Fair Isaac (NYSE: FICO) and DealerTrack Technologies (NASDAQ:TRAK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
87.2% of Fair Isaac shares are held by institutional investors. 5.8% of Fair Isaac shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Fair Isaac and DealerTrack Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Fair Isaac presently has a consensus target price of $163.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.19%.
This table compares Fair Isaac and DealerTrack Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Fair Isaac and DealerTrack Technologies’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Fair Isaac||$932.17 million||5.60||$128.25 million||$3.67||47.34|
Fair Isaac has higher revenue and earnings than DealerTrack Technologies. DealerTrack Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Fair Isaac, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Fair Isaac beats DealerTrack Technologies on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Fair Isaac Company Profile
Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is a provider of analytic, software and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate and connect decisions. The Company operates through three segments: Applications, Scores and Decision Management Software. The Applications segment includes pre-configured decision management applications designed for a specific type of business problem or process, such as marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collections and insurance claims management. The Scores segment includes business-to-business scoring solutions and services, business-to-consumer scoring solutions and services, including myFICO solutions for consumers. The Decision Management Software segment consists of analytic and decision management software tools that clients can use to create their own custom decision management applications, its new FICO Decision Management Suite, as well as associated professional services.
DealerTrack Technologies Company Profile
Dealertrack Technologies, Inc. provides Web-based software solutions and services. The Company provides solutions and services for segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), third-party retailers, aftermarket providers and other service providers. Dealertrack operates the online credit application networks in the United States and Canada. The Company’s solutions includes Digital Marketing solutions, Dealer Management solutions, F&I solutions, Inventory solutions, Registration & Titling solutions, and Collateral Management solutions. Digital Marketing solutions include digital marketing tools, such as desktop and mobile Website design, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), social media and reputation management tools. Registration & Titling solutions include online and cross-state vehicle registration services.
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