Analyzing Evolving Systems (EVOL) and Synchronoss Technologies (SNCR)

Evolving Systems (NASDAQ: EVOL) and Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Evolving Systems and Synchronoss Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Evolving Systems 6.52% 8.27% 5.12%
Synchronoss Technologies N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Evolving Systems and Synchronoss Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Evolving Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
Synchronoss Technologies 2 4 0 0 1.67

Synchronoss Technologies has a consensus price target of $10.80, indicating a potential upside of 77.92%. Given Synchronoss Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Synchronoss Technologies is more favorable than Evolving Systems.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Evolving Systems and Synchronoss Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Evolving Systems $28.81 million 1.47 $2.51 million N/A N/A
Synchronoss Technologies $476.67 million 0.61 $19.58 million N/A N/A

Synchronoss Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Evolving Systems.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

35.7% of Evolving Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.4% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.4% of Evolving Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.5% of Synchronoss Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Evolving Systems has a beta of 0.59, meaning that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Synchronoss Technologies has a beta of 0.95, meaning that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Synchronoss Technologies beats Evolving Systems on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Evolving Systems Company Profile

Evolving Systems, Inc. provides software solutions and services to the wireless, wireline, and cable markets in the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Mexico, and internationally. It offers Real-time Lifecycle Marketing platform, which monitors customer events and behavioral patterns in real-time; Dynamic SIM Allocation, a SIM card activation solution that allocates and assigns resources to mobile network operators devices that rely on SIM cards; and Mobile Data Enablement solution, a data consumption and policy management solution, which monitors the usage and consumption of data services for wireless carriers and mobile virtual network operators. The company also provides Total Number Management, a scalable and fully automated database solution that enables operators to manage their telephone numbers, as well as other communication identifiers; and Tertio, a service activation solution for carriers to activate a new subscriber or to add a new service to an existing subscriber, as well as provide an operating environment for carriers to manage their voice, data, and content service needs for their traditional and broadband IP networks. In addition, it offers professional services for the customization, integration, and deployment of its products; and operational support, technical, marketing, and customer engagement consultancy services. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Synchronoss Technologies Company Profile

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. provides cloud solutions and software-based activation for connected devices worldwide. The company's products and services include cloud-based sync, backup, storage and content engagement capabilities, broadband connectivity solutions, analytics, white label messaging, and identity/access management that enable communications service providers, cable operators/multi-services operators, original equipment manufacturers with embedded connectivity, and multi-channel retailers, as well as other customers to accelerate and monetize value-add services for secure and broadband networks and connected devices. It also provides Synchronoss Enterprise solutions, such as secure mobility management, data and analytics, and identity and access management solutions for the financial, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences, and government sectors; and Synchronoss Personal Cloud platform that delivers an operator-branded experience for subscribers to backup, restore, synchronize, and share their personal content across smartphones, tablets, computers, and other connected devices. In addition, the company offers software as a service for the organizations to securely manage, control, track, search, exchange, and collaborate on sensitive information inside and outside the firewall. Its products and platforms are designed to enable multiple converged communication services to manage across a range of distribution channels, such as e-commerce, m-commerce, telesales, customer stores, indirect, and other retail outlets. The company markets and sells its services through direct sales force and strategic partners. Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

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