Comparing DecisionPoint Systems (DPSI) and Red Hat (RHT)

DecisionPoint Systems (OTCMKTS:DPSI) and Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DecisionPoint Systems and Red Hat’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DecisionPoint Systems $31.10 million 0.00 $1.68 million N/A N/A
Red Hat $2.92 billion 10.47 $258.80 million $2.30 75.54

Red Hat has higher revenue and earnings than DecisionPoint Systems.

Risk & Volatility

DecisionPoint Systems has a beta of 4.59, meaning that its stock price is 359% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Red Hat has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares DecisionPoint Systems and Red Hat’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DecisionPoint Systems N/A N/A N/A
Red Hat 9.15% 31.80% 8.85%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for DecisionPoint Systems and Red Hat, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DecisionPoint Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Red Hat 1 15 13 0 2.41

Red Hat has a consensus price target of $163.64, indicating a potential downside of 5.82%. Given Red Hat’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Red Hat is more favorable than DecisionPoint Systems.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.8% of Red Hat shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.7% of DecisionPoint Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Red Hat shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Red Hat beats DecisionPoint Systems on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

DecisionPoint Systems Company Profile

DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. operates as an enterprise mobility systems integrator in the United States. It sells and installs mobile computing and wireless systems, such as mobile computers, mobile application software, and related data capture equipment. The company deploys mobile applications for retail stores, warehousing and distribution, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and field mobility industries. It also provides enterprise mobile software systems, which include APEXWare Field Service solution; APEXWare Merchandising, Sales and Delivery solution; APEXWare Warehouse Management System; DecisionPoint custom development solution; and ContentSentral, which manages and distributes corporate content, as well as resells specialized applications. In addition, the company offers professional services comprising business consulting for understanding the implementation of mobile computing for a business process; technical consulting for determining the technology to be used and implemented; and technical development services consisting of software programming and configuration of the mobile computing, and application solutions, as well as interface software for customer's existing back-office systems. Further, it provides supply chain services, such as Pre-Contract, Pre Go-Live, and Post Go-Live solutions; and deployment and support services consisting of implementation and rollout services. Additionally, the company offers enterprise wireless and mobile computing hardware, such as handheld and vehicle-mounted, and ruggedized mobile computers; wireless LAN infrastructure; GPS receivers; two-way radios; handheld bar code scanners; laptops and tablet computers for rugged environments; consumer Smartphone and tablet computers; and bar code consumables. It serves retail, utility, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, and other commercial customers. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Red Hat Company Profile

Red Hat, Inc. provides open source software solutions to develop and offer operating system, virtualization, management, middleware, cloud, mobile, and storage technologies to various enterprises worldwide. It offers infrastructure-related solutions, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, an operating system platform that runs on hardware for use in hybrid cloud environments; Red Hat Satellite, a system management offering that helps to deploy, scale, and manage in hybrid cloud environments; and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, a software solution that allows customers to utilize and manage a common hardware infrastructure to run multiple operating systems and applications. The company offers application development-related and other technology solutions, such as Red Hat JBoss Middleware, a solution for developing, deploying, and managing applications; integrating applications, data, and devices; and automating business processes in hybrid cloud environments; The company's application development-related and other technology solutions also includes Red Hat cloud offerings, a software solution that enables customers to build and manage various cloud computing environments; Red Hat Mobile, a software development platform that enables customers to develop, integrate, deploy, and manage mobile applications for enterprises; and Red Hat Storage, a software solution that enables customers to manage large, unstructured, or semi-structured data in hybrid cloud environments. It also provides consulting, support, and training services; and realtime operating system, distributed computing, directory services, and user authentication. Red Hat, Inc. has collaboration with Juniper Networks Expand to provide a unified solution for enterprises designed to manage and run applications and services. The company was formerly known as Red Hat Software, Inc. and changed its name to Red Hat, Inc. in June 1999. Red Hat, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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