Sito Mobile (NASDAQ:SITO) and Accenture (NYSE:ACN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Sito Mobile and Accenture’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sito Mobile||$43.10 million||1.09||-$15.03 million||($0.50)||-3.72|
|Accenture||$36.77 billion||3.12||$3.45 billion||$5.91||28.77|
Accenture has higher revenue and earnings than Sito Mobile. Sito Mobile is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Accenture, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Sito Mobile and Accenture, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Sito Mobile presently has a consensus target price of $9.25, indicating a potential upside of 397.31%. Accenture has a consensus target price of $168.59, indicating a potential downside of 0.86%. Given Sito Mobile’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Sito Mobile is more favorable than Accenture.
Accenture pays an annual dividend of $2.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Sito Mobile does not pay a dividend. Accenture pays out 45.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Accenture has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.
Volatility & Risk
Sito Mobile has a beta of -1.23, suggesting that its share price is 223% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Accenture has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Sito Mobile and Accenture’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
14.4% of Sito Mobile shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.2% of Accenture shares are held by institutional investors. 6.5% of Sito Mobile shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Accenture shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Accenture beats Sito Mobile on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.
Sito Mobile Company Profile
SITO Mobile, Ltd. provides advertisement delivery, measurement and attribution, and consumer insights using its proprietary location-based marketing intelligence platform in the United States and Canada. It offers Ad Placement, which delivers advertisements on behalf of its customers to audiences of existing and prospective consumers in a privacy compliant manner; and advertisements across television, desktop, social media, and digital out of home platforms. The company also provides measurement and attribution products, including Real-time Verified Walk-In, a platform built in-house working in tandem with a data management platform and demand side platform; Location, Audience and Behavior Sciences reports that provide an analysis of a customer's audience, breaking down location, and purchase and demographic data against various control groups for selected targeted audiences in real time; and Purchase Science Reports, which offer transaction data to make marketing campaigns relevant and measurable. In addition, it offers Insights products, such as Consumer Behavior and Location Sciences, which explores the consumer journey and presents strategic knowledge assets and actionable insights for executives and strategic decision makers looking to understand and influence consumer behaviors. The company provides its services to brands, advertising agencies, out-of-home advertisers, media companies, and non-media companies through salesforce and account management teams. The company was formerly known as Single Touch Systems, Inc. and changed its name to SITO Mobile, Ltd. in September 2014. SITO Mobile, Ltd. was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Accenture Company Profile
Accenture plc provides consulting, technology, and outsourcing services worldwide. Its Communications, Media & Technology segment provides professional services that help clients accelerate and deliver digital transformation, and enhance business results through industry-specific solutions for communications, media, and high tech industries, as well as for software platforms. The company's Financial Services segment offers services that address profitability pressures, industry consolidation, regulatory changes, and the need to continually adapt to new digital technologies. This segment serves clients in banking, capital markets, and insurance industries. Its Health & Public Service segment provides research-based insights and offerings, including consulting services and digital solutions to help clients deliver social, economic, and health outcomes. This segment serves healthcare payers and providers, as well as government departments and agencies, public service organizations, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. The company's Products segment helps clients enhance their performance in distribution, sales, and marketing; in research and development, and manufacturing; and in business functions, such as finance, human resources, procurement, and supply chain. This segment serves clients in consumer goods, retail, and travel services industries; automotive, freight and logistics, industrial and electrical equipment, consumer durable and heavy equipment, and construction and infrastructure management companies; and pharmaceutical, medical technology, and biotechnology companies. Its Resources segment enables clients to develop and implement strategies, improve operations, manage complex change initiatives, and integrate digital technologies. This segment serves clients in chemicals, energy, forest products, metals and mining, and utilities and related industries. Accenture plc was founded in 1989 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.
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