Sify Technologies (NASDAQ:SIFY) and GigaMedia (NASDAQ:GIGM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.
Volatility & Risk
Sify Technologies has a beta of 1.21, meaning that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GigaMedia has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Sify Technologies and GigaMedia’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sify Technologies||$318.04 million||0.20||$14.32 million||N/A||N/A|
|GigaMedia||$11.60 million||2.73||$1.08 million||N/A||N/A|
Sify Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than GigaMedia.
This table compares Sify Technologies and GigaMedia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
5.5% of Sify Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.3% of GigaMedia shares are owned by institutional investors. 77.0% of Sify Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of GigaMedia shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Sify Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. GigaMedia does not pay a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Sify Technologies and GigaMedia, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Sify Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 148.45%. Given Sify Technologies’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Sify Technologies is more favorable than GigaMedia.
Sify Technologies beats GigaMedia on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Sify Technologies Company Profile
Sify Technologies Limited provides integrated ICT solutions and services in India and internationally. The company operates in five segments: Telecom Services, Data Center Services, Cloud and Managed Services, Technology Integration Services, and Applications Integration Services. The Telecom Services segment offers Internet protocol based virtual private network services, including intranets, extranets, and remote access applications; and last mile connectivity services. The Data Center Services segment provides co-location, regular backup, server load balancing, and remote backup solutions; messaging, shared hosting, network, and security services; storage and virtualization services; and managed voice services to resident enterprises. The Cloud and Managed Services segment offers on-demand hosting services; and remote and onsite infrastructure management services that manages and supports customer operating systems, applications, and database layers, as well as utility-based on-demand storage service that manages the lifecycle of enterprise information. The Technology Integration Services segment provides data center build, network integration, information security, end user computing, and collaborative tools and solutions. The Applications Integration Services segment offers a range of Web-applications; and operates online portals, including sify.com and samachar.com, which acts as principal entry points and gateway for accessing the Internet, as well as related content sites. Sify Technologies Limited also provides Website design, development, content management, online assessment tools, and search engine optimization services; messaging and collaboration services and solutions; online testing engine and network management services; and online exam engine solutions. The company was formerly known as Sify Limited and changed its name to Sify Technologies Limited in October 2007. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Chennai, India.
GigaMedia Company Profile
GigaMedia Limited provides digital entertainment services in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. The company offers mobile and browser-based casual games through FunTown-branded platform. Its portfolio of PC-based casual games include MahJong, a traditional Chinese tile game; sports games, Web-based RPG, and mobile games; online card games; and chance-based games, including bingo, lotto, horse racing, Sic-Bo, slots, and various casual games. The company also provides Tales Runner, a multi-player online obstacle running game in which players competes by running, jumping, dashing and using items. In addition, it owns and operates GigaCloud, a provider of cloud computing solutions and related services focused on the cloud services market for SMEs in Taiwan. GigaMedia Limited was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.
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