InterCloud Systems (OTCMKTS:ICLD) and China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. (NASDAQ:CNTF) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.9% of China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of InterCloud Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for InterCloud Systems and China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech., as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech.||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Risk & Volatility
InterCloud Systems has a beta of 3.61, suggesting that its stock price is 261% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. has a beta of 3.07, suggesting that its stock price is 207% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares InterCloud Systems and China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech.||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares InterCloud Systems and China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|InterCloud Systems||$34.52 million||0.01||-$44.33 million||N/A||N/A|
|China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech.||$46.81 million||0.27||-$9.33 million||N/A||N/A|
China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. has higher revenue and earnings than InterCloud Systems.
China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. beats InterCloud Systems on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About InterCloud Systems
InterCloud Systems, Inc. provides networking orchestration and automation for software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization environments to telecommunications service provider and corporate enterprise markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Applications and Infrastructure and Professional Services. The Applications and Infrastructure segment provides applications and services, including SDN training, SDN software development and integration, and vertical network function validation; and cabling and other field installations, as well as designs, engineers, installs, and maintains various types of Wi-Fi and DAS networks to enterprise customers. The Professional Services segment engages in the design and deployment of SDN and software-defined wide area networking solutions for enterprise and carrier accounts. The company is based in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.
About China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech.
China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited engages in the original design and development of specialized mobile handsets for consumers and enterprises in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It operates through Mobile Phone Business and Real Estate segments. The company offers handset design services through outsourcing of EMS providers who engage in assembly and manufacturing operations; and offer testing services of the assembled printed circuit boards, systems, and subsystems for Chinese mobile handset brand owners and international mobile handset brand owners. It also provides feature phones, smart phones, ruggedized phones, wireless modules, smart pads, and wireless software and applications, as well as other electronic components, such as industrial wireless devices. In addition, the company sells mobile handset products under the Tecface, 17FOX, and MOBIFOX brands. Further, it owns, develops, operates, and manages commercial real estate properties. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.
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