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Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS – Get Rating) and MongoDB (NASDAQ:MDB – Get Rating) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
87.3% of Citrix Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.9% of MongoDB shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Citrix Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.7% of MongoDB shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Citrix Systems and MongoDB’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Citrix Systems||$3.22 billion||4.10||$307.50 million||$2.59||40.12|
|MongoDB||$873.78 million||11.86||-$306.87 million||($5.36)||-28.13|
Citrix Systems has higher revenue and earnings than MongoDB. MongoDB is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Citrix Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Volatility and Risk
Citrix Systems has a beta of 0.08, indicating that its stock price is 92% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MongoDB has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Citrix Systems and MongoDB, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Citrix Systems currently has a consensus target price of $86.00, suggesting a potential downside of 17.23%. MongoDB has a consensus target price of $334.63, suggesting a potential upside of 121.95%. Given MongoDB’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MongoDB is more favorable than Citrix Systems.
This table compares Citrix Systems and MongoDB’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
About Citrix Systems
Citrix Systems, Inc., an enterprise software company, provides workspace, app delivery and security, and professional services worldwide. The company offers workspace services, including Citrix Workspace; Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops; Collaborative Work Management; Citrix Content Collaboration, a cloud-based file sharing, digital transaction, and storage solution, which provides enterprise-class data services on various corporate and personal mobile devices; Citrix Analytics for Security that assesses the behavior of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, and Citrix Workspace users and applies actions to protect sensitive corporate information; Citrix Analytics for Performance, which uses machine learning to quantify user experience; Citrix Secure Workspace Access that provides an end-to-end solution to implement Zero Trust principles; and Citrix Secure Internet Access, which provides a solution that protects direct internet access for branch and remote workers using unsanctioned apps. It also provides Citrix ADC that offers application delivery controller, on-premise, in-cloud, and SaaS deployment option solutions. In addition, the company provides customer services, hardware maintenance, consulting, and product training and certification services. The company serves healthcare, financial services, technology, manufacturing, consumer, and government agencies. It markets and licenses its products through resellers, distributors, systems integrators, independent software vendors, original equipment manufacturers, and service providers. The company was formerly known as Citrus Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Citrix Systems, Inc. in March 2009. Citrix Systems, Inc. was incorporated in 1989 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As of September 30, 2022, Citrix Systems, Inc. was taken private.
MongoDB, Inc. provides general purpose database platform worldwide. The company offers MongoDB Enterprise Advanced, a commercial database server for enterprise customers to run in the cloud, on-premise, or in a hybrid environment; MongoDB Atlas, a hosted multi-cloud database-as-a-service solution; and Community Server, a free-to-download version of its database, which includes the functionality that developers need to get started with MongoDB. It also provides professional services comprising consulting and training. The company was formerly known as 10gen, Inc. and changed its name to MongoDB, Inc. in August 2013. MongoDB, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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