Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) and MiX Telematics (NASDAQ:MIXT) Head-To-Head Survey

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) and MiX Telematics (NYSE:MIXT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bottomline Technologies and MiX Telematics’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bottomline Technologies $421.96 million 4.98 $9.43 million $0.97 49.24
MiX Telematics $136.46 million 2.07 $14.75 million $0.75 16.67

MiX Telematics has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Bottomline Technologies. MiX Telematics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bottomline Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

MiX Telematics pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Bottomline Technologies does not pay a dividend. MiX Telematics pays out 26.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Bottomline Technologies has a beta of 1, indicating that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, MiX Telematics has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Bottomline Technologies and MiX Telematics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bottomline Technologies 2.10% 5.75% 3.26%
MiX Telematics 11.80% 15.49% 11.17%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.9% of Bottomline Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.2% of MiX Telematics shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Bottomline 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Bottomline Technologies and MiX Telematics, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bottomline Technologies 1 1 4 0 2.50
MiX Telematics 0 0 0 1 4.00

Bottomline Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $52.70, indicating a potential upside of 10.34%. MiX Telematics has a consensus price target of $28.00, indicating a potential upside of 124.00%. Given MiX Telematics’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MiX Telematics is more favorable than Bottomline Technologies.

Summary

Bottomline Technologies beats MiX Telematics on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bottomline Technologies Company Profile

Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. provides software as a service based solutions. It operates through four segments: Cloud Solutions, Banking Solutions, Payments and Transactional Documents, and Other. The company's products and services include Paymode-X, a cloud-based payment network, which allows businesses to transition to electronic integrated payables; and cloud-based financial messaging solutions that enable banks and corporations to exchange financial information, such as payment instructions, cash reporting, and other messages to facilitate transaction settlement. It also provides digital banking solutions that provide payments, cash management, and online banking solutions to financial institutions; and cloud-based legal spend management solutions and services that integrate with claims management, and time and billing systems to automate legal invoice management processes. In addition, the company offers cyber fraud and risk management solutions that monitor, replay, and analyze user behavior and payment transactions to flag and stop suspicious activity in real time; and payment and document automation solutions to automate a range of business documents and supply chain processes, as well as related Web-based delivery and document archive. Further, it provides healthcare solutions for patient registration, electronic signature, mobile document, and payments; and consulting, project implementation, and training services, as well as sells printers, check papers, and magnetic ink character recognition toners. The company serves customers in the banking, financial services, insurance, healthcare, technology, retail, communications, education, media, manufacturing, and government industries in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

MiX Telematics Company Profile

MiX Telematics Limited provides fleet and mobile asset management solutions through software-as-a-service delivery model. The company offers fleet solutions, including MiX Fleet Manager Premium that provides access to secure information about drivers and vehicles; MiX Fleet Manager Essential for monitoring drivers and vehicles; and MiX Asset Manager, a solution for fleet owners and managers to track and monitor vehicles. It also provides consumer solutions, including Matrix that provides vehicle tracking, telematics, and personal safety services; and Beame, a wireless device, which offers mobile asset tracking and recovery services. In addition, the company provides value added services comprising driver communication, collision prevention and reduction, satellite communication, driver identification, trailer tracking, field services management, driver engagement, fuel security, outsourced control room, and driver management solutions, as well as voice kits and keypads, and in-vehicle camera. MiX Telematics Limited has operations in Africa, the Americas, the Middle East, Australasia, Europe, and Brazil. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Midrand, South Africa.

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