Hopto (OTCMKTS:HPTO) and Micro Focus International (NYSE:MFGP) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Micro Focus International pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Hopto does not pay a dividend.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
17.5% of Micro Focus International shares are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of Hopto shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Hopto and Micro Focus International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Micro Focus International||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Micro Focus International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Hopto.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Hopto and Micro Focus International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Micro Focus International||2||2||1||0||1.80|
Micro Focus International has a consensus price target of $25.37, indicating a potential upside of 3.17%. Given Micro Focus International’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Micro Focus International is more favorable than Hopto.
This table compares Hopto and Micro Focus International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Micro Focus International||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Risk and Volatility
Hopto has a beta of 2.17, suggesting that its share price is 117% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Micro Focus International has a beta of 2.01, suggesting that its share price is 101% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Micro Focus International beats Hopto on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
hopTo Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and sells application publishing software in the United States, Brazil, and internationally. Its application publishing software includes application virtualization software and cloud computing software for computer operating systems, including Windows, UNIX, and various Linux-based variants. The company offers its solutions under the GO-Global brand name. GO-Global is an application access solution that provides cross-platform remote access and Web-enabled access to existing software applications, as well as the deployment of secure and private cloud environments for use and/or resale by independent software vendors, corporate enterprises, governmental and educational institutions, and others. Its GO-Global software products include GO-Global for Windows that allows access to Windows-based applications from remote locations, and Internet and dial-up connections; GO-Global for UNIX, which allows access to UNIX and Linux-based applications from remote locations, and Internet connections; and GO-Global Client that allows remote application access from various local, remote, and mobile platforms. The company serves small to medium-sized companies, departments within large corporations, governmental and educational institutions, independent software vendors, and value-added resellers. hopTo Inc. has strategic relationships with KitASP, Elosoft Informatica Ltda, Alcatel-Lucent, GE Intelligent Platforms, GAD eG, and Information Delivery Systems, LLC. The company was formerly known as GraphOn Corporation and changed its name to hopTo Inc. in September 2013. hopTo Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Concord, New Hampshire.
About Micro Focus International
Micro Focus International plc, an infrastructure software company, develops, sells, and supports software products and solutions to small and medium size enterprises. The company offers infrastructure software products that are managed on an investment portfolio. Its product portfolio includes application modernization and connectivity, application delivery management, and IT operations management, as well as security, information management, and Governance. Micro Focus International plc was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Newbury, the United Kingdom.
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