Windstream Holdings (NYSE: WIN) and Inventergy Global (NASDAQ:INVT) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
4.1% of Inventergy Global shares are owned by institutional investors. 24.6% of Inventergy Global shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Windstream Holdings and Inventergy Global’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Windstream Holdings||$5.51 billion||0.07||$1.80 billion||N/A||N/A|
|Inventergy Global||$1.75 million||0.57||-$4.19 million||N/A||N/A|
Windstream Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Inventergy Global.
This table compares Windstream Holdings and Inventergy Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Windstream Holdings and Inventergy Global, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Windstream Holdings presently has a consensus target price of $4.81, indicating a potential upside of 136.73%. Given Windstream Holdings’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Windstream Holdings is more favorable than Inventergy Global.
Windstream Holdings beats Inventergy Global on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Windstream Holdings
Windstream Holdings, Inc. provides network communications and technology solutions in the United States. Its ILEC Consumer and Small Business segment offers consumer services, including high-speed Internet access; Internet security services; online backup services; basic local telephone services and long-distance services, as well as call waiting, caller identification, call forwarding, and other services; and video services, as well as owns and operates cable television franchises, and sells and leases equipment to support its consumer high-speed Internet and voice services. It also provides services for small business comprising high-speed Internet access, online backup solution, remote tech help services, Web and audio conferencing services, managed Web design services, Web and e-mail hosting services, and fax-to-e-mail services, as well as voice services. This segment serves approximately 1.5 million residential and small business customers. The companys Wholesale segment provides products and services to other communications services providers, such as special access services, which provide network access and transport services to end users; and fiber-to-tower connections to support backhaul services to wireless carriers. It also offers voice and data carrier services to other communications providers, as well as to larger-scale purchasers of network capacity. Its Enterprise segment provides integrated voice and data services, which deliver voice and broadband services over a single Internet connection; multi-site networking services; and other data services, including cloud computing and collocation, and managed services. The companys CLEC Consumer and Small Business segment offers integrated voice and data services, advanced data, and traditional voice and long-distance services, as well as online backup, remote IT, managed Web design, Web hosting, and e-mail services. Windstream Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
About Inventergy Global
Inventergy Global, Inc. is an intellectual property (IP) investment and licensing company. The Company offers clients a professional corporate licensing model for IP value creation. The Company’s Technical Lead and associated group works to understand the science and/or technology behind the patents of a particular portfolio, under the review of the Legal Lead and in support of the Business team. This group coordinates the work of third party technology consultants, including technical external resources, such as technical experts, reverse engineering consultancies and other providers, to deliver inputs to the Legal and Business teams. The Legal Lead and Team manage the existing patent asset portfolio from a global perspective and also manage further prosecution of continuing patent cases. The Legal Lead also is responsible for the legal structure and legal documents of any license or negotiated settlement with prospective licensees.
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