats Speed Commerce on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation engages in the wholesale distribution of technology products. It offers endpoint portfolio solutions, including PC systems, mobile phones and accessories, printers, peripherals, supplies, endpoint technology software, and consumer electronics; and advanced portfolio solutions, such as storage, networking, servers, advanced technology software, and converged and hyper-converged infrastructure, as well as specialized solutions. The company serves value-added resellers, direct marketers, retailers, and corporate resellers. Tech Data Corporation sells its products to customers in approximately 100 countries in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida.
About Speed Commerce
Speed Commerce, Inc. provides e-commerce and fulfillment services to retailers and manufacturers in the United States and Canada. It offers Web platform development and hosting, order management, fulfillment, logistics, and contact center services, which provide customers with transaction-based services and information management tools. The company was formerly known as Navarre Corporation and changed its name to Speed Commerce, Inc. in September 2013. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.
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