ePlus inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) and Mavenir Systems (NASDAQ:MVNR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for ePlus inc. and Mavenir Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ePlus inc. 0 2 1 0 2.33
Mavenir Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A

ePlus inc. currently has a consensus target price of $29.73, indicating a potential downside of 68.46%. Given ePlus inc.’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe ePlus inc. is more favorable than Mavenir Systems.

Profitability

This table compares ePlus inc. and Mavenir Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ePlus inc. 3.81% 15.95% 7.42%
Mavenir Systems -36.45% -68.72% -35.57%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.9% of ePlus inc. shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of ePlus inc. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ePlus inc. and Mavenir Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ePlus inc. $1.40 billion 0.95 $101.15 million $3.84 24.58
Mavenir Systems N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

ePlus inc. has higher revenue and earnings than Mavenir Systems.

Summary

ePlus inc. beats Mavenir Systems on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

ePlus inc. Company Profile

ePlus inc. is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of selling, leasing, financing and managing information technology. It operates through two segments: technology and financing. The technology segment sells information technology (IT) hardware products, third-party software and maintenance contracts, its own and third-party professional and managed services, and its software. The financing segment operations primarily consist of the financing of information technology equipment, software and related services. Both segments sell to commercial entities, state and local governments, government contractors and educational institutions. The Company is a provider of IT solutions, which enable organizations to optimize their IT environment and supply chain processes. It delivers and integrates IT products and software from various vendors, and provides private, hybrid, and public cloud solutions.

Mavenir Systems Company Profile

Mavenir Systems, Inc. (Mavenir) is a provider of software-based telecommunications networking solutions. The Company’s solutions enable mobile service providers to deliver Internet protocol (IP)-based voice, video, communications and messaging services to subscribers across the world. The Company’s product categories include Voice and Video, and Enhanced Messaging. The Voice and Video product category includes Telephony Application Server (TAS), Voice over long term evolution (LTE) Interworking Function (VoLTE IWF), Media Resource Function (MRF), Mobility Application Server (MAS), Call Session Control Function (CSCF), Equipment Identity Register (EIR), Unified Access Gateway (UAG), Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC). The Enhanced Messaging product category includes Rich Messaging Server (RMS), Messaging Routers and Gateways, Presence and Resource List Service (PRS) and XML Document Management System (XDMS).

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