Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) and AgriVest Americas (OTCMKTS:NXCN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and risk.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Open Text and AgriVest Americas, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Risk & Volatility
Open Text has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AgriVest Americas has a beta of -5.04, indicating that its share price is 604% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Open Text and AgriVest Americas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
67.3% of Open Text shares are held by institutional investors. 10.6% of Open Text shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 32.1% of AgriVest Americas shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Open Text pays an annual dividend of $0.61 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. AgriVest Americas does not pay a dividend. Open Text pays out 67.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Open Text has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Open Text and AgriVest Americas’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Open Text||$2.82 billion||3.15||$242.22 million||$0.91||36.33|
Open Text has higher revenue and earnings than AgriVest Americas.
Open Text beats AgriVest Americas on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Open Text
Open Text Corporation provides a suite of software products and services. The company offers content services; digital process automation, which enables organizations to transform into digital and data-driven businesses through automation; and discovery suite that provides forensics and unstructured data analytics for searching, collecting, and investigating enterprise data to manage legal obligations and risk. It also provides business network solutions comprising business-to-business integration services, such as secure mail, large file transfer, fax, and electronic data interchange within a single platform; analytics solutions; and forensic security and automated cyber risk management software service. In addition, the company provides customer support programs that include access to software upgrades, a knowledge base, discussions, product information, and an online mechanism to post and review trouble tickets. Further, it offers professional services, such as consulting and learning services relating for the implementation, training, and integration of its licensed product offerings into the customers' systems; and cloud services that allow its customers to make use of its OpenText software, services, and content over Internet enabled networks. The company serves organizations, mid-market companies, and government agencies worldwide. It has strategic partnerships with SAP SE, Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Salesforce.com Corporation, Accenture plc, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and others. Open Text Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.
About AgriVest Americas
NXChain Inc. does not have significant operations. The company intends to locate and consummate a merger with or an acquisition of a private entity. Previously, it was engaged in the development, marketing, and support of warehouse management software solutions that enable companies to automate their warehouse operations and provide inventory visibility throughout the supply chain. The company was formerly known as AgriVest Americas, Inc. and changed its name to NXChain Inc. in December 2015. NXChain Inc. was founded in 1982 and is based in Irvine, California. NXChain Inc. is a subsidiary of Havanti AS.
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