Head-To-Head Analysis: Xunlei (XNET) & Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB)

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Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB) and Xunlei (NASDAQ:XNET) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Carbonite and Xunlei’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carbonite $239.46 million 3.46 -$4.00 million $0.50 58.10
Xunlei $200.58 million 3.78 -$37.82 million N/A N/A

Carbonite has higher revenue and earnings than Xunlei.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.3% of Carbonite shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.9% of Xunlei shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.2% of Carbonite shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 21.7% of Xunlei shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Carbonite has a beta of 0.17, indicating that its share price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xunlei has a beta of 1.64, indicating that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Carbonite and Xunlei’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carbonite -1.67% 38.08% 3.93%
Xunlei -18.00% -9.99% -7.61%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Carbonite and Xunlei, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carbonite 0 1 5 0 2.83
Xunlei 0 0 0 0 N/A

Carbonite currently has a consensus target price of $29.83, suggesting a potential upside of 2.70%. Given Carbonite’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Carbonite is more favorable than Xunlei.

Summary

Carbonite beats Xunlei on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Carbonite Company Profile

Carbonite, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides backup, disaster recovery, high availability, and workload migration technology solutions in the United States. Its solutions include Carbonite Safe that offers annual and multi-year cloud backup plans for individuals or businesses; and Carbonite Endpoint Protection that protects the data, which resides on an organization's computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The company's solutions also comprise Carbonite Hybrid Backup, which protects a customer's data footprint on-premise and in the cloud and enables recovery while version history stored in the cloud safeguards against disaster; Carbonite Cloud Backup that automatically backs up data to the cloud and keeps physical and virtual systems protected with point-in-time restore; and Carbonite Onsite Backup, a flexible data protection solution, which backs up and replicates data securely across a customer's own private network. In addition, it offers Carbonite Availability that keeps critical business systems available on Windows and Linux servers; Carbonite Recover, a disaster recovery-as-a-service solution that securely replicates critical systems from a customer's primary environment to the cloud; Carbonite Migrate, which migrates physical, virtual, and cloud workloads to and from any environment with minimal risk and near-zero downtime; and Carbonite Email Archiving that provides MailStore offerings designed to meet the specific email archiving needs of customers in terms of performance, stability, functionality, and simplicity. The company provides its solutions through distributors, value-added resellers, managed service providers, and global systems integrators. Carbonite, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Xunlei Company Profile

Xunlei Limited (Xunlei) is a cloud-based acceleration technology company. The Company operates an Internet platform in China based on cloud computing to enable users to access, manage and consume digital media content. The Company’s segment is the operation of its online media platform. The Company’s products and services include Xunlei Accelerator, which enables users to accelerate digital transmission over the Internet, and cloud acceleration subscription services, which offer user services for speed and reliability. The Company’s Xunlei Accelerator allows users to accelerate digital transmission over the Internet. Xunlei Accelerator also bridges users with diverse needs to other services it offers, such as Xunlei Media Player, which supports both online and offline video watching, and its various online games, including Web games and massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), by recommending and providing links to these services on its user interface.

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