Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Q2 (NYSE:QTWO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
90.7% of Trimble shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.4% of Q2 shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Trimble shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 24.5% of Q2 shares are held by company 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.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Trimble and Q2, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Trimble currently has a consensus price target of $41.22, suggesting a potential downside of 5.00%. Q2 has a consensus price target of $45.70, suggesting a potential upside of 20.58%. Given Q2’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Q2 is more favorable than Trimble.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Trimble and Q2’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Trimble||$2.36 billion||4.57||$132.40 million||$0.76||57.09|
|Q2||$150.22 million||10.51||-$36.35 million||($0.69)||-54.93|
Trimble has higher revenue and earnings than Q2. Q2 is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Trimble, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Trimble and Q2’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Trimble has a beta of 2.36, meaning that its share price is 136% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Q2 has a beta of 1.52, meaning that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Trimble beats Q2 on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Trimble Inc., formerly Trimble Navigation Limited, is engaged in providing technology solutions that enable professionals and field mobile workers to transform their work processes. The Company’s solutions are used across a range of industries, including agriculture, architecture, civil engineering, survey and land administration, construction, geospatial, government, natural resources, transportation and utilities. The Company’s business segments include Building and Infrastructure, Geospatial, Resource and utilities and Transportation. The Buildings and Infrastructure segment serves customers working in architecture, engineering, construction and operations and maintenance. The Geospatial segment primarily serves customers working in surveying, engineering, government and land management. The Resources and Utilities segment serves customers working in agriculture, forestry, and utilities. The Transportation segment serves customers working in transportation.
Q2 Holdings, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based digital banking solutions. The Company enables regional and community financial institutions (RCFIs), to deliver a suite of integrated digital banking services. The Company’s solutions all operate on a common platform that supports the delivery of unified digital banking services across online, mobile and voice channels. Its platform provides a single point of management enabling RCFIs to deliver targeted experiences, including tailored rights, features and branding to account holders. Its cloud-based solutions and common platform provide its RCFI customers with a view of account holder access and activity across devices and channels. Its solutions include Q2online, Q2 Risk & Fraud Analytics, Q2 Corporate, Q2 SMART, Q2mobility Application, Q2mobile Remote Deposit Capture, Q2text, Q2themes, Q2clarity, Centrix Dispute Tracking System (DTS), Centrix Payments I.Q. System (PIQS), and Centrix Exact/Transaction Management System (Exact/TMS).
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