Comparing Verisk Analytics (VRSK) & Globant (GLOB)

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Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) and Globant (NYSE:GLOB) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Verisk Analytics and Globant’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Verisk Analytics 26.58% 31.35% 10.29%
Globant 9.48% 15.07% 11.35%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Verisk Analytics and Globant’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Verisk Analytics $2.15 billion 8.81 $555.10 million $3.21 35.76
Globant $413.44 million 4.44 $30.53 million $0.88 58.15

Verisk Analytics has higher revenue and earnings than Globant. Verisk Analytics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Globant, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.3% of Verisk Analytics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.5% of Globant shares are held by institutional investors. 3.2% of Verisk Analytics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Verisk Analytics and Globant, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Verisk Analytics 0 7 5 0 2.42
Globant 0 3 4 0 2.57

Verisk Analytics currently has a consensus target price of $105.08, suggesting a potential downside of 8.45%. Globant has a consensus target price of $58.00, suggesting a potential upside of 13.35%. Given Globant’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Globant is more favorable than Verisk Analytics.

Risk & Volatility

Verisk Analytics has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Globant has a beta of 0.63, meaning that its stock price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Verisk Analytics beats Globant on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Verisk Analytics Company Profile

Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions for customers in the insurance, energy, and financial markets in the United States and internationally. Its Decision Analytics segment develops predictive models to forecast scenarios, and produce standard and customized analytics for predicting loss, selecting and pricing risk, detecting fraud before and after a loss event, and quantifying losses. It provides fraud-detection tools for the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry; data analytics for energy, chemicals, and metals and mining industries; and data and information services that enable enhanced compliance with environmental health and safety, as well as helps businesses and governments to anticipate and manage climate-and weather-related risks. The company's Risk Assessment segment offers solutions to P&C insurance customers and focuses on prediction of loss, and selection and pricing of risk. Its solutions include industry-standard insurance programs that help P&C insurers in defining coverage and issue policies; actuarial services to help its customers analyze and price their risks; and customized services that include assisting with the development of independent insurance programs, analysis of their own underwriting experience, development of classification systems and rating plans, and other business decisions, as well as supplies information to various customers in other markets. This segment's solutions also comprise property-specific rating and underwriting information on properties, businesses, and communities to evaluate, price, and process commercial insurance applications, including property, auto, general liability, business owner's policy, and workers compensation. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Globant Company Profile

Globant S.A., a technology services company, provides services related to application development, testing, infrastructure management, and application maintenance worldwide. The company offers machine learning, pattern recognition, natural language understanding, future of organizations, customer insight, behavioral change, product innovation, design thinking, product management discovery and delivery, and product coaching services. It also provides process appraisal, automated, process evolution, delivery management, agile consultancy, management consulting, user experience, visual and service, industrial design, mobile engineering, fast prototyping, and mobile and product strategy services. In addition, the company offers game engineering and experience, digital platform, virtual and augmented reality, graphics engineering, 3D and 2D art, e-Sports, data architecture, data science, distributed platform, data integration, data visualization, and blockchain services. Further, it provides Internet of things experience and consultancy, platform, hardware integration, content management system, e-learning, video content production, OTT, and Cloud Ops Studio services. Additionally, the company offers functional testing, load and performance testing, mobile testing, test automation, large scale Web applications, hybrid and cross-compiled development, accessibility, API management, micro, complex architecture, software archaeology, IT service management, and software evolution services, as well as services over platforms. It serves medium- to large-sized companies operating in media and entertainment, professional services, technology and telecommunications, travel and hospitality, banks, financial services and insurance, and consumer, and retail and manufacturing industries. The company was formerly known as IT Outsourcing S.L. and changed its name to Globant S.A. in December 2012. Globant S.A. was founded in 2003 and is based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

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