Financial Comparison: Unisys (UIS) versus Borqs Technologies (BRQS)

Unisys (NYSE:UIS) and Borqs Technologies (NASDAQ:BRQS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Unisys and Borqs Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Unisys 3.62% -15.39% 7.96%
Borqs Technologies 0.42% 1.35% 0.50%

Risk & Volatility

Unisys has a beta of 1.45, indicating that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Borqs Technologies has a beta of 2.68, indicating that its stock price is 168% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Unisys and Borqs Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Unisys 0 3 2 0 2.40
Borqs Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A

Unisys presently has a consensus price target of $14.50, suggesting a potential upside of 17.98%. Given Unisys’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Unisys is more favorable than Borqs Technologies.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.3% of Borqs Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Unisys shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.2% of Borqs Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Unisys and Borqs Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Unisys $2.74 billion 0.23 -$65.30 million $2.42 5.08
Borqs Technologies $154.31 million 0.83 -$12.56 million N/A N/A

Borqs Technologies has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Unisys.

Summary

Borqs Technologies beats Unisys on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Unisys

Unisys Corporation provides information technology services worldwide. It operates in two segments, Services and Technology. The Services segment provides cloud and infrastructure services, application services, and business process outsourcing services. The Technology segment designs and develops software, hardware, and other related products. It offers a range of data-center, infrastructure management, and cloud computing services for clients to virtualize and automate data-center environments. This segment also provides industry application products, which allow law enforcement agencies to share critical investigative intelligence and integrated child support case management tools; travel and transportation companies to manage freight and distribution and leverage predictive analytics; and life sciences and healthcare companies to manage medical devices and visibility over the pharmaceutical supply chain, as well as offers financial solutions to deliver banking. In addition, its products include Unisys ClearPath Forward hardware-independent software for high-volume enterprise computing; and Unisys Stealth security software, which enables trusted identities to access micro-segmented critical assets and safely communicate through secure and encrypted channels. The company serves customers in the government, commercial, and financial services markets through direct sales force, distributors, resellers, and alliance partners. Unisys Corporation was founded in 1886 and is based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

About Borqs Technologies

Borqs Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides development services, software solutions, and products for Android-based smart connected devices in China, India, the United States, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Mobile Virtual Network Operator Services and Connected Solutions. The company develops wireless smart connected devices and cloud solutions; and provides a range of 2G/3G/4G voice and data services for general consumer usage and Internet-of-things devices, as well as telecom services, such as voice conferencing. It also offers commercial grade Android platform software and service solutions for mobile chipset manufacturers, mobile device OEMs, and mobile operators, as well as mobile connected device solutions for use in enterprise and consumer applications. In addition, it sells hardware products. Borqs Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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