11 Nov CTO Jon Cartu Says – Comparing InterCloud Systems (OTCMKTS:ICLD) and Fidelity…
Fidelity National Information Servcs (NYSE:FIS) and InterCloud Systems (OTCMKTS:ICLD) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.
This table compares Fidelity National Information Servcs and InterCloud Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Fidelity National Information Servcs||8.24%||12.07%||5.82%|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Fidelity National Information Servcs and InterCloud Systems, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Fidelity National Information Servcs||0||3||19||0||2.86|
Fidelity National Information Servcs currently has a consensus target price of $149.25, indicating a potential upside of 14.20%. Given Fidelity National Information Servcs’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Fidelity National Information Servcs is more favorable than InterCloud Systems.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
92.7% of Fidelity National Information Servcs shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Fidelity National Information Servcs shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of InterCloud Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Fidelity National Information Servcs and InterCloud Systems’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Fidelity National Information Servcs||$8.42 billion||9.54||$846.00 million||$5.23||24.99|
|InterCloud Systems||$34.52 million||0.01||-$44.33 million||N/A||N/A|
Fidelity National Information Servcs has higher revenue and earnings than InterCloud Systems.
Fidelity National Information Servcs pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. InterCloud Systems does not pay a dividend. Fidelity National Information Servcs pays out 26.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Risk & Volatility
Fidelity National Information Servcs has a beta of 0.63, meaning that its share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, InterCloud Systems has a beta of 2.9, meaning that its share price is 190% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Fidelity National Information Servcs beats InterCloud Systems on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Fidelity National Information Servcs Company Profile
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. operates as a financial services technology company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Integrated Financial Solutions and Global Financial Solutions segments. The Integrated Financial Solutions segment offers core processing and ancillary applications; digital solutions, including Internet, mobile, and e-banking; fraud, risk management, and compliance solutions; electronic funds transfer and network services; card and retail solutions; corporate liquidity and wealth management services; item processing and output services; government payments solutions; and e-payment solutions. The Global Financial Solutions segment securities processing and finance, global trading, asset management and insurance, and retail banking and payment services. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
InterCloud Systems Company Profile
InterCloud Systems, Inc. provides networking orchestration and automation for software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization environments to telecommunications service provider and corporate enterprise markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Applications and Infrastructure and Professional Services. The Applications and Infrastructure segment provides applications and services, including SDN training, SDN software development and integration, and vertical network function validation; and cabling and other field installations, as well as designs, engineers, installs, and maintains various types of Wi-Fi and DAS networks to enterprise customers. The Professional Services segment engages in the design and deployment of SDN and software-defined wide area networking solutions for enterprise and carrier accounts. The company is based in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.
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