Altair Engineering (NASDAQ:ALTR – Get Rating) and Konami (OTCMKTS:KNMCY – Get Rating) are both mid-cap construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.
Risk & Volatility
Altair Engineering has a beta of 1.54, meaning that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Konami has a beta of 0.82, meaning that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Altair Engineering and Konami’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Altair Engineering||$532.18 million||7.69||-$8.79 million||($0.13)||-396.69|
|Konami||$2.42 billion||3.56||$183.01 million||$1.33||47.83|
Konami has higher revenue and earnings than Altair Engineering. Altair Engineering is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Konami, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Altair Engineering and Konami’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
97.5% of Altair Engineering shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Konami shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.7% of Altair Engineering shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Altair Engineering and Konami, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Altair Engineering currently has a consensus price target of $82.25, indicating a potential upside of 59.49%. Given Altair Engineering’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Altair Engineering is more favorable than Konami.
Konami beats Altair Engineering on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Altair Engineering (GetRating)
Altair Engineering Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of simulation, high-performance computing, data analytics, and artificial intelligence worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Software and Client Engineering Services. The Software segment includes solvers and optimization technology products, high-performance computing software applications and hardware products, modeling and visualization tools, data analytics and analysis products, and Internet of Things platform and analytics tools, as well as support and the complementary software products. This segment also offers software technologies in the areas of computational fluid dynamics and fatigue, manufacturing process simulation, and cost estimation for the applications in marine, motorcycle, aerospace, chemical, and architecture industries; and software-related services, such as consulting, implementation, and training services that focuses on the product design and development expertise and analysis from the component level up to complete product engineering at various stages of the lifecycle. The Client Engineering Services segment provides client engineering services. In addition, the company is involved in the development and sale of solid state lighting technology along with communication and control protocols based on its intellectual property for the direct replacement of fluorescent light tubes with LED lamps. Its integrated suite of software optimizes design performance across various disciplines, including structures, motion, fluids, thermal management, electromagnetics, system modeling, and embedded systems. The company’s customers include universities, government agencies, manufacturers, pharmaceutical firms, banking, financial services, and insurance, weather prediction agencies, and electronics design companies. Altair Engineering Inc. was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
About Konami (GetRating)
Konami Holdings Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the digital entertainment business. It operates through four segments: Digital Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Gaming & Systems, and Pachislot & Pachinko Machines. The Digital Entertainment segment manufactures and sells digital content and related products, including mobile games, arcade games, card games, and computer and video games. The Health & Fitness segment operates health and fitness clubs, as well as designs, manufactures, and sells fitness machines and health products. The Gaming & Systems segment designs, manufactures, sells, and services gaming machines and casino management systems. The Pachislot & Pachinko Machines segment researches, designs, produces, and sells pachinko slot and pachinko machines. It operates in Japan and other Asia/Oceania countries, the United States, and Europe. The company was formerly known as Konami Corporation and changed its name to Konami Holdings Corporation in October 2015. Konami Holdings Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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