Critical Contrast: Mongodb (MDB) & CA (CA)

Mongodb (NASDAQ: MDB) and CA (NASDAQ:CA) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.


CA pays an annual dividend of $1.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Mongodb does not pay a dividend. CA pays out 101.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Mongodb and CA, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mongodb 0 4 5 0 2.56
CA 2 9 4 0 2.13

Mongodb currently has a consensus price target of $33.50, suggesting a potential downside of 11.52%. CA has a consensus price target of $33.82, suggesting a potential downside of 6.76%. Given CA’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe CA is more favorable than Mongodb.


This table compares Mongodb and CA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mongodb N/A N/A N/A
CA 10.23% 16.52% 7.68%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mongodb and CA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mongodb $101.35 million 18.89 -$86.68 million ($1.60) -23.66
CA $4.04 billion 3.75 $775.00 million $1.01 35.91

CA has higher revenue and earnings than Mongodb. Mongodb is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

26.8% of Mongodb shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.0% of CA shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of CA shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


CA beats Mongodb on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mongodb

MongoDB, Inc. is a modern, general purpose database platform. Its platform is designed to run applications at scale across a broad range of use cases in the cloud, on-premise or in a hybrid environment. Its primary subscription package is MongoDB Enterprise Advanced, which includes its proprietary database server, security, enterprise management capabilities, its graphical user interface, analytics integrations and technical support. It also offers MongoDB Atlas, its cloud hosted database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering that includes infrastructure and management of its community server offering. The Company’s The MongoDB enterprise database server, called Enterprise Server, is its proprietary database. The Company’s other products include Community Server, a free-to-download version of its database and MongoDB Stitch, a backend-as-a-service. The Company also provides professional services to its customers, including consulting and training.

About CA

CA, Inc. (CA) is engaged in providing software solutions enabling customers to plan, develop, manage and secure applications and enterprise environments across distributed, cloud, mobile and mainframe platforms. The Company operates through three business segments: Mainframe Solutions, Enterprise Solutions and Services. Its Mainframe Solutions and Enterprise Solutions segments comprise the Company’s software business organized by the nature of its software offerings and the platform on which the products operate. The Services segment comprises product implementation, consulting, customer education, customer training and application management services. CA’s Mainframe Solutions segment consists of various product offerings, including Application Development, Databases and Database Management, Security & Compliance, and Systems and Operations Management. The Enterprise Solutions segment consists of various product offerings, including Agile Management, DevOps and Security.

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