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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.7% of EPAM Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.8% of Inpixon shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of EPAM Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Inpixon shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

EPAM Systems has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inpixon has a beta of 3, indicating that its stock price is 200% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares EPAM Systems and Inpixon’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EPAM Systems $1.45 billion 4.57 $72.76 million $2.85 43.55
Inpixon $45.13 million 0.13 -$35.01 million N/A N/A

EPAM Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Inpixon.

Profitability

This table compares EPAM Systems and Inpixon’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EPAM Systems 7.33% 17.45% 14.17%
Inpixon -104.33% N/A -62.89%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for EPAM Systems and Inpixon, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EPAM Systems 0 2 13 0 2.87
Inpixon 0 1 0 0 2.00

EPAM Systems presently has a consensus price target of $124.80, indicating a potential upside of 0.54%. Inpixon has a consensus price target of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 2,042.86%. Given Inpixon’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Inpixon is more favorable than EPAM Systems.

Summary

EPAM Systems beats Inpixon on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EPAM Systems

EPAM Systems, Inc. provides software product development and digital platform engineering services primarily in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. It offers software product development services, including product research, customer experience design, prototyping, program management, component design and integration, lifecycle software testing, product deployment, end-user customization, performance tuning, product support and maintenance, managed services, and porting and cross-platform migration. The company provides custom application development services, such as business and technical requirement analysis, user experience design, solution architecture creation and validation, development, component design and integration, quality assurance and testing, deployment, performance tuning, support and maintenance, legacy applications re-engineering/refactoring, porting and cross-platform migration, and documentation. It also offers application testing services, including software application testing, testing for enterprise IT, and consulting services; application maintenance and support services, such as incident management, fault investigation diagnosis, work-around provision, application bug fixes, release management, enhancements, and third-party maintenance; and infrastructure management services comprising application, database, network, server, storage, and systems operations management, as well as incident notification and resolutions. In addition, it provides enterprise information management services. It serves customers in financial service, travel and consumer, software, hi-tech, media and entertainment, and life sciences and healthcare industries. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

About Inpixon

Inpixon, through its subsidiaries, provides big data analytics and location based products and related services for the cyber-security and Internet of things markets worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Indoor Positioning Analytics and Infrastructure. The Indoor Positioning Analytics segment offers various products and services, which are delivered on premise or in the Cloud, as well as hosted Software-as-a-Service based solutions. Its products are based on a technology that detects and locates accessible cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth devices, as well as uses a data-analytics engine to deliver actionable insights and intelligent reports for security, marketing, asset management, etc. The Infrastructure segment resells third party hardware, software, and related maintenance/warranty products and services to commercial and government customers. Its products include enterprise computing, storage, virtualization, networking, etc.; and services comprise custom application/software design, architecture and development, staff augmentation, and project management. Further, the company provides IT integration and engineering solutions for network performance, secure wireless infrastructure, software application lifecycle support, and physical cyber security. It serves civilian and defense federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as enterprise customers in various sectors, including retail, manufacturing, life sciences, bio-tech, high-tech, agriculture, financial services, utilities, media and entertainment, telecom, and others. The company was formerly known as Sysorex Global and changed its name to Inpixon in March 2017. Inpixon is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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