Charge Enterprises (NASDAQ:CRGE – Get Rating) and TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT – Get Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Charge Enterprises and TechTarget, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Charge Enterprises presently has a consensus target price of $4.75, indicating a potential upside of 289.34%. TechTarget has a consensus target price of $48.63, indicating a potential upside of 40.29%. Given Charge Enterprises’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Charge Enterprises is more favorable than TechTarget.
Valuation and Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Charge Enterprises||$649.19 million||0.39||-$51.67 million||($0.37)||-3.30|
|TechTarget||$297.49 million||3.34||$41.61 million||$1.30||26.66|
TechTarget has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Charge Enterprises. Charge Enterprises is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than TechTarget, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Charge Enterprises has a beta of 3.04, indicating that its share price is 204% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TechTarget has a beta of 0.96, indicating that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Charge Enterprises and TechTarget’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider and Institutional Ownership
14.0% of Charge Enterprises shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.6% of TechTarget shares are held by institutional investors. 22.1% of Charge Enterprises shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of TechTarget shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
TechTarget beats Charge Enterprises on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Charge Enterprises
Charge Enterprises, Inc. is a portfolio of global businesses with the vision of connecting people everywhere with communications, infrastructure, and charging. Charge Enterprises does the unglamorous part of connecting phone calls and powering the future of movement. It operates through two distinct divisions: Charge Communications, with a strategy to offer Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS) and Communication as a Platform Service (CPaaS), providing termination of both voice and data to Carriers and Mobile Network Operators (MNO’s), and Charge Infrastructure, which includes portable powerbanks, micro-mobility docking and charging & EV charging installation, stations & maintenance. The company was founded on May 8, 2003 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
TechTarget, Inc. engages in the provision of data and analytics and software solutions for purchase intent-driven marketing and sales data which delivers business impact for business-to-business companies. It operates through the North America and International geographical segments. Its solutions include tech marketing, ABM, tech sales, and intent-driven services. The company was founded by Don Hawk and Greg Strakosch on September 14, 1999 and is headquartered in Newton, MA.
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