Tangoe (OTCMKTS: TNGO) and Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.
This table compares Tangoe and Iron Mountain’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Tangoe and Iron Mountain, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Tangoe presently has a consensus price target of $6.50, suggesting a potential upside of 27.45%. Iron Mountain has a consensus price target of $40.50, suggesting a potential downside of 1.20%. Given Tangoe’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Tangoe is more favorable than Iron Mountain.
Risk and Volatility
Tangoe has a beta of 0.75, meaning that its share price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Iron Mountain has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Tangoe and Iron Mountain’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Iron Mountain||$3.51 billion||3.12||$104.82 million||$0.80||51.24|
Iron Mountain has higher revenue and earnings than Tangoe. Tangoe is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Iron Mountain, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Iron Mountain pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. Tangoe does not pay a dividend. Iron Mountain pays out 275.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Iron Mountain has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
59.2% of Tangoe shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.6% of Iron Mountain shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.0% of Tangoe shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Iron Mountain shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Iron Mountain beats Tangoe on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Tangoe Company Profile
Tangoe, Inc. is a provider of information technology (IT) and Telecom Expense Management (TEM) software and related services. The Company offers its services to a range of global enterprises and service providers. Its products and solutions include mobility, telecom, cloud, IT expense, strategic consulting and mobility as a service (MaaS). Its mobility solution includes expense management; procurement, logistics and activation; usage management; enterprise mobility; mobile support, and financial management. Its IT expense solution includes expense management, inventory and asset management, usage management and financial management. Its enterprise mobility and IT consulting services include strategic sourcing; strategy assessment, planning, and policy development, and implementation and transition support. The Company offers contract sourcing, strategy and policy consulting, service maturity assessment, global services benchmarking and lifecycle advisory, among others.
Iron Mountain Company Profile
Iron Mountain Incorporated (Iron Mountain) is engaged in storing records, primarily paper documents and data backup media, and provide information management services. The Company offers records management services, data protection and recovery services and information destruction services. Its information management services are divided into three categories: records management services, data protection and recovery services, and information destruction services. The Company’s records management services include flexible retrieval access, retention management and records management program development and implementation based on practices to help customers comply with specific regulatory requirements and policy-based programs. It provides data protection and recovery services for both physical and electronic records. The Company’s information destruction services consist primarily of physical secure shredding operations.
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