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Head-To-Head Survey: Cogent Communications (NASDAQ:CCOI) and Gridsum (GSUM)

Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large … Gridsum Holding Inc. provides data analysis software for enterprises and …

Cogent Communications (NASDAQ:CCOI) and Gridsum (NASDAQ:GSUM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.5% of Cogent Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.3% of Gridsum shares are held by institutional investors. 10.2% of Cogent Communications shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Cogent Communications pays an annual dividend of $2.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Gridsum does not pay a dividend. Cogent Communications pays out 368.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Cogent Communications has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Cogent Communications and Gridsum, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cogent Communications 1 5 2 0 2.13
Gridsum 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cogent Communications presently has a consensus target price of $50.00, indicating a potential downside of 11.49%. Given Cogent Communications’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cogent Communications is more favorable than Gridsum.

Risk and Volatility

Cogent Communications has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gridsum has a beta of 3.66, suggesting that its stock price is 266% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cogent Communications and Gridsum’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cogent Communications $520.19 million 5.04 $28.67 million $0.63 89.67
Gridsum $62.72 million 1.56 -$75.82 million N/A N/A

Cogent Communications has higher revenue and earnings than Gridsum.

Profitability

This table compares Cogent Communications and Gridsum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cogent Communications 5.51% -23.57% 3.94%
Gridsum N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Cogent Communications beats Gridsum on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cogent Communications

Cogent Communications logoCogent Communications Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides high-speed Internet access, private network, and data center colocation space services primarily to small and medium-sized businesses, communications service providers, and other bandwidth-intensive organizations in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Brazil. The company offers on-net Internet access and private network services to law firms, financial services firms, advertising and marketing firms, other professional services businesses, other Internet service providers, telephone companies, cable television companies, Web hosting companies, content delivery network companies, and commercial content and application service providers. It also provides on-net services in carrier-neutral data centers, Cogent controlled data centers, and single-tenant office buildings. In addition, the company offers off-net services to businesses that are connected to its network primarily by means of ‘last mile’ access service lines obtained from other carriers primarily in the form of metropolitan Ethernet circuits. Further, it provides Internet connectivity to customers that are not located in buildings directly connected to its network, as well as offers voice services. The company operates 52 data centers. Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Washington, the District of Columbia.

About Gridsum

Gridsum logoGridsum Holding Inc. provides data analysis software for enterprises and government agencies in China. Its proprietary distributed data architecture allows its customers to collect and analyze information; and Gridsum Big Data platform and Gridsum Prophet performs multi-dimensional correlation analysis and analyzes complex real-time events. The company offers Web Dissector to analyze customer Websites by monitoring and analyzing key performance indicators; Mobile Dissector to understand mobile app user activity; SEM Dissector for search engine marketing; SEO Dissector, a search engine optimization tool; Ad Dissector, an advertisement performance monitoring and optimization product; Contribution Dissector to track and analyze user behavior from original access to ultimate conversion; Audience Dissector, an audience analysis product; and Recommendation Engine, a data driven content recommendation solution. It also provides Government Web Dissector, a digital intelligence solution; Government Website Group Integrated Management Platform, an integrated management platform; Streaming Dissector, a real-time viewership analysis for digital online video; Video Dissector, an online video content analytics tool; TV Dissector, an analytics tool; Rating Plus, a television viewing data analytics tool; and Media Dissector, a mass, social, and user-generated content media monitoring and analytics tool. In addition, the company offers Law Dissector, a search and statistical analysis tool; Smart Push, a legal research tool; voice recognition and transcription system; Information Dissector, an insightful analytical system; Social Listening, a cloud-based social listening solution; Gridsum Dashboard, a data visualization tool; and Gridsum Report Center, an automated report generation and distribution tool. Further, it develops new media analytics and information discovery solutions to address customer needs. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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TiVo (TIVO) Analysts See $0.10 EPS; Mts Systems (MTSC) Shorts Raised By 10.06%

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Mts Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) had an increase of 10.06% in short interest. MTSC’s SI was 1.06 million shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 10.06% from 965,200 shares previously. With 130,700 avg volume, 8 days are for Mts Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC)’s short sellers to cover MTSC’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $54.59. About 52,728 shares traded. MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) has risen 10.59% since May 3, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.22% the S&P500. Some Historical MTSC News: 07/05/2018 – MTS Systems Anticipates Restructuring Action to Be Completed by End of Fiscal Yr 2018; 07/05/2018 – MTS Systems Reaffirms Outlook for Fiscal Yr 2018; 27/03/2018 – MTS Business Partner Opens Testing Innovation Center In Brazil To Support Aerospace Industry Growth; 14/05/2018 – MTS Systems Forms Golden Cross: Technicals; 13/03/2018 – MTS SYSTEMS – ACTIONS TO IMPACT 2 TEST CHINA MANUFACTURING FACILITIES WITH NO CHANGES ANTICIPATED IN U.S. OR EUROPEAN OPERATIONS FROM TRANSFER; 07/05/2018 – MTS SYSTEMS CORP – REAFFIRM EXPECTED OUTLOOK FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018; 07/05/2018 – MTS Systems 2Q EPS 44c; 07/05/2018 – MTS Systems Backs 2018 EPS $3.55-EPS $3.85; 13/03/2018 – MTS Systems: Cuts Correspond to Transfer of Production in China to Contract Manufacturing Partne; 08/05/2018 – MTS Systems at Wells Fargo Industrials Conference Tomorrow

Analysts expect TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ:TIVO) to report $0.10 EPS on May, 9.They anticipate $0.12 EPS change or 54.55% from last quarter’s $0.22 EPS. TIVO’s profit would be $12.49 million giving it 22.63 P/E if the $0.10 EPS is correct. After having $0.08 EPS previously, TiVo Corporation’s analysts see 25.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.88% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $9.05. About 1.53M shares traded or 69.74% up from the average. TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ:TIVO) has declined 33.81% since May 3, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.18% the S&P500. Some Historical TIVO News: 16/05/2018 – TiVo Enters Long-term IP License with Fnac Darty Group; 06/03/2018 – TIVO CORP – SHARP SIGNS LICENSE TO CO’S GLOBAL INNOVATIONS TO ENABLE CUSTOM DISCOVERY SERVICES; 10/04/2018 – Mediacom Commun Extends Licensing Agreement With TiVo to Transform TV Viewing for Customers; 10/04/2018 – TIVO CORP – RELATIONSHIP WITH MEDIACOM WILL EXPAND TO NEW PLATFORMS BEYOND TRADITIONAL DVR; 02/05/2018 – TiVo Renews Intellectual Property License Agreement With VIZIO; 03/04/2018 – Starz Is Acquiring License to TiVo Patent Portfolios and Over-The-Top Assets of Intellectual Ventures Patent Portfolio; 06/03/2018 – TIVO CORP – SHARP AND CO EXTEND INTERACTIVE PROGRAM GUIDE DEAL TO POWER CONTENT DISCOVERY ACROSS ENTERTAINMENT DEVICES; 10/05/2018 – TIVO 1Q LOSS/SHR CONT OPS 16C, EST. EPS 34C; 21/04/2018 – DJ TiVo Corp, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (TIVO); 15/05/2018 – Driehaus Capital Management LLC Exits Position in TiVo

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.04, from 1.15 in 2018Q3. It dived, as 17 investors sold MTS Systems Corporation shares while 47 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 17.30 million shares or 1.24% more from 17.09 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Invesco has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC). Engineers Gate Manager L P has invested 0.04% in MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC). 5,000 are held by Meyer Handelman. Goldman Sachs Group Inc holds 0% or 76,560 shares. Aperio Grp Ltd Liability Corp has 5,991 shares for 0% of their portfolio. New York State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 0% or 17,600 shares. Naples Glob Advisors Ltd Co holds 4,890 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Susquehanna Group Inc Llp has invested 0% in MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC). Clearbridge Limited Liability owns 460,533 shares. Pacific Ridge Cap Prns Llc holds 0.16% or 12,230 shares in its portfolio. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 5,959 shares. Aristotle Cap Boston Limited Liability Com holds 0.39% or 117,969 shares. Natl Bank Of Montreal Can reported 0% stake. Dimensional Fund Advisors L P has 0.02% invested in MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC). Morgan Stanley reported 0% stake.

Since November 28, 2018, it had 5 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $711,194 activity. 521 shares were bought by Harrison Steven B, worth $24,691 on Thursday, November 29. $29,880 worth of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) was bought by SCHROCK MICHAEL V on Tuesday, December 4. 2,000 shares were bought by GRAVES JEFFREY A, worth $93,600 on Sunday, December 9.

MTS Systems Corporation supplies test systems and sensors in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company has market cap of $977.29 million. The companyÂ’s Test segment offers road simulators for durability simulation; tire performance and rolling resistance measurement systems; moving road-plane systems and balances for aerodynamics measurements in wind tunnels; service to maintain the equipment; systems for the physical characterization of material properties, including ceramics, composites, and steel; and systems to test durability and performance of implants, prostheses, and other medical and dental materials and devices. It has a 27.25 P/E ratio. It also provides products, systems, and software to perform static and fatigue testing of aircraft and space vehicles; products for blades, bearings, and wind turbines; structural engineering systems, such as static and dynamic testing; and seismic simulation tables to test the design of structures and establish building codes.

More notable recent MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “MTS Systems (MTSC) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Next Week’s Release – Nasdaq” on April 29, 2019, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “MTS Announces Second Quarter 2019 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call – PRNewswire” published on April 22, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “MTS Systems Corporation (MTSC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 15, 2019 – Nasdaq” on March 14, 2019. More interesting news about MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “After-Hours Earnings Report for November 26, 2018 : ENTA, BKE, MTSC, GSM – Nasdaq” published on November 26, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Shopify, Meredith, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, DXC Technology, MTS, and Biglari — New Horizons, Emerging Trends, and Upcoming Developments – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 14, 2019.

More notable recent TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ:TIVO) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Earnings Preview: TiVo (TIVO) Q1 Earnings Expected to Decline – Nasdaq” on May 02, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Is TiVo Corporation (TIVO) A Good Stock To Buy? – Yahoo Finance” published on May 02, 2019, Bizjournals.com published: “Comcast hit with (yet another) lawsuit from TiVo – Philadelphia Business Journal” on April 22, 2019. More interesting news about TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ:TIVO) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Will Alphabet’s Commercial-Drone Business Boost Google Stock? – Nasdaq” published on April 29, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “TiVo launches new volley in patent fight against Comcast – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: April 26, 2019.

TiVo Corporation provides entertainment technology and audience insights worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.13 billion. The Company’s Intellectual Property Licensing segment licenses its patent portfolio to multi-channel video service providers, including cable, satellite, and Internet-protocol television providers; set-top box manufacturers; and interactive television software and program guide providers in the online, over-the-top video, and mobile phone businesses, as well as consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers. It currently has negative earnings. This segment’s portfolio of licensable technology patents covers various aspects of content discovery, digital video recorder (DVR), video-on-demand (VOD), OTT experiences, multi-screen functionality, and personalization, as well as interactive applications and advertising.

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