CCUR (OTCMKTS:CCUR) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.
Apple pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. CCUR does not pay a dividend. Apple pays out 25.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Apple has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.
58.6% of Apple shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.5% of CCUR shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Apple shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for CCUR and Apple, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Apple has a consensus price target of $216.34, indicating a potential downside of 1.62%. Given Apple’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Apple is more favorable than CCUR.
This table compares CCUR and Apple’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility & Risk
CCUR has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apple has a beta of 1.24, indicating that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares CCUR and Apple’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Apple||$265.60 billion||3.74||$59.53 billion||$11.91||18.46|
Apple has higher revenue and earnings than CCUR.
Apple beats CCUR on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
CCUR Company Profile
CCUR Holdings, Inc., formerly Concurrent Computer Corporation, is in the process of evaluating opportunities intended to maximize the value of its remaining assets. This will include the evaluation of opportunities to invest in or acquire one or more operating businesses.
Apple Company Profile
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, and personal computers. It also sells various related software, services, accessories, and third-party digital content and applications. The company offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers, as well as iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS operating systems. It also provides iTunes Store, an app store that allows customers to purchase and download, or stream music and TV shows; rent or purchase movies; and download free podcasts, as well as iCloud, a cloud service, which stores music, photos, contacts, calendars, mail, documents, and others. In addition, the company offers AppleCare support services; Apple Pay, a cashless payment service; Apple TV that connects to consumers' TVs and enables them to access digital content directly for streaming video, playing music and games, and viewing photos; and Apple Watch, a personal electronic device, as well as AirPods, Beats products, HomePod, iPod touch, and other Apple-branded and third-party accessories. The company serves consumers, and small and mid-sized businesses; and education, enterprise, and government customers worldwide. It sells and delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, TV App Store, Book Store, and Apple Music. The company also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force; and third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and resellers. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.
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